2018 Hugo Award Winners: A great year for women in science fiction and fantasy

The World Science Fiction Convention* that was hosting the Hugo Award ceremony has finished, the results are in and this year’s Hugo Award winners have been announced. Women dominated this year’s Hugo Awards in what has turned out to be a great year for women in science fiction and fantasy; a genre, that it is fair to…
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A novella idea…

Well the new year is underway and it's another year of excellent reading ahead! But if you're struggling to get back into the rhythm of reading, or if the idea of a thick tome after weeks of recreation has you daunted, then I've got an idea for you; why not try a novella or two!? A…
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Relax and read an eBook

Check out these eBooks from OverDrive to read over summer, something from all genres. Mystery / Thriller Romance Historical Fiction Biography & Memoir Fantasy Find out more Find more Digital summer reading options Find new eBook titles READ Summer 2018 Kōrerorero mai - Join the conversation…
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A confusion of princes

Sometimes it seems like everything written in YA speculative fiction is part of a trilogy - or an even longer series of wrist-achingly heavy books - so it’s quite refreshing to read a well-crafted stand-alone every now and then. A Confusion of Princes is a thrilling adventure set in a futuristic intergalactic Empire, and the world-building…
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The Five Book Challenge

There are many great book challenges out there such as the A-Z book challenge (where you read books by authors with surnames beginning with A right through to Z) or the 52 book for 52 weeks of the year challenge but sadly, my year, and my bookshelf, were too short to attempt either of these. Instead, I…
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A Month of Winners!

Don't you love it when you unexpectedly stumble onto a run of truly great reads...?? October was a massive month for me behind the pages and it revealed some amazing and varied titles; one of which was a Man Booker Prize shortlisted debut novel (which would've been a worthy winner IMHO), another was an account…
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