The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton


Addition: Paperback Genre: Children’s fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis: Joe, Beth and Franny move to the country and find an Enchanted Wood right on their doorstep. In the magic Faraway Tree live the magical characters that soon become their new friends – Moon-Face, Silky the fairy, and Saucepan Man. Together they visit the […]

Cake Days by The Hummingbird Bakery


Addition: Hardback Genre: Non-Fiction, Baking Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis: The second delectable baking book from cupcake king Tarek Malouf, The Hummingbird Bakery – Cake Days brings together all of his latest mouth-watering recipes. Beautifully designed and packed with lavish photographs, this hardback is pretty in pink and almost looks good enough to eat! […]

Chester Racoon Series by Audrey Penn Part 1!


This is a beautiful set of children’s books that have been written by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Barber Gibson, Ruth Harper and Nancy Leak that I received from NetGalley to review. Each book is 32 pages long and full of colour. There is a special message in each story about love, friendship and security. I […]

The Woods by Harlan Coben


Addition: Paperback Genre: Mystery and suspense Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis: Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again. For […]

Top Books Read in 2010


I’ve been lucky this year and read many books that I have just loved. These are my favourite books of the year: A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen Night Watch by Terry Pratchett The Complete Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne Just Listen by Sarah Dessen […]

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks


CONTAINS SPOILERS! Addition: Library hardback Genre: Romance Rating: 5/5 Synopsis: When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant […]

Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek


Addition: Borrowed, paperback Genre: Thriller Rating: 5/5 Synopsis: No witnesses, no evidence, no body: Star psychologist Viktor Larenz’s twelve-year-old daughter, Josy, who had suffered from an inexplicable illness, has vanished under mysterious circumstances during a visit to her doctor, and the investigation into her disappearance has brought no results. Four years later, Viktor remains a […]

Maximum Ride by James Patterson


Addition: Audiobook Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy Rating: 5/5 Synopsis: In James Patterson’s blockbuster series, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it’s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the “flock”–Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel–are just like ordinary kids–only they have wings and can fly. It may seem […]