Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Bottled Goods

  Publisher: Fairlight Books Format: Paperback Pages: 188 Rating: 4/5   Sophie van Llewyn's Bottled Goods explores themes of love, family, marriage and communism through a collection of flash fiction. These excerpts give us an insight into Alina's struggles after her brother-in-law defects to France from a troubled Romania. She begins to lose faith in her marriage and all… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Bottled Goods


Review – Daisy Jones and the Six

Publisher: Hutchinson Format: Hardback Pages: 351 Rating: 4/5 Daisy Jones and the Six are a fictional seventies rock band that Taylor Jenkins Reid has created a back story for through the medium of interviews. The book follows the band's various members' recollections of their time being famous, which highlights how people can remember events differently.  Initially, Daisy Jones appears… Continue reading Review – Daisy Jones and the Six

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Swan Song

  Publisher: Hutchinson Format: Hardback Pages: 467 Rating: 1/5   Swan Song is a fictional exploration or "non-fiction novel" surrounding the famous author Truman Capote and his "swans". His "swans" were a group of intensely rich and notorious women who made the mistake of confiding their deepest, darkest secrets to the man who wanted to sell them to… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Swan Song


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

Wrap Ups

Wrap Up – March 2019

  I read a total of sixteen books this month, which is double my goal of eight books a month, so I'm incredibly happy with what I've achieved. I will break down my reading into four categories: adult fiction, young adult fiction, non-fiction and manga/graphic novels, and will link any reviews and relevant information within… Continue reading Wrap Up – March 2019


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