The Silence of Girls by Pat Barker

"...in my experience men are curiously blind to aggression in women. They're the warriors, with their helmets and armour, their swords and spears, and they don't seem to see our battles" ⭐️⭐️⭐️ After reading Circe by Madeline Miller, I was drawn to this book because of its Greek mythology themes, but something just didn't quite... Continue Reading →

Educated by Tara Westover

“My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you read any memoir, let it be this one. Westover's story is very unique and yet it shines a light on some many familiar... Continue Reading →

The Bees by Laline Paull

“You have wings and courage and a brain. Do not annoy me by asking permission." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you're looking for a book wildly different and unique from anything you've ever read before, then look no further than The Bees. I literally couldn't compare this with anything. I bow down to Laline Paull's imagination and level... Continue Reading →

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

"Their years of imprisonment burned in their eyes, adding strength to their bones." ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another middle grade (9-11 years) book onto my read list! I try to review these books against each other rather than generally and although this was readable, it didn't wow me. I felt that it was a bit predictable. I think... Continue Reading →

When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy

“Let me tell you something that goes against popular wisdom. Love is not blind; it just looks in the wrong places.”  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bold, brave and moving. Meena Kandasamy has created a literary masterpiece in When I Hit You. Don't read this book if you're looking for an easy read with lots of plot, it is... Continue Reading →

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