Reviews

Review – The Woman in the Dunes

  Publisher: Penguin Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback   Niki Jumpei is an amateur entomologist who visits a rural coastal town to search the sand dunes for rare or undiscovered beetle species. The night approaches before Jumpei can catch his bus home so he is forced to seek shelter amongst the villagers. He realises his mistake… Continue reading Review – The Woman in the Dunes

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Praise Song for the Butterflies

  Publisher: Jacaranda Format: Hardback Pages: 264 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback   Abeo is a happy, healthy nine year old living in West Africa with her loving parents. She is comfortable and safe. That is, until her father falls victim to a string of bad luck. Then Abeo's life changes forever. Her father takes her to a shrine to… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Praise Song for the Butterflies

Blog Tours

Blog Tour Review – Skin

  Publisher: Legend Press Format: E-arc Release Date: 01/05/2019 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback   Humans have become allergic to each other in this dystopian world. Families must live in isolation from one another, and Angela's family is no exception. Her husband Colin, daughter Amber and son Charlie mean everything to her, but does she really know them? After becoming… Continue reading Blog Tour Review – Skin

Readthon TBRs

May 2019 TBR

  Women's Prize Longlist Entries: The Women's Prize shortlist has now been announced, and three of the remaining books on my TBR for it have in fact been shortlisted, so I'm not overly worried about this list. I will still read and review Number One Chinese Restaurant and Lost Children Archive, as I have been… Continue reading May 2019 TBR

Wrap Ups

Reading Wrap Up – April 2019

  O.W.Ls Magical Readathon Results:  This month I took part in the O.W.Ls magical readathon, with the aim of becoming a librarian. Whilst I strayed from my TBR, I managed to achieve the O.W.Ls for my particular career plus a couple of extras. Necessary O.W.Ls: 1. Ancient Runes (retelling) - For this exam, I picked… Continue reading Reading Wrap Up – April 2019

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Circe

  Publisher: Bloomsbury Format: Hardback Pages: 333 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Hardback // Paperback   Circe is the daughter of Helios, God of the sun, but this has not protected her from the centuries of pain and humiliation she has experienced at the hands of relatives and friends of the family. Her own mother shows scorn for her from the very start,… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Circe

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ordinary People

  Publisher: Vintage Format: Paperback Pages: 326 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback   Diana Evans explores themes of grief, love, friendship and parenthood through her two flailing couples. Michael and Melissa are struggling to remain intimate after having a new baby. Michael is still deeply in love with Melissa, but she sees him in a different light when day after… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ordinary People