I have to say, I love how I look in this green dress and I’m very tempted to wear it in all future videos!
White Rabbit, Red Wolf, by Tom Pollock
The less you know about this book going in the better – it’s about a boy with severe anxiety who manages to drag himself to a gala at the Natural History Museum in his Mum’s honour, where she is attacked and then his sister goes missing. Mysteries ensue. I really enjoyed it and found it nearly unputdownable.
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: How to Achieve More at Work and at Home, by Laura Vanderkam
This book is all about defining success for yourself and then making the time to achieve your goals, whether they be professional, educational, recreational, or social. It covers some of the same ground as 168 Hours, but with more specific examples and suggestions, so I’d suggest you read both, 168 Hours first.
The Big Lie, by Julie Mayhew
This is a YA novel set in an alternate universe in which the Nazis won (at least partly) World War II and present-day England is under their rule. It follows Jessika, who wants desperately to be a good German daughter but struggles with her feelings for her best friend Clementine, who has some subversive tendancies and interests.
The Otherlife, by Julia Gray
Norse mythology meets heavy metal meets mystery in this story about Ben, who after a warning from the Gods that leads him to discover a shocking truth, decides to piece together what happened to his tutor and his former best friend, the Lokiesque Hobie, three years ago. I really enjoyed the way the story builds together and the chapters from Hobie’s point of view are a great blend of funny and infuriating.