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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstorm Book Review

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstorm is a book about 16 year old Mel Hannigan who has a Bipolar Disorder. She had a brother who committed suicide and parents that are divorced. She is a very confused girl going through school dramas but one plays out in a horrible way. “Dr Jordan told me everyone with bipolar disorder is different – endless variations of moods, emotions, intensity, frequency, reactions, episodes, delusions, breakdowns – but even so, according to him, I’m unusual.” I  ...

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25 Books to read in 2018

We are half way through 2018 already (like whhaaa???) what books have you read so far? I must admit the book club has taken a back seat recently and for that I apologise I just don’t have the time to work, raise a baby, blog, look after home life AND read a book. However it will be back up soon… promise. As I cant read too much right now here is a list of 25 books to read this year that I would have loved too or have managed to cram in! 25 Books to read in 2018 1. Then she was  ...

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ABBBC April

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club (ABBBC). First of all I know this post is late- I am sorry. April? What ? Did it even happen? I am literally losing track of weeks here! Anyway so this months book of choice was Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect By Fearne Cotton. You can buy it here. I am going to be 100% honest with you here… I could not get into this book at all! I really couldn’t. Over March and April I really tried. I picked it up a dozen times easily  ...

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ABBBC February

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club (ABBBC).  February has literally flown by and we have been reading The List by Siobhan Vivian. I ploughed through this book at the beginning of the month as I knew having a new born would mean my priorities were going to be a bit out of wack and found it to be a surprisingly easy read. The List is about a group of people who’s names are put on a list at the beginning of the new school year. The list is the hottest and ugliest people from each year  ...

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ABBBC January

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club (ABBBC). December was such a busy month we decided to have one book for December and January. That book was We Were Liars by E Lockhart. Being heavily pregnant it is hard for me to sit in one position for long periods of time so I’ve only been able to manage a few pages at once. However, I am glad we choose one book for December and January. We Were Liars is a very different story. Although sometimes I got confused because it jumped to different years  ...

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ABBBC August

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club. This months book of choice was The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight. This month again was a reader request and not a normal average book like we have been reading. This is a self help book. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k is literally what it says in the title. A book that teaches you to stop giving a f**k about certain things in life that are beyond your control. Stop giving a F what other people think of you, stop  ...

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ABBBC July

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club. This months book of choice was Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. This month was another reader request. I felt at first that maybe we would need longer than a month for this one but I think it turned out actually not too bad. Girl in Pieces is about Charlotte Davies, a teenage girl who has already been through a lot at so younger and uses cutting as a way of escape. She enters a facility at the beginning of the book when she heals her wonders but  ...

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ABBBC June

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club. This months book of choice was Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider. I didn’t really know what to expect from this book as it was a reader request this month, however, I was pleasantly surprised at how readable the book was. This book was all about Lane who goes to Latham House, a sanatorium for teens suffering from an incurable strain of tuberculosis. Lane meets Sadie, who he evidently already has met before, they fall in love but Sadie is  ...

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ABBBC May

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club. This months book of choice was  My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga. When I chose this book for the club I didn’t really know much about it so I didn’t really know what to expect. This book is actually being turned into a film which should be quite interesting Firstly I want to start with the title ‘My heart and other black holes’. I don’t feel the title has much of a resemblance to the story and I felt there could  ...

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ABBBC April

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club. This months book of choice was The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr. I thought this book would be a great one to read as firstly it already had great reviews but also because it was meant to be very different to the books we had already read. Life has a funny way of showing us exactly what we should be grateful for and I feel life has done that through this book. The One Memory of Flora Banks is written beautifully. I was intrigued by the premise of  ...

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