GenreHistorical Fiction

Maus Book Review | Blogmas #13

I have had Maus on my shelf for actual years, I have been meaning to read it from the moment I heard about it. I finished The Tattooist of Auschwitz and thought that it would be a good time to jump into this one. I have to say it’s a completely different feeling than The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which I think is because of the different perspective, for me Maus felt less raw and less emotional but in some way […]

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Book Review | Blogmas #9

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was a book on my 2018 must-read list, and I am so glad that I actually took the time to read this one. I wasn’t sure only because it was a book that had been taught at school and I wasn’t exactly sure what it was I was getting into. Safe to say this book blew me away and I actually learnt so much throughout this book about WWII that I hadn’t even thought about or was […]

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Review | Blogmas #4

I heard amazing things about The Tattooist of Auschwitz and was excited to jump into the story and read about Auschwitz but from a completely different viewpoint. I think reading about the inner goings on of the camp from someone who had more knowledge of what was happening and saw the decisions that were being made behind the scenes it was completely new reading experience for me. Lale was in an odd position of not being favourited as such but given […]

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz | Can’t Wait Wednesday #20

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, created to discuss books that book bloggers haven’t read yet and they’re usually books yet to be released. I ran across it when looking for new content ideas for The Book Blog Life, and it looked like so much fun. I have heard fantastic things about this book and the story. I am really interested in WWII history and I love historical fiction in general. So when I heard about this book […]

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We Must Be Brave | 3 1/2 star review

We Must Be Brave was a book that I received from NetGalley and I had been on a real historical fiction push so this seemed to be the perfect fit for my reading but for some reason it just didn’t grab my attention. I actually really struggled with reading through this and I even took a break halfway through reading it which I never do. I think I said in one of the previous posts that I don’t like reading […]

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Maus | Can’t Wait Wednesday #13

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, created to discuss books that book bloggers haven’t read yet and they’re usually books yet to be released. I ran across it when looking for new content ideas for The Book Blog Life, and it looked like so much fun. Playing by the rules didn’t last all that long and we’re back to books that have been sat on my shelves for way too long.  This book has been on my shelves […]

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The Winter Soldier | 3.5 star review

The Winter Soldier for me was an extremely detailed look at the way that medicine evolved throughout the war. I also think it offered an insight into a time frame and another subject matter that I don’t think is looked at very often. Saying that this was not a story that grabbed me. I wasn’t pulled into the character’s journeys and some of the information that was put into the story felt out of place and almost unnecessary to the […]

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Voyager | 4 star book review

Voyager is the third book in the Outlander series, I have reviews for book one and book two so make sure you check those out first! I have to say this book could have definitely have been two books, for a start this book felt WAY too long. I love long books and I love the amount of world building and character development that takes place throughout this book, but maaaan, this book is long. There was a definite line […]

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Burial Rites | 4.5 star review

Burial Rites, although completely different to what I expected, completely blew me away. I somehow managed to pick this book up, read through the entire thing and still didn’t realise that it was based on a true story, which is completely ridiculous of me. Burial Rites tells the story of Agnes who was the last woman to be executed in Iceland after she was convicted for the murders of two men. I think the beautiful way it’s written plays a […]

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Dragonfly in Amber | 4 star review

Dragonfly in Amber is the second book in the series, if you’re interested please make sure you read my Outlander book review before this one, as this might contain slight spoilers for that. This was the book that I chose to take with me on my honeymoon, after reading Outlander I was hooked, I do think these are some of the most addictive books. So I wanted something that I knew I would enjoy reading around the pool on the […]

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