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
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
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
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
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
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!