My reviews are very much what I would say to you about a book I’ve read if we were chilling with a cup of coffee. I try not to write overly long-winded posts about metaphorical symbolism or dramatic irony. I’ve studied English Literature, and in its own way that can be fun too, but when I read it’s usually for pure unadulterated escapism, and I don’t like crashing to earth afterwards by overly dissecting a story.

I hope you find a great new read, and I hope you will share your opinions with me on the books that have made you cry buckets, jump up and down with joy, or have made you throw your book off the wall because it was just too unfair (Allegiant, I’m looking at you…).

Books are displayed by their rating, and then alphabetically by title. Click an image to open the gallery, and then click through to the review. More ratings and DNF’d books can be found on my Goodreads page. Happy reading!











    1. Thanks! I used to have a text list just and then decided to play around with things. I wasn’t sure if I should archive 2014’s reads and do new galleries for 2015… I’m going to keep it like this and see if it gets out of control – but I’m hoping the images make it more user friendly 🙂 I think for me, if I’m heading to the 1 territory I usually give up! It becomes a DNF and I don’t have those listed yet, but I will be doing a 2014 DNF wrap up soon! R x


  1. Hi Rachel. Thanks for the reviews, I am completely incapable of deciding what to read so look to heavy readers as my guiding light. You are my latest guiding light so I hope Cassandra Clare is good because I just ordered a 9 book set of her work lol. To be honest though another lady I respect also rates her books highly so how could both of you be wrong…………


    1. Hi, David. Thanks for following the blog! And what a lovely way to describe heavy readers, as a “guiding light”, I love that! It’s what I did too until I found my feet with blogging, but even now there are a couple of other reviewers (one in particular) who has extremely similar tastes to me, so I know if they don’t like something, there’s a high chance I won’t either. With the ridiculous choice we have today (and limited lifetimes to read them all in), reviews really do help sift out the bad, from the good, and the great!

      No pressure for me then with your pick of Clare! I’m guessing you’ve ordered The Infernal Devices series and The Mortal Instruments? I haven’t actually gotten around to reading The Infernal Devices yet, I read all 6 of The Mortal Instruments first, though technically the chronological order to read them in is The Infernal Devices first. Apparently it makes for a better reading experience of the next 6, especially the later books. Hope that makes sense! You’ll have to let me know what you think of them! Happy reading! R xx


      1. Yes the infernal and mortal series. I would have read the 6 mortal books first so lucky you mention about a good reading order. I`m sure I will enjoy them, as long as I can follow what is happening then it should be fine. Books I dislike are generally very complicated, hard to follow or old fashioned. I will let you know how infernal goes……..


      2. It’s definitely easy to follow, pretty action-packed, and very entertaining. The Infernal series is classed as historical, but isn’t old fashioned, if that makes sense! Looking forward to hearing what you think! R xx


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