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: 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!
I read a total of sixteen books this month, which is double my goal of eight books a month, so I'm incredibly happy with what I've achieved. I will break down my reading into four categories: adult fiction, young adult fiction, non-fiction and manga/graphic novels, and will link any reviews and relevant information within… Continue reading Wrap Up – March 2019
Max Porter's debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, packs a tremendous punch within its one hundred and fourteen pages. Hosting a unique, innovative style, the book explores themes such as grief, love and healing masterfully. The character of the crow is both obnoxious and subtle simultaneously, reflecting the unpredictability of grief. There is a… Continue reading Author Spotlight – Max Porter