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

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 to terms with their respective identities following… Continue reading 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?

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 – Things We Say in the Dark

  Publisher: Harvill Secker Cover Design: Julia Connolly and Alamy Format: Hardback Pages: 222 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Horror themes; pregnancy; misogyny; sexual violence   Kirsty Logan delivers a sucker punch straight to the core of her audience with this meandering, often horrifying short story collection that explores our deepest, darkest fears. Blurring the boundaries between fairytales, body horror… Continue reading Book Review – Things We Say in the Dark

End of the Year Lists

Series 2019 – Started, Finished or Abandoned?

In 2019, I read a total of twenty two books that were either the start, continuation or end of a series. This is quite a lot for me, as usually I prefer standalone novels. I'll let you know in this post whether it was the beginning of a series, the end or a continuation and… Continue reading Series 2019 – Started, Finished or Abandoned?