LucyTheReader

Lucy Powrie is a blogger, YouTuber and author from the UK. When she's not reading, she enjoys cuddling guinea pigs and eating Oreo chocolate, but let's be real: she's mostly always reading.

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REVIEW: Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

  Wing Jones is one of the most beautiful books I’ve read in a long time and I’d love everyone – absolutely everyone – to read it. Set in Atlanta in the 90’s, it tells the story of fifteen year old Wing who has a grandmother from Ghana and a grandmother from China; she’s caught between two worlds, not quite fitting in like her older brother Marcus seems to do. When tragedy strikes, though, Wing takes…

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REVIEW: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

This year, it seems like everyone on my Twitter and Instagram feeds has been reading the Six of Crows duology. I read Shadow and Bone a few years ago but didn’t click with it at the time – but I thought I would give Six of Crows the benefit of the doubt, and I’m very, very pleased that I did! Six of Crows follows a gang of criminals in the fictional city of Ketterdam in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse,…

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An Entirely Unrealistic December TBR

I cannot believe that it’s already December. This year has flown by at an incredible rate, and I’ve read some amazing books so far. I want to binge read my way to the end – so I’ve put together a very large TBR that I want to work my way through up until New Year. Who knows if I’ll read them all?! (Probably not.) There’s a lot of fantasy included because I’m working on a…

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The Last Beginning by Lauren James

It’s always a struggle to review a book you loved with every inch of your heart without screaming, “GO READ IT! IT IS AMAZING!” every other word. So here it is, to get it out of the way first: GO READ THE LAST BEGINNING! IT IS AMAZING! The Last Beginning is the sequel to The Next Together and concluding book of the duology, which also included the prequel Another Together. When I read The Next Together last…

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September Book Haul

I have a problem: I can’t stop buying books. My tastes have changed dramatically over the last few months so I’ve been discovering lots of new books and therefore can’t resist buying them all. I suppose there are worse problems to have! As soon as I saw the new re-issues of Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie‘s books, I had already mentally bought them. I’ve wanted to read her books for a long time, but have only so…

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#Victober To-Be-Read

In October, I’ve decided to participate in #Victober, a challenge to read as much Victorian Literature as possible. I’m a huge fan of Victorian Literature, so as soon as I saw it on YouTube, I knew I would have to join in. I’ve chosen a few books to read, but hope to add more too (including Thomas Hardy, who I love). You can watch the video to see why I chose each book! Books Mentioned:…

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Books I Read in September

Can you believe September is already over?! I can’t. For me, it was a month of new beginnings, new adventures… and reading! I’m not sure if I’ve ever read as much in September before, which is testament to all the time I seem to have on my hands now, as well as feeling happier than I ever have before. I’ve developed my reading tastes so much in the last few months, and this has renewed…

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A Tribute to Helen Bailey

I must have been ten when I first read Running in Heels by Helen Bailey. Back then, I used to read a book five or six times after I’d first read it and Running in Heels was no different. I became captivated by the character of Daisy Davenport and it was one of the first books I read that explored different classes and a parent in prison. Running in Heels was one of the formative…

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VIDEO: How To Be a Writer with Katy Cannon and Lisa Williamson | #…

I was very lucky to get to visit CPI Books earlier this week to see how books are made! I went with Stripes Publishing and we watched I’ll Be Home for Christmas get turned into a real book which was extremely cool. I’ll have a blog post and video up very soon all about this! Katy Cannon and Lisa Williamson were there, two of the authors contributing to I’ll Be Home for Christmas, so I…

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5 Bookish Snapchats You *NEED* To Be Following Immediately

I’m just a teeny tiny bit obsessed with Snapchat – I love how personal it feels and also how less scary it is than other social media platforms because the numbers aren’t so glaringly obvious and I feel like I’m sitting down to have a chat with a good friend. Louise O’Neill, author of Only Ever Yours and Asking For It – oneilllouise I had to include Louise first on my list because she is…

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I Am Incapable of Only Buying One Book | A Book Haul

I’ve recently taken the effort to actually do something with my summer. So far, this has involved going outside of my comfort zone and getting outside of the house. On my own (or with my dog). I don’t find it easy to get out and walk around where there are other people because my anxious brain thinks of every bad scenario and I’d much rather be inside reading, but I did decide to offer an…

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