Review: The Essex Serpent, by Sarah Perry

The Essex Serpent Sarah Perry

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommended: Yes

Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

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Confession: I bought this book because the cover is one of the most gorgeous ones I’ve seen. Anyone else does that?

“You told me once you forget you are a woman, and I understand it now – you think to be a woman is to be weak – you think ours is a sisterhood of suffering! Perhaps so, but doesn’t it take greater strength to walk a mile in pain than seven miles in none? You are a woman, and must begin to live like one. By which I mean: have courage.” Continue reading

The Liebster Award #2, #3, #4

I am delighted to have been nominated to this award by three amazing bloggers! Little Blind BookfindsThe Introverted Book Nerd and Icthus Book Corner have nominated me in the same week, so I’ve decided to put all the answers together into one big post and keep my answers quite short.

As you guys might have noticed by now, I take FOREVER to answer tags & nominations, so I’m sorry for how long it took me to answer this!

From Little Blind Bookfinds:

Q: What was your favorite book as a child?

A: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer! I’ve re-read this so many times…

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Review: My (Not So) Perfect Life, by Sophie Kinsella

My Not So Perfect Life Sophie Kinsella

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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Sophie Kinsella’s books for me are a hit or miss – I liked The Undomestic Goddess and Can You Keep a Secret?, but was not really much of a fan of Twenties Girl and Remember Me?, so when My (Not So) Perfect Life came out, I was not too convinced to buy it, although the synopsis sounded very interesting. But I actually ended up enjoying this one! Continue reading

ARC Review: Brewing up Murder by Neila Young

Brewing up Murder Neila Young

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Crime

Goodreads / Amazon

I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was starting a reading slump when I picked this book up – and then it was gone!

Goodreads Synopsis:

As the owner of Mystery Cup Café in Wilton, Missouri, a town made famous by a string of long-ago murders, Blake Harper is used to the mysterious. When her barista is found strangled in a mound of coffee beans, Blake vows to find the killer, even though her sister, the town’s lead police detective, tells her to stay out of it. Continue reading

Unique Blogger Award

Unique-blogger-awardA while ago I was nominated by Steph from Stephanie’s Novel Fiction for this award! Thank you so much, Steph, I am very excited for the nomination, although it’s taken me approximately 300 years to answer it (sorry!). Make sure to check her blog out, she is fantastic and has recently been responsible for my growing TBR on the thriller/crime category! Read her The Good Daughter post and you’ll see why!

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

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Follow me on social media! (I’ll follow back)

Hello bookworms!

I’ve created Instagram this week! I’m slowly finding the social media of the blogs I follow, but I’m kinda very slow at it (just kinda?), so please follow me there and I’ll follow you back! I would love to see what you guys post! Also please let me know your Twitter & Goodreads accounts so I can properly stalk everyone.

(Shameless self-advertising, I know…)

Instagram: @natysbookshelf

Twitter: @natysbookshelf


Thank you! ❤

Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide #1), by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommended: Yes

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, LGBTQ+

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men. Continue reading