Publisher: Dialogue Books Format: Hardback Pages: 289 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback It is 1910 in Philadelphia and there is unrest on the streets. A black man has driven a street car into a shop window. Spring's beloved son Edward has been put into a coma by angry white onlookers as a result, but is he… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Remembered
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Format: E-arc Release Date: 15/04/2019 Rating: 2/5 Thank you to NetGalley who sent me this e-arc in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of short stories surrounding how the narratives we tell affect our identities, and how an unreliable narrator can warp history. They each surround a person telling somebody else's… Continue reading ARC Review – Use Your Imagination!
Publisher: Fairlight Books Format: Paperback Pages: 188 Rating: 4/5 Sophie van Llewyn's Bottled Goods explores themes of love, family, marriage and communism through a collection of flash fiction. These excerpts give us an insight into Alina's struggles after her brother-in-law defects to France from a troubled Romania. She begins to lose faith in her marriage and all… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Bottled Goods
Publisher: Hutchinson Format: Hardback Pages: 351 Rating: 4/5 Daisy Jones and the Six are a fictional seventies rock band that Taylor Jenkins Reid has created a back story for through the medium of interviews. The book follows the band's various members' recollections of their time being famous, which highlights how people can remember events differently. Initially, Daisy Jones appears… Continue reading Review – Daisy Jones and the Six
Publisher: Hutchinson Format: Hardback Pages: 467 Rating: 1/5 Swan Song is a fictional exploration or "non-fiction novel" surrounding the famous author Truman Capote and his "swans". His "swans" were a group of intensely rich and notorious women who made the mistake of confiding their deepest, darkest secrets to the man who wanted to sell them to… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Swan Song
Publisher: NineStar Press Format: E-arc Release Date: 22/04/2019 Rating: 3/5 I received a free e-arc of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Raze has never felt as though he belongs in this world. He is constantly angry without being able to pinpoint why and the only thing he loves… Continue reading ARC Review – Where Song Replaces Silence
Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 363 Rating: 4/5 Comprised of fifty different women's anecdotes, poems, essays and musings, Feminists Don't Wear Pink explores the meaning of the word 'feminist'. This includes its connotations and historical reputation as well as its sociological meaning. For years, 'feminist' has been a dirty word, but collections such as this one are… Continue reading Review – Feminists Don’t Wear Pink