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

Book Reviews

Book Review – Things We Say in the Dark

  Publisher: Harvill Secker Cover Design: Julia Connolly and Alamy Format: Hardback Pages: 222 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Horror themes; pregnancy; misogyny; sexual violence   Kirsty Logan delivers a sucker punch straight to the core of her audience with this meandering, often horrifying short story collection that explores our deepest, darkest fears. Blurring the boundaries between fairytales, body horror… Continue reading Book Review – Things We Say in the Dark

Book Reviews

Book Review – Her Body and Other Parties

Publisher: Serpent's Tail Cover Design: gray318 Format: Paperback Pages: 241 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback Content Warnings: Rape; sexual assault; horror themes; violence Carmen Maria Machado has taken everything that could possibly keep a woman awake at night and woven it all into a collection of dark contemporary fairy tales that oozes with horror and… Continue reading Book Review – Her Body and Other Parties

Book Reviews

Book Review – Such a Fun Age

  Publisher: Bloomsbury Cover Design: Greg Heinimann Format: Hardback Pages: 305 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Racism Emira Tucker is astounded when she is apprehended at a supermarket one night, accused of kidnapping the young child she is employed to babysit. Her employer, feminist blogger and professional letter writer Alix attempts to fix the situation, but are her supposedly well… Continue reading Book Review – Such a Fun Age

Favourites

Favourite New Authors of 2019

A new favourite author I discovered in 2019, purely by chance, is Max Porter. Back at the beginning of 2019, I thought I should go to some book related events and stumbled upon Max Porter's talk at Waterstones in Leeds and decided to read his books and attend. I'm so happy I did, because I… Continue reading Favourite New Authors of 2019

Book Reviews

Book Review – By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Publisher: Fourth Estate Cover Image: Hal Morey/Getty Images Format: Paperback Pages: 134 Rating: 2/5 Content Warnings: Violent imagery; cheating in a relationship Having not read a great deal of prose poetry in the past, I was utterly intrigued by the concept, especially when I read the synopsis. I thought it might be reminiscent of the… Continue reading Book Review – By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Reviews

Review – Feminists Don’t Wear Pink

  Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 363 Rating: 4/5   Comprised of fifty different women's anecdotes, poems, essays and musings, Feminists Don't Wear Pink explores the meaning of the word 'feminist'. This includes its connotations and historical reputation as well as its sociological meaning. For years, 'feminist' has been a dirty word, but collections such as this one are… Continue reading Review – Feminists Don’t Wear Pink