Book Hauls

Book Haul – May 2019 Part One

  I finally got another job back in April, so I can add books to my collection once again. I'm going to a book event later in May, so I will most likely pick some more books up there, but these are the ones I've bought or that have arrived so far this month. 1.… Continue reading Book Haul – May 2019 Part One

Readthon TBRs

May 2019 TBR

  Women's Prize Longlist Entries: The Women's Prize shortlist has now been announced, and three of the remaining books on my TBR for it have in fact been shortlisted, so I'm not overly worried about this list. I will still read and review Number One Chinese Restaurant and Lost Children Archive, as I have been… Continue reading May 2019 TBR

Book Hauls

Book Haul – April 2019

  I haven't been buying books recently, because I am currently in between jobs (hopefully my interview tomorrow will change this). However, my partner did buy these three for us to share, because he has gotten back into reading this year. Coincidentally, they all start with the letter 'P', which probably stands for 'please don't… Continue reading Book Haul – April 2019

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

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

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

Reviews

Double Review – Fever Dream and I’m Thinking of Ending Things

  Having read both of these short thrillers back to back, I've decided to review them as a couple as they both packed a punch and both are worthy recommendations.  Fever Dream is a mere one hundred and fifty two pages, but it managed to effectively get under my skin, leaving me feeling unsettled and… Continue reading Double Review – Fever Dream and I’m Thinking of Ending Things