Man Booker International Shortlist Reviews

Man Booker International Shortlist Review – The Pine Islands

  Publisher: Serpent's Tail Format: Hardback Pages: 180 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Hardback   Gilbert Silvester dreams about his wife cheating on him one night and immediately launches himself on a trip to Japan. He discovers the writings of Bashō and attempts to embark on a similar journey. Along the way he takes a young, suicidal student under his… Continue reading Man Booker International Shortlist Review – The Pine Islands

Blog Tours

Blog Tour Review – Skin

  Publisher: Legend Press Format: E-arc Release Date: 01/05/2019 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback   Humans have become allergic to each other in this dystopian world. Families must live in isolation from one another, and Angela's family is no exception. Her husband Colin, daughter Amber and son Charlie mean everything to her, but does she really know them? After becoming… Continue reading Blog Tour Review – Skin

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

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ghost Wall

  Publisher: Granta Format: Hardback Pages: 149 Rating: 4/5   My first foray into the work of popular nature writer, Sarah Moss, sees teenager Silvie being forced to live in an Iron Age re-enactment camp by her fanatic father. It is summer and instead of working or hanging out with friends, Silvie is wearing an itchy tunic for clothing and… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Ghost Wall

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – The Pisces

  Publisher: Bloomsbury Format: Hardback  Pages: 270 Rating: 2/5   The Pisces is about a thirty-eight year old woman named Lucy, who struggles with boundaries when it comes to love and sex, and finds solace in a mythical creature on the rocks of Venice beach outside her sister's house. Is this the love she has been desperately searching for,… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – The Pisces

Reviews

Review – Mouthful of Birds

  Publisher: Oneworld Publications Format: Paperback Pages: 228 Rating: 4/5   Schweblin has a talent for leaving the reader feeling as though they've been spun around multiple times and then left to fend off the resultant dizziness by themselves. Similar to Schweblin's previous collaboration with translator Megan McDowell, Fever Dream, Mouthful of Birds has an eerie air about it -… Continue reading Review – Mouthful of Birds

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