“Reading, for the soul…”

Hello wonderful readers! Thank you for your patience whilst I finished my dissertation! I am so thankful for all my loyal followers and also my new ones I have acquired whilst I have been absent! WELCOME! I have lots planned for booksbeyondthestory.wordpress.com in the coming months! A competition, crime month, fantasy specials, the summer of…

“The ‘poems’ and the showgirl”

Hey there everyone! Today’s theme is role models/icons. I have many icons from authors to explorers, scientists to feminists (and not forgetting my mum!) but today I ask you, who is your literary role model? I have hundreds if not thousands of authors I look up to. There are some truly beautiful people who have…

“Absent minds present crimes…”

Hello wonderful readers! I hope you are well! Today is the day! Books beyond the story’s first ever book blog tour! Hooray! I am so excited! The book is called “A Presence of Absence” by Sarah Surgey and Emma Vestrheim. I hope you’ve been enjoying the blog tour so far! (Like the featured image? My…

“21 and under!”

Hello book lovers, readers, people who have randomly stumbled upon my blog… welcome! I have a special post today as it’s my birthday this week! “21 books to read before you’re 21” Here are my 21 must reads before you turn 21! I have included a whole range of my well-loved books, even some from…

“Falling back home”

Hello there! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday with some surprisingly sunny weather! On such a lovely day, I thought I’d write another book review… why not eh?! Here is today’s book review: ‘The Shock of the Fall’ by Nathan Filer. The book follows the story of a boy called Matt Homes. Matt has…

“‘Homie’ is where the heart is”

Hello again! Books beyond the story here ready to give you another review on my blog! Today’s review is ‘Homie. Lover. Friend’ by Shawn Thompson. The author contacted me giving me a free copy of his book in exchange for a free review. The review: I started to read this book and was instantly intrigued. The…

“Look at the ‘State’ of this mess!”

Hello again! What a way to kick-off the week with another book review! The author contacted me giving me a free copy of her book in exchange for a free review. Today, it’s a book by Gillian Will, ‘The State of Wyoming, Episode 1- LARAMIE’. This review is a little different as the book is…

“There is no other like my mother”

Hello again lovely readers! It’s Mother’s day! And don’t I have a treat for you! I’ve put together a selection of books I think fit today’s theme! I’ve dedicated this post to my mum- thank you for all your kindness, support, guidance and love. Happy Mother’s day! The Books ‘The Daughter’s secret’ by Eva Holland….

“Words lurking in the shadows…”

  Hello wonderful readers of my blog! This week, the world is celebrating poetry… And I have a treat for you! I am honoured to review Dr. Nazreen’s collection of poetry titled ‘Shadows of Life’. I was given a free copy of this collection in exchange for a free review. If you are thinking of…

“The clements of love…”

Hello wonderful readers of my blog! Today’s book post is Ian McEwan’s book ‘Enduring Love’. I have to admit, I studied this book in detail at A-level, however that’s a few years ago now and I re-read it with fresh eyes only to come up with the same conclusion- I was not for or against…

“It looks a bit Grimm”

Hello wonderful people who have taken time out of your busy day to read this blog! For old readers, glad to see you again! For new readers, welcome! Everyone has been celebrating books around the world this week! AS THEY SHOULD! Not only has world book day been celebrated, but it was also Dr. Seuss’s…

“Are you ready Kenn?”

Hello lovelies! How wonderful of you to read my latest review! Before this review I would like to tell you I have officially planned the next 6 months of this blog! From a blog tour, to a crime special, to book promotions, author requests etc, all planned! I have even made room and slots for…