Book Reviews

Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 – Dominicana Review

    Publisher: John Murray Cover Design: Adalis Martinez Format: Hardback Pages: 319 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Rape - both statutory and marital; cheating; domestic violence; racism   The content warnings mentioned above give some clue as to how difficult Dominicana is to read, whether you are personally affected by these things or not. From child marriage… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 – Dominicana Review

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

Project Announcement – Reading the Women’s Prize Past to Present

Today I am announcing a long-term project for myself in an attempt to understand the passing changes in popular themes in fiction throughout the past twenty five years that the women's prize for fiction has been running. My aim will be to read the longlist from each year, review each book on here, and subsequently… Continue reading Project Announcement – Reading the Women’s Prize Past to Present

Reviews

Review – Feminists Don’t Wear Pink

  Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 363 Rating: 4/5   Comprised of fifty different women's anecdotes, poems, essays and musings, Feminists Don't Wear Pink explores the meaning of the word 'feminist'. This includes its connotations and historical reputation as well as its sociological meaning. For years, 'feminist' has been a dirty word, but collections such as this one are… Continue reading Review – Feminists Don’t Wear Pink

Reviews

Review – The Good Immigrant

  Publisher: Unbound Format: Paperback Pages: 234 Rating: 5/5   The Good Immigrant is a social commentary about what it is like to reside in Britain as a non-white individual. Comprised of anecdotes and essays surrounding the topic, the book highlights the institutional racism that is embedded within British society. As a British citizen, I am thoroughly appalled that… Continue reading Review – The Good Immigrant

Wrap Ups

January 2019 Wrap Up

  January is often a month where I neglect my reading because of new year distractions, and the desire to achieve millions of goals. However, this year I settled down and decided to take the year as it comes, without stressing too much (easier said than done, am I right?). If I achieve millions of… Continue reading January 2019 Wrap Up

Readthon TBRs

TBR – 24 in 48 Readathon

  I have decided to participate in my first ever readathon this weekend - the 24 in 48 readathon, in which participants attempt to read for 24 hours out of the total 48 hours in the weekend. You can enter yourself, or have a look at the information here: https://24in48.com/ . I will be attending a birthday… Continue reading TBR – 24 in 48 Readathon

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – My Sister, the Serial Killer

  Publisher: Atlantic Books Format: Hardback Pages: 223 Rating: 4/5   This darkly humorous book about sisters, and partners in crime (literally), Ayoola and Korede, had me gripped from the start, leading me to devour it in one sitting. At the beginning of the book, we witness Korede helping Ayoola dispose of the body of the third boyfriend she… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – My Sister, the Serial Killer

Reviews

Review – Vox

      Publisher: HQ Format: Hardback Pages: 326 Rating: 2/5   In Dalcher's America, something sinister has happened to the women - they have been silenced. Worse than that, the government torture them with a teasing allocation of one hundred words a day, with horrific consequences if they don't adhere to the rules. Women are not free… Continue reading Review – Vox

Reviews

Review – The Power

  Publisher: Penguin Books Format: Paperback Pages: 339 Rating: 4/5   Set in a world where there has been a drastic reversal in gender roles as a new power only women can use completely upturns patriarchy, The Power explores themes of gender and identity at both an individual and a societal level. Tackling topics such as sexual assault, human… Continue reading Review – The Power