Review – Convenience Store Woman

Publisher: Granta Translated by: Ginny Tapley Takemori Cover Art: Luke Bird & Emmanuel LATTES/Alamy Format: Paperback Pages: 163 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback* Content Warnings: Violence; disturbing thoughts   Keiko has struggled to fit in with the society around her from a young age, and now she is not your 'average' thirty six year old woman. She has never had a boyfriend… Continue reading Review – Convenience Store Woman

Readthon TBRs

Simsathon Readathon 2019 TBR

This month I will be participating in the Simsathon, which is hosted by Bianca Reads. You can find her announcement video here. There are a number of challenges you can complete that are related to the Sims and each of these challenges gives you a certain number of points. The aim is to earn as many points as… Continue reading Simsathon Readathon 2019 TBR

Top Five TBRs

Top Five TBR – Japanese Literature

  These are the top five pieces of Japanese literature on my TBR currently, and as I've become more interested in books set in Japan, or by Japanese authors recently, I thought I'd talk about them on here.  1. The Last Children of Tokyo by Yoko Tawada This is the one I am arguably the… Continue reading Top Five TBR – Japanese Literature

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

Book Hauls

January 2019 Book Haul

  I won't include all of the books I bought in my long, long hiatus, because we'll be here until next January, but I will include the last stack of books I bought with Christmas gift cards and money. I'll include a brief synopsis, and no doubt exclaim how excited I am to read them… Continue reading January 2019 Book Haul