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

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

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

Book Reviews

Book Review – Things We Say in the Dark

  Publisher: Harvill Secker Cover Design: Julia Connolly and Alamy Format: Hardback Pages: 222 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Horror themes; pregnancy; misogyny; sexual violence   Kirsty Logan delivers a sucker punch straight to the core of her audience with this meandering, often horrifying short story collection that explores our deepest, darkest fears. Blurring the boundaries between fairytales, body horror… Continue reading Book Review – Things We Say in the Dark

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

Most Anticipated

Five Graphic Novels/Series to Read in 2020

After failing to read many graphic novels last year, I'd like to make an effort to read more this year, as I think it is important to consume literature and art in as many different formats as possible. In addition to this, I always seem to enjoy the graphic novels I do read, so I… Continue reading Five Graphic Novels/Series to Read in 2020

Book Reviews

Book Review – Such a Fun Age

  Publisher: Bloomsbury Cover Design: Greg Heinimann Format: Hardback Pages: 305 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Racism Emira Tucker is astounded when she is apprehended at a supermarket one night, accused of kidnapping the young child she is employed to babysit. Her employer, feminist blogger and professional letter writer Alix attempts to fix the situation, but are her supposedly well… Continue reading Book Review – Such a Fun Age

Goals

Reading Goals for 2020

This year I have set my Goodreads goal to one hundred books, after slowly increasing my goals for three years and hitting the target each time. I managed to exceed my goal of seventy five books last year by nine, and that was with quite a few personal struggles occurring, so hopefully now my mind… Continue reading Reading Goals for 2020

Most Anticipated

Most Anticipated Releases – January 2020

Before I had a full time job and was independently earning my own money, I wouldn't be researching new releases, because I knew I wouldn't be able to afford them, and my library rarely had them. I would content myself with reading whatever I could find in the charity shops - my local one used… Continue reading Most Anticipated Releases – January 2020

Book Hauls

Book Haul – December 2019

In December, I was extremely fortunate to receive some fantastic sounding books from my partner and family for both my birthday and for Christmas. I also purchased some for myself with some birthday money and am excited to share them all with you. I'll be attempting to get to all of these in 2020 and… Continue reading Book Haul – December 2019