‘A Christmas Catastrophe…’

Evening all! I am pleased to announce I am starting the blog tour for The Luckiest Thirteen by Brian W. Lavery, courtesy of Random Things Blog Tours creator, Anne Carter. Blurb A true-life drama of an intense battle for survival on the high seas. The Luckiest Thirteen is the story of an incredible two-day battle…

‘If I only had a heart…’

Good evening all! Today I will be reviewing Sarah Winman’s new book Tin Man. Blurb This is almost a love story. Ellis and Michael are twelve when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry,…

“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…

“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…

“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…

“There is a ‘book’ out there for everyone!”

Happy Valentines Day! Today’s post is titled “There is a book out there for everyone!” Something I firmly believe! Whether you’re loved up, booked up or fed up, I hope one of these books takes your interest! I’ve tried picking one from most genres, some even cross over! I am sure there is at least…

“So we ‘read’ on…”

Hello wonderful readers! Firstly a big thank you for being patient whilst I finished up university exams! All done till summer which means lots of time to post blog updates! This post is extra special as the feature image was taken in New York! I went with my other half to the big apple just after…

“Forget me, forget me not…”

Firstly, what an exquisitely beautiful book. This book brought a tear to my eye more than once, I felt as if the characters were real. In a way they were; transported into the lives of two families, each stricken with the fear of the unknown… The plot revolves around a boy, well two boys. Noah,…

“Serial heartbreaker…”

  Look at the first page of this book and tell me you’re not interested… go on… you can’t can you? Well neither could I! … You may have seen the cover of this book on social media, displayed in shop windows, on book blogs, but there is a reason why. This relatively small book…