Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – An American Marriage

  Publisher: Oneworld Publications Format: Paperback Pages: 306 Rating: 2/5 Book Depository: Paperback Content Warnings: Institutional racism; abuse; violence   Celestial and Roy have not been married long before Roy is arrested and jailed for a rape he did not commit. He is sentenced to twelve years in prison, which for an already struggling couple, is an eternity. The question… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – An American Marriage

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

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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

Top Five TBRs

Top Five TBR

Here I'm going to share the five books that are at the top of my TBR list, and which I will hopefully be getting to in the next couple of weeks. As I am a mood reader, and one who changes her mind every four seconds, I decided doing these top fives regularly would be… Continue reading Top Five TBR

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

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

Book Hauls

July 2018 Book Haul

  This month I bought six books, three hardbacks and three paperbacks. Below I'll include the synopsis from the back and whether or not I've read them yet. Let me know if you've read any of the books you hauled this month. Happy reading! 1. Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin  "A young woman named Amanda… Continue reading July 2018 Book Haul

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Review – The White Book

  Publisher: Portobello Books Format: Paperback Pages: 161 Rating: 5/5   A short collection of writings about the colour white, The White Book is a blend of genres that evokes a deep emotional response in its reader. Han Kang writes simultaneously with delicacy and with power, leaving no feeling untouched. Without knowing exactly what I was going to be… Continue reading Review – The White Book