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

Man Booker International Shortlist Reviews

Man Booker International Shortlist Review – The Pine Islands

  Publisher: Serpent's Tail Format: Hardback Pages: 180 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Hardback   Gilbert Silvester dreams about his wife cheating on him one night and immediately launches himself on a trip to Japan. He discovers the writings of Bashō and attempts to embark on a similar journey. Along the way he takes a young, suicidal student under his… Continue reading Man Booker International Shortlist Review – The Pine Islands

Book Hauls

Book Haul – May 2019 Part One

  I finally got another job back in April, so I can add books to my collection once again. I'm going to a book event later in May, so I will most likely pick some more books up there, but these are the ones I've bought or that have arrived so far this month. 1.… Continue reading Book Haul – May 2019 Part One

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Lost Children Archive

  Publisher: 4th Estate Format: Hardback Pages: 377 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Hardback   A married couple embark on a journey from New York to Arizona with their children from previous relationships. The husband wishes to research the Apaches, but the wife wishes to research lost migrant children and find her friend's two lost daughters. There is an overwhelming sense… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Lost Children Archive

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

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