Toil and Trouble by Tabitha Black - 4/5
This was a sweet, and highly readable children’s book. It has those Harry Potter vibes with it being set around a boarding school for witches although it’s very much aimed at younger girls.
I enjoyed the friendship between the main characters, and their loyalty towards each other and the school. There were a few plot twists which added an extra element of fun. I recommend this book, and might consider others in the series.
Grk and the Hot Dog Trail by Josh Lacey - 5/5
Don’t be deceived by the youthful design on the front cover; Tim and Grks adventure in New York City to find the priceless golden statue was thoroughly gripping. There were some fantastic moments in the book. I also appreciated the witty and fun dialogue. Very well written, and I without a doubt recommend to others.
Any Ideas? Tips and Techniques to Help You Think Creatively by Rob Eastaway - 5/5
I particularly enjoyed learning about where ideas come from and the science behind lateral thinking. Quotes from famous figures were included which I felt were very notable too. It turned out to be quite a special book, and I came away with some insightful thoughts.
Abstracts (Collins Learn To Paint) by Laura Reiter - 3/5
The Best of Miranda by Miranda Hart - 5/5
The book includes dialogue from the most popular episodes, and was just as fun to read as watching it on TV. Miranda Hart has annotated the script with her own little comments which was a lovely touch.
Little extras in the book include things like a snakes and ladders style marry Gary board game and Miranda talks us through some of her experiences from making the show. A big must for any of her fans for sure!
The Spooky School (Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Series) by Tracey Corderoy - 5/5
I was delighted with this book overall. The illustrations complimented this well written collection of short stories. The autumn colour palette which featured in the imagery throughout was a nice touch and the unique stories were perfect for younger readers.
Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper by Debbie Johnson - 4/5
I’ve read one or two of Debbie Johnson books now so I can tell I like her writing. This was a lovely, romantic read, and I felt the connection between Maggie and Marco was written well. Marco in particular was a fun and well-rounded character. Towards the end, the story became a bit predictable, but otherwise a great read.
Have you been inspired to read any of these books?
Do you have any book recommendations for me? :-) Xx