Book Hauls

Book Haul – March 2020

Most of the books I've bought this month have been for the Women's Prize for Fiction longlist, as I would like to attempt to read all of the nominated books again this year. So far, I have read four of the longlisted books, and am part way through another, so I feel as though I'm… Continue reading Book Haul – March 2020

Book Reviews

Book Review – Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Publisher: Picador Cover Design: Sunmark Publishing Inc. Format: Paperback Pages: 213 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Paperback Content Warnings: Dementia; death of a loved one Whilst I love to sample literature from all around the world, there is something about Japanese literature that particularly intrigues me, and I would love to visit the country one day. Before the Coffee Gets Cold was… Continue reading Book Review – Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Book Reviews

Romance Week Book Review – The Flatshare

Publisher: Quercus Cover Design: Ghost Design & Andy Bridge Format: Hardback Pages: 391 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback//Hardback Content Warnings: Gaslighting; violence; emotional abuse; manipulation Romance has always been a genre I have given a wide berth, given the stereotype of it being somewhat cheesy and that I haven't always enjoyed romance elements in other types of literature. However, with the recent… Continue reading Romance Week Book Review – The Flatshare

Most Anticipated

Most Anticipated Releases – February 2020

So my goal of publishing a post every day in January definitely fell by the wayside as I am currently in the middle of a seven day run at work and can barely keep my eyes open. My sister in law needed to borrow our laptop, so I didn't get to schedule posts for this… Continue reading Most Anticipated Releases – February 2020

Reimagining the Women's Prize

Orange Prize for Fiction Longlist 1996

Unfortunately, after posting for nineteen consecutive days, my goal of posting every day during the month of January has failed. However, it is only because I was accompanying a resident to hospital last night that I didn't manage to post, so I cannot be upset that I didn't quite reach my goal. The resident is… Continue reading Orange Prize for Fiction Longlist 1996

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