Month: September 2015

Review: How to Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion by David Burton

Review: How to Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion by David Burton

What I Thought… At times heartbeaking but never demoralising, How to Be Happy takes us on a journey through the author’s confused adolescence and young adulthood through to his eventual acceptance of himself.  Fast paced without skimming over the big issues, How to Be Happy certainly tries to provide an answer to the statement in the title.  And let me tell you, for a book that focuses quite heavily on mental health issues, How to Be Happy was surprisingly funny! It’s been a while since I’ve read a memoir, I’d forgotten just how much I love them.  One of my favourite books of all time is Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox, who coincidentally happens to be one […]

Posted September 22, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments

Review: The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door #2) by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Review: The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door #2) by Huntley Fitzpatrick

For those of you who may not know, The Boy Most Likely To is the much anticipated sequel to My Life Next Door (Review), where we were first introduced to the Garretts through their neighbour Samantha.  Tim Mason and Alice Garrett were peripheral characters then but they well and truly hit centre stage here.  After finishing this book, all I could say was “Oh Tim.”  Oh Hon, as Patsy would say!  I wanted to go right back to the start and read it all over again.  Needless to say, Huntley Fitzpatrick has swept me away and made me fall in love with Tim and the Garretts all over again. The Boy Most Likely To picks up about a month where […]

Posted September 20, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments