Book Hauls

Book Haul – January 2020 Part Two

  2020 Pre-Orders: 1. Pine by Francine Toon - Released 23rd January 2020 I was late picking this one up from Waterstones, because I was doing extra work for my company, but I'm now on holiday and am about half way through this. It is about Lauren and her father Niall, and the mystery that… Continue reading Book Haul – January 2020 Part Two

Most Anticipated

Most Anticipated Releases – February 2020

So my goal of publishing a post every day in January definitely fell by the wayside as I am currently in the middle of a seven day run at work and can barely keep my eyes open. My sister in law needed to borrow our laptop, so I didn't get to schedule posts for this… Continue reading Most Anticipated Releases – February 2020

Monthly TBRs

February 2020 TBR

My February to be read pile appears to be getting more and more ambitious by the second, so I thought I'd post it as it is before it gets even more out of hand. I'm not claiming that I will be able to get through all of these in February, especially as I'm also doing… Continue reading February 2020 TBR

Book Related Lists

Book Prizes I’m Interested in for 2020

Last year I read the longlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction in its entirety, and will hopefully be doing the same again this year, but I wanted to have a think about other prizes I could select books from, and this is a list of ones I'm currently interested in.  1. Women's Prize for… Continue reading Book Prizes I’m Interested in for 2020

Reimagining the Women's Prize

Orange Prize 1996 Book Review – The Book of Colour

Publisher: Vintage Cover Images: Alexandre-François Desportes & Phillipe Blackburn Format: Paperback Pages: 180 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback Content Warnings: Racism; violence; abuse; scenes of a sexual nature Julia Blackburn writes a memoir on behalf of her father and grandfather, outlining their experiences in the Seychelles, Mauritius and England, where they have struggled to come… Continue reading Orange Prize 1996 Book Review – The Book of Colour

Book Tags, Uncategorized

Book Tag – Do I Have That Book?

Recently, I saw BooksandLala's video of this book tag (which was posted in 2018, so yes, I am extremely behind on the times), and thought it looked interesting, so I checked out the original video by Keeping Tabs and decided I would give it a go. Now, obviously I'm not a booktuber, so you will… Continue reading Book Tag – Do I Have That Book?

Book Reviews

Book Review – A History of the World in 21 Women

Publisher: Oneworld Cover Design: James Jones Format: Paperback Pages: 292 Rating: 1/5 Content Warnings: Descriptions of violence, misogyny, terrorism and sexual assault   Being a recommendation from a resident at work, and appearing from the synopsis to be a piece of feminist non-fiction outlining the lives of some inspiring women, I was initially excited to read this. However,… Continue reading Book Review – A History of the World in 21 Women

Reimagining the Women's Prize

Orange Prize for Fiction Longlist 1996

Unfortunately, after posting for nineteen consecutive days, my goal of posting every day during the month of January has failed. However, it is only because I was accompanying a resident to hospital last night that I didn't manage to post, so I cannot be upset that I didn't quite reach my goal. The resident is… Continue reading Orange Prize for Fiction Longlist 1996

Reimagining the Women's Prize

Project Announcement – Reading the Women’s Prize Past to Present

Today I am announcing a long-term project for myself in an attempt to understand the passing changes in popular themes in fiction throughout the past twenty five years that the women's prize for fiction has been running. My aim will be to read the longlist from each year, review each book on here, and subsequently… Continue reading Project Announcement – Reading the Women’s Prize Past to Present

Book Reviews

Book Review – The Family Upstairs

Publisher: Arrow Cover Design: Ceara Elliot Format: Paperback Pages: 446 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback//Hardback Content Warnings: Violence; child abuse; rape; kidnapping/imprisonment; abandonment Three people have been found dead in what appears to be a suicide pact as part of a mysterious cult in an unsuspecting mansion in Chelsea. The police find a baby upstairs, the only member of the household who… Continue reading Book Review – The Family Upstairs