Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ordinary People

  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

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Remembered

  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

Book Hauls

Book Haul – April 2019

  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

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Normal People

  Publisher: Faber and Faber Format: Hardback Pages: 266 Rating: 3/5   Normal People is a character study on teenagers Marianne and Connell as they struggle to get to grips with their social, academic and familial lives. Connell lives with his mother who got pregnant young and has raised him alone, whilst Marianne lives with her rich mother and… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Normal People

Wrap Ups

Wrap Up – March 2019

  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

Readthon TBRs

OWLs Magical Readathon TBR

  This will be my first time participating in the OWLs Magical Readathon, and to say I am excited would be an understatement. G from Book Roast on Youtube has created this readathon with meticulous care and tonnes of effort, and has this year, even created a booklet full of potential careers for us all, which you… Continue reading OWLs Magical Readathon TBR

Author Spotlights

Author Spotlight – Max Porter

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