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

Most Anticipated

Most Anticipated Releases – February 2020

So my goal of publishing a post every day in January definitely fell by the wayside as I am currently in the middle of a seven day run at work and can barely keep my eyes open. My sister in law needed to borrow our laptop, so I didn't get to schedule posts for this… Continue reading Most Anticipated Releases – February 2020

Book Reviews

Book Review – The Family Upstairs

Publisher: Arrow Cover Design: Ceara Elliot Format: Paperback Pages: 446 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback//Hardback Content Warnings: Violence; child abuse; rape; kidnapping/imprisonment; abandonment Three people have been found dead in what appears to be a suicide pact as part of a mysterious cult in an unsuspecting mansion in Chelsea. The police find a baby upstairs, the only member of the household who… Continue reading Book Review – The Family Upstairs

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

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

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

Reviews

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

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