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!
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
I haven't been buying books recently, because I am currently in between jobs (hopefully my interview tomorrow will change this). However, my partner did buy these three for us to share, because he has gotten back into reading this year. Coincidentally, they all start with the letter 'P', which probably stands for 'please don't… Continue reading Book Haul – April 2019