So I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog lately and it’s been for a couple of reasons. Nothing too exciting, I’m afraid, it’s mostly because I’ve just moved house and packing and unpacking is a complete bitch that takes up all of the time in the universe (can you tell I’m so done with it?).
Top Ten Tuesday is a list challenge run by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's post is my top 10 books of 2018, so far. I’ve only read 13 books so far this year, so picking out 10 wasn’t easy. I haven’t enjoyed them all enough to say that they should be in a ‘best of’ list. So I’ve chosen seven of my favourite. So here we go, in the order I read them.
Star rating: ★★★★✰ Starting in 1901, Rebel Sisters tells the story of three Gifford Sisters, Muriel, Grace and Nellie. Born into a privileged Anglo-Irish family, we follow them as they fight back against their mother’s expectations and become involved in the growing independence movement in Ireland.
Star Rating: ★★★★★ Aiden Bishop wakes up in someone else's body in the middle of the forest, with no idea where, or in fact who, he is. What he does know is that Anna is in trouble and he has to help her.
Star Rating: ★★★✰✰ After the deaths of her daughter and husband, Nora Leahy is left alone to care for her grandson, Micheál. But Micheál isn’t the lively boy that she met when she visited her daughter a few years before. He doesn’t speak and can’t walk, and she has to hide him from the neighbours and their gossip.
This weeks Top Ten Tuesday (a book inspired list-series from That Artsy Reader Girl) is books I could re-read forever. I might cheat slightly in this one by adding in a couple of series, because otherwise I wouldn’t get anywhere near 10 books. I don’t often re-read a lot of books, so if I do you can be sure they impressed the bejayzus out of me.
Star Rating: ★★★✰✰ So, in case you haven’t heard, Tom Hanks wrote a book of short stories based around typewriters, or at least containing a typewriter in some shape or form in each story.
Star Rating: ★★★✰✰ A tragic event leads Abby Markstein to leave her life in Manhattan behind for the quiet and tranquility of Lewisburg, Indiana. She knows she’s probably just hiding from her problems, but for the time being she’s okay with it.
Today's Top Ten Tuesday (courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl) is books that have been on my TBR list the longest. There's various reasons why I haven't read these books yet. Some of them got sidelined for something else, others I just keep passing on my bookshelf. I'm sure I'll get around to them all eventually...right?
So I was scrolling through Instagram yesterday, as I do for hours most days, and I came across a very exciting post from writing.ie.