Readthon TBRs

OWLs Magical Readathon TBR

  This will be my first time participating in the OWLs Magical Readathon, and to say I am excited would be an understatement. G from Book Roast on Youtube has created this readathon with meticulous care and tonnes of effort, and has this year, even created a booklet full of potential careers for us all, which you… Continue reading OWLs Magical Readathon TBR

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ghost Wall

  Publisher: Granta Format: Hardback Pages: 149 Rating: 4/5   My first foray into the work of popular nature writer, Sarah Moss, sees teenager Silvie being forced to live in an Iron Age re-enactment camp by her fanatic father. It is summer and instead of working or hanging out with friends, Silvie is wearing an itchy tunic for clothing and… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ghost Wall

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – The Pisces

  Publisher: Bloomsbury Format: Hardback  Pages: 270 Rating: 2/5   The Pisces is about a thirty-eight year old woman named Lucy, who struggles with boundaries when it comes to love and sex, and finds solace in a mythical creature on the rocks of Venice beach outside her sister's house. Is this the love she has been desperately searching for,… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – The Pisces

Author Spotlights

Author Spotlight – Max Porter

Max Porter's debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, packs a tremendous punch within its one hundred and fourteen pages. Hosting a unique, innovative style, the book explores themes such as grief, love and healing masterfully. The character of the crow is both obnoxious and subtle simultaneously, reflecting the unpredictability of grief. There is a… Continue reading Author Spotlight – Max Porter

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Freshwater

  Publisher: Grove Press Format: Paperback Pages: 226 Rating: 5/5   Freshwater is about Ada, a young person born in Nigeria whose body has mysteriously been inhabited by Gods. We watch Ada grow up and move to America for college both from the perspective of Ada, and from the perspective of the "we" - the collective name… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Freshwater

Reviews

Review – Oh My Gods

  Publisher: Scholastic Format: Paperback Pages: 364 Rating: 3/5   Helen is a completely normal teenage girl living in London. She has sleepovers with her friends, hates French homework and swoons over mysterious boys at parties. However, she has one small secret that sets her apart from her peers - her dad is Zeus, almighty Greek god and annoyingly… Continue reading Review – Oh My Gods