• Sourcery

    Sourcery – Terry Pratchett

    Release date: 26 May 1988 Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (link is for clothbound editions; pictures above are the versions I own, the paperbacks which I’m not entirely sure you can buy anymore) Sourcery (Discworld, #5) blurb: Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we’d better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son… a wizard squared… a source of magic… a…

  • Equal Rites – Terry Pratchett

    Release date: 15 January 1987 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (link is for clothbound editions; pictures above are the versions I own, the paperbacks which I’m not entirely sure you can buy anymore) Equal Rites (Discworld, #3) blurb: The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check…

  • The Light Fantastic

    The Light Fantastic – Terry Pratchett

    Release date: 2 June 1986 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (link is for clothbound editions; pictures above are the versions I own, the paperbacks which I’m not entirely sure you can buy anymore.) The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2) blurb: As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world… Once again, before we get started, I…

  • Comfort books

    So, when I’m not feeling well I tend to throw out whatever new release ‘to be read’ pile I have accumulated and there is a handful of books that I always fall back on.  They either invoke a feeling of comfort, or they remind me of a good time from my past (which is basically the same thing as invoking comfort…). I wouldn’t call it a long or a short list – kind of medium sized and just right to ensure there is always a book that the mood calls…

  • Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

    Release date: 10 September 2013 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Fangirl blurb: Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together.  Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose.  It’s not so easy for Cath.  She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real…

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – JK Rowling with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

    Release date: 31 July 2016 Rating: ★★★ – 3/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8) blurb: The eighth story. Nineteen years later… It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.…