I've been reading true crime for a long time, and have become a bit of a connoisseur on the subject. Once you get into it, you'll never know how fictional crime ever kept you happy before! Here are six to get you started!
I often struggle to pin down what exactly my favourite types of book are (so don't ask!), but one theme I'll often come back to in my reading is that of relationships. Whether it be between couples or workmates or children, I love books that focus on relationships and character interactions. Bonus points for realism! Here are five books that do that excellently.
While my personal life was a bit of a firestorm this year, my reading life has been very healthy! Here are my six standout reads from 2018:
I have always loved books, and I give my wonderful mother full credit for encouraging and indulging that love when I was growing up. She started by reading to me, and when I was older we'd stand in front of our copious library and she'd pull her favourites from the shelf and pile them up in my arms for me to read in my own time. She never patronised me by fobbing me off with teen lit (I could find that for myself at school), and I really love her for that. We still talk and discuss and disagree about books today! These are some of the stories she either read to me or gave to me thinking that I might find them interesting.
While I tend to like a tightly wound drama or a harrowing documentary, there are some days where I love a fairy tale. Here are six movies that never fail to give me that little hit of magic whenever I need it!
I recently got tagged in a Facebook challenge to post the covers of six books I loved without any commentary. I love challenges like that; they remind me of all the wonderful books I've read over the years. Narrowing it down to six was tricky! But here are the six I chose and the reasons why.