Reviews

Review – Cygnet

  Publisher: Dialogue Books Cover Art: Nico Taylor and Neil Gower Format: Hardback Pages: 244 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Self harm; child abuse; bullying; dementia; drugs   The Kid lives on an island which doubles up as a retirement village. She does not live there by choice, but rather was left there by her parents when… Continue reading Review – Cygnet

Ramblings

Where Have I Been?

Recently I have been completely absent from the book community, and having spent some time away, am ready to immerse myself back into this wonderful thing that I love to do. We lost our dog Ruby, after which I took a short break, because I wasn't reading anything, nor did I have the drive to… Continue reading Where Have I Been?

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Number One Chinese Restaurant

  Publisher: ONE Format: Hardback Pages: 329 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback   Beneath the everyday comings and goings of the Beijing Duck House in Maryland, there is a web of complex family relationships and messy feelings. When Johnny Han decides to take drastic measures to open his own fusion restaurant and turn his back on his late father's… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Number One Chinese Restaurant

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

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

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Lost Children Archive

  Publisher: 4th Estate Format: Hardback Pages: 377 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Hardback   A married couple embark on a journey from New York to Arizona with their children from previous relationships. The husband wishes to research the Apaches, but the wife wishes to research lost migrant children and find her friend's two lost daughters. There is an overwhelming sense… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Lost Children Archive

ARC Reviews

ARC Review – Red, White and Royal Blue

    Publisher: St Martin's Press Format: E-arc Release Date: 14/05/2019 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback   I received a free e-arc of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  First son of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz, is a supportive sibling, successful socialite and budding political star. However, a confrontation between… Continue reading ARC Review – Red, White and Royal Blue