Book Hauls

Book Haul – June 2019

Recently, I have been buying a few more books than usual to try and push myself out of a reading slump. It has worked to some extent, but I am looking forward to continuing and devouring some of these in the next month or two. Hardbacks:   1. The Good Bee by Alison Benjamin and… Continue reading Book Haul – June 2019

Reviews

Review – Picnic in the Storm

  Publisher: Corsair Books Translated by: Asa Yoneda Cover Art: Nico Taylor and Isabel Reitemeyer Format: Hardback Pages: 209 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback Content Warnings: Incest; violence; mistreatment of animals   Motoya's eccentric short story collection steeped in the ever so slightly out of the ordinary is unique and provides subtle commentaries on society and societal concepts such as marriage. What initially… Continue reading Review – Picnic in the Storm

Reviews

Review – Cygnet

  Publisher: Dialogue Books Cover Art: Nico Taylor and Neil Gower Format: Hardback Pages: 244 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Self harm; child abuse; bullying; dementia; drugs   The Kid lives on an island which doubles up as a retirement village. She does not live there by choice, but rather was left there by her parents when… Continue reading Review – Cygnet

Book Hauls

Book Haul – May 2019 Part Two

As promised in the first part of this book haul, I bought more books (and was gifted some). I bought one book for an event, two with a Waterstones gift card and two were gifted to me by my wonderful partner when I was having a horrible day. Let me know what you bought, borrowed,… Continue reading Book Haul – May 2019 Part Two

Readthon TBRs

Simsathon Readathon 2019 TBR

This month I will be participating in the Simsathon, which is hosted by Bianca Reads. You can find her announcement video here. There are a number of challenges you can complete that are related to the Sims and each of these challenges gives you a certain number of points. The aim is to earn as many points as… Continue reading Simsathon Readathon 2019 TBR

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – An American Marriage

  Publisher: Oneworld Publications Format: Paperback Pages: 306 Rating: 2/5 Book Depository: Paperback Content Warnings: Institutional racism; abuse; violence   Celestial and Roy have not been married long before Roy is arrested and jailed for a rape he did not commit. He is sentenced to twelve years in prison, which for an already struggling couple, is an eternity. The question… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – An American Marriage

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Number One Chinese Restaurant

  Publisher: ONE Format: Hardback Pages: 329 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback   Beneath the everyday comings and goings of the Beijing Duck House in Maryland, there is a web of complex family relationships and messy feelings. When Johnny Han decides to take drastic measures to open his own fusion restaurant and turn his back on his late father's… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Number One Chinese Restaurant