Book Reviews

Middle Grade Mini-Reviews, Part One

I’ve read quite a few middle grade books recently that I don’t quite have a whole post’s worth of thoughts on, so here are some quick thoughts about each! I’ll split this post into two parts so that it doesn’t get too long, so look out for part two next week.

I was sent e-ARCs of all of these books via NetGalley, apart from Escape Room, which Nosy Crow sent me a physical proof of. As always though, all opinions are my own!

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Duology Do-Overs!

It might be a new year but you’ll never break me of my love of setting myself challenges with weird alliterative titles… My plan for January is to set myself a little TBR of duologies – specifically, ones where I’ve read the first book but don’t remember enough to start the second book without rereading. For each of these pairs, I hope to reread the first book and then read the second!

(My apologies for any blurry images, WordPress is being a pain about resizing!)

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My Top 20 Books of the Year: 2021

I know everyone else has already posted their best books of the year, but I wanted to wait until the very last moment to make sure that I was taking in all the books I read in 2021. I got more than 500 books under my belt this year, so I’m very pleased I managed to winnow this down to a top 20 with only a few hours’ tricky wrangling (with just a couple of series cheats). They’re in no particular order – I separated out the top five, but they’re not in any order amongst themselves, either.

So, do you want to see my very favourite books I read this year?

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