Recent Reads – December edition

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Recent Reads - December edition
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I rounded out 2017 nicely; with some new favourites among the one(s) that didn’t capture my attention as much as I thought they would.

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Best Books of 2017

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Best Books of 2017

Now that we’re in 2018, it’s safe to talk about my best books of 2017. I made the mistake of sharing my favourite reads of 2016 before Christmas and then read All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan, so lesson learned; do not write end of year favourites when there is still time in the year.

In keeping with my previous yearly round-ups, most of the books I read were written by women. What started as a conscious effort has become second nature. I rated more books five stars on Goodreads (you can find me here) this year, than the previous two combined. I’ve been more selective with my choices, especially when it comes to advance reader copies, which explains it. I read less crime fiction than I have in a long time, which is something I’ll be writing about soon.

Some of these books made me laugh. Some made me cry. Some managed to do both. They all made me think. They all made me want to seek out people who had read them, so we could discuss the stories at length.

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Recent Reads – September Kindle edition

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Recent Reads - September Kindle edition
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I wish I could say I’m making a decent dent in the amount of books I have on Kindle waiting to be read, but for every one I finish another three attract my attention. And so my never-ending to-read list grows longer. Continue reading Recent Reads – September Kindle edition

Recent Reads – September edition

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Recent Reads - September edition
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Trips to Cork and Dublin this month meant lots of reading time, thanks to long bus journeys. It was an excellent reading month because two of my favourite books of the year are among this bunch.  Continue reading Recent Reads – September edition

Recent Reads – Netgalley edition part two

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Continuing the adventures of actually remembering to write about books, here are more advance reader copies (ARCs) I should have reviewed months ago when they were actually new releases.

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Recent Reads – the catch up edition part two

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Continuing the adventures of actually remembering to write about books, here are more quick-fire reviews of some of the books I’ve read this year.

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5 books about living with bipolar disorder

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When I first wrote about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder my inboxes were flooded, by friends and acquaintances, with recommendations for books I just had to read.

I can understand why, reading about something we are experiencing is almost instinctual for some people. I am one of those people. Many of the books people recommended were already on my radar. Some were already on my Kindle. Some had a bigger impact on me than others. All taught me something about bipolar disorder or myself. The really good ones did both.

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