Hi, I’m Carly! Thanks for visiting Writing from the Tub. Before you start browsing, here’s a little bit more about me.

I read a diverse range of books but my favourite genres are contemporary and horror. Aside from reading and writing, I love horror movies, the 80s, fiddling about with make up, buying too many dresses, cooking, and chilling out with my faithful hound, a Border Collie called Bertie.


I set up Writing from the Tub in January 2010, after reviewing for Chicklish and Curled Up with a Good Book for a few months after I graduated from university. The lovely Luisa from Chicklish suggested I set up my own blog and, hey presto, Writing from the Tub was born.

For the first six years I focused solely on young adult literature but Writing from the Tub was relaunched and redesigned in August 2016 to feature a broader spectrum of content, including posts about TV, film, music, fitness, wellness and cooking. Never fear, the bookish posts are going nowhere and Writing from the Tub will always be all about the words.

In autumn 2014 Writing from the Tub passed 1,000,000 page views, which is a milestone I always aimed for but never thought I’d reach. I’m incredibly grateful that that amount of people think books are worth talking about but after reaching one million I made the decision to switch off my analytics trackers and start focusing on posting content I’m passionate about, rather than putting too much emphasis on my stats.