Reading Wrap Ups

January 2020 Reading Wrap Up Part Two

  The second half of January saw me do something I have never before felt comfortable doing during my reading journey - I DNFd a book. In the past, I have struggled so intensely with the concept of not finishing books, that I simply have refused to do it. However, this year I felt I… Continue reading January 2020 Reading Wrap Up Part Two

Reading Wrap Ups

January 2020 Reading Wrap Up Part One

January has thus far been a mixed reading month for me in terms of the quality of the books I have been consuming. However, there have been one or two stand out books that I have truly savoured, making it easy to ignore the books I haven't enjoyed as much. Between the 1st January and… Continue reading January 2020 Reading Wrap Up Part One

End of the Year Lists

10 Least Favourite Books of 2019

On a slightly more negative note than yesterday's post, these are the books I disliked the most in 2019. They may have had problematic elements, I may have found them boring, or they may have angered me in some way. I still own six of them (although they will most likely be off to a… Continue reading 10 Least Favourite Books of 2019

End of the Year Lists

10 Favourite Books of 2019

I read eighty four books in 2019, which is a great deal more than I have read in years previous, so I had a lot more contenders for my top ten favourites list. However, I have managed to whittle it down and these are the ones that I still think about now regardless of when… Continue reading 10 Favourite Books of 2019

Reviews

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

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