The Perks of Being A Bookseller.

A Bookseller in her mid-twenties that drinks too much tea, loves books, and wishes she was a cat.

Does anyone else booky here on tumblr do the thing that when you see a photograph on here of a pile of books, you kinda go through them and ‘check off’ what you’ve read? Just me…?

It is both relaxing and invigorating to occasionally set aside the worries of life, seek the company of a friendly book…from the reading of ‘good books’ there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way.

Solitaire - Alice Oseman.

Rating: 8/10

Tori Spring likes two things: sleeping, and blogging. But then Solitaire happens. Nobody knows what Solitaire is, exactly, but it has the whole school in uproar. And then on top of that, is Michael Holden. Who Tori certainly does NOT care about.

I picked this one up at the HarperCollins Big Book Bonanza in Liverpool after being promised it was amazing. And amazing it was. We call ALL relate to Tori - She is exactly what my 16 year old self was, and a little bit how I still am. At times heartracing, at others confusing and at all times fantastic, this is one Young Adult fiction book that is not to be missed this year!

I cannot wait to see what else Alice Oseman has to offer.

On Goodreads.

Rooms - Lauren Oliver.

Rating: 7/10

Narrated by the two spirits that haunt the rooms of an old house with a colourful history, this is a tale of secrets and mystery, ghosts and family, that is full of emotion. 

Surprisingly, this is the first Lauren Oliver book I have read. Whilst always being aware of her, it wasn’t until I was sent the above proof copy of this that my interest was peaked and I finally picked up one of her books. I was not disappointed, and loved immersing myself into the world of the ghosts, as they observe the Walker family uncover painful truths. 

A slightly different take on a ghost tale, it was thoroughly enjoyable, and slightly reminiscent of Audrey Niffeneggers ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’.

On Goodreads.

It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.