Give a Girl a Knife (Spoiler Free!) Review

“To me, time in the kitchen was like a loophole, a bubble, a cure. Once I found it, I crawled inside and told myself I never wanted to leave.” -Amy Thielen, Give a Girl a Knife  Hey guys! As you’ve probably noticed, I don’t tend to read much non-fiction. But when the lovely people at…

The Power (Spoiler Free!) Review

“You’ve explained to me how anything you do is framed by your gender, that the frame is as inescapable as it is nonsensical. Every book you write is assessed as part of ‘men’s literature.’ -Naomi Alderman, The Power  as Hey guys! The lovely Elke from Viking Books sent me a copy of The Power by…

I Ship It Book & Nook Unboxing

“There is nothing more important than love. And no law higher.” -Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight  Hey guys! I recently received my Book & Nook July, I Ship It themed box. It was absolutely gorgeous! There will be spoilers here, so if you’re still waiting for the July box, then look away now! As usual, there…

The Simplicity of Cider (Spoiler Free!) Review

“As a child, she had always been drawn to the oldest trees, the ones from her great-great-great-grandpa. The craggy branches whispered stories of the past as she had scrambled up the limbs, her bare legs scraping against the aging bark.” -Amy E. Reichert, The Simplicity of Cider Hey guys! If you’ve been following my blog…

Summer at Rose Island (Spoiler Free!) Review

“An endless world of blue stretched out below Darcy. The sandy seabed lay about ten metres beneath her and she smiled as she saw fish of every colour and size swimming lazily between the rocks and seaweed.” -Holly Martin, Summer at Rose Island Hey guys! How crazy is it that we’re nearly in August?! I…

The Companion (Spoiler Free!) Review

“How do you solve a mystery when the clues are hidden in the past?” -Sarah Dunnakey, The Companion  Hey guys! Today, The Companion by Sarah Dunnakey comes out! I was sent the ARC a few months ago by the lovely people at Orion books and I really enjoyed it! Check out the blurb: Billy Shaw…

Top Ten New Releases for Summer!

“Summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” -Henry James Hey guys! So, today I thought it would be fun to compile a little list of some of the books I’ve been sent by publishers that I’ve read recently, and that I think would be perfect…

All the Good Things (Spoiler Free!) Review

“I think it’s a good thing to find hope where any other person would agree there was none.” -Clare Fisher, All the Good Things Hey guys! Not too long ago I was sent a lovely hardback copy of All the Good Things by Clare Fisher from the lovely Elke at Penguin/Viking books. Thank you! At…

More than One Way to be a Girl (Spoiler Free!) Review

“”You want to bet?” I didn’t plan to say that, it was a flash of pure inspiration. Not as brilliant as inventing the wheel, maybe, but as brilliant as putting the wheel on a wagon. Just like that: “You want to bet?”” -Dyan Sheldon, More than One Way to be a Girl Hey guys! I…

July Owlcrate Unboxing!

“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring. Hey guys! If you follow me on Instagram (@cosyreads) or Twitter (@thecosyreader), then you’ll have already heard this news, but I’m now an Owlcrate rep for the months July, August and September! I’m absolutely thrilled, and even more so when my…

Slightly South of Simple (Spoiler Free!) Book Review

“The entire summer lay ahead, ripe with promise, teeming with possibility, a flower right on the verge of blooming.” -Kristy Woodson Harvey, Slightly South of Simple Hey guys! I recently finished reading Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey, sent to me by the lovely people at Gallery Books, and I really enjoyed it….

The Waking Land (Spoiler Free!) Review

“This is why magic is dangerous. It lures you in. It makes you curious.” -Callie Bates, The Waking Land  Hey guys! Not too long ago, I was very lucky to receive a beautiful hardback of The Waking Land by Callie Bates, from the lovely people at Chapter 5 books! I devoured it one Sunday morning and…