Book Hauls

Book Haul – January 2020 Part Two

  2020 Pre-Orders: 1. Pine by Francine Toon - Released 23rd January 2020 I was late picking this one up from Waterstones, because I was doing extra work for my company, but I'm now on holiday and am about half way through this. It is about Lauren and her father Niall, and the mystery that… Continue reading Book Haul – January 2020 Part Two

Reimagining the Women's Prize

Orange Prize 1996 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… Continue reading Orange Prize 1996 Book Review – The Book of Colour

Book Reviews

Book Review – A History of the World in 21 Women

Publisher: Oneworld Cover Design: James Jones Format: Paperback Pages: 292 Rating: 1/5 Content Warnings: Descriptions of violence, misogyny, terrorism and sexual assault   Being a recommendation from a resident at work, and appearing from the synopsis to be a piece of feminist non-fiction outlining the lives of some inspiring women, I was initially excited to read this. However,… Continue reading Book Review – A History of the World in 21 Women

Book Reviews

Book Review – The Family Upstairs

Publisher: Arrow Cover Design: Ceara Elliot Format: Paperback Pages: 446 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback//Hardback Content Warnings: Violence; child abuse; rape; kidnapping/imprisonment; abandonment Three people have been found dead in what appears to be a suicide pact as part of a mysterious cult in an unsuspecting mansion in Chelsea. The police find a baby upstairs, the only member of the household who… Continue reading Book Review – The Family Upstairs

Reading Wrap Ups

January 2020 Reading Wrap Up Part One

January has thus far been a mixed reading month for me in terms of the quality of the books I have been consuming. However, there have been one or two stand out books that I have truly savoured, making it easy to ignore the books I haven't enjoyed as much. Between the 1st January and… Continue reading January 2020 Reading Wrap Up Part One

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?

Book Hauls

Book Haul – January 2020 Part One

Fun Fact: This is my first book haul of the year, but I have still not bought a single book this year yet and I'm definitely proud of myself for showing more restraint than I did last year. Four of the books on this list were purchased on Boxing Day in the Verso and Waterstones… Continue reading Book Haul – January 2020 Part One