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 →

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell

"We are, all of us, wandering about in a state of oblivion, borrowing our time, seizing our days, escaping our fates, slipping through loopholes, unaware of when the axe may fall." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was hooked from the sub-title of this book because, as morbid as it sounds, I'm weirdly obsessed with the idea of death...... Continue Reading →

William Styron

For those who have dwelt in depression's dark wood, and known its inexplicable agony, their return from the abyss is not unlike the ascent of the poet trudging upward and upward out of hell's black depths and at last emerging into what he saw as "the shining world". There, whoever has been restored to the... Continue Reading →

May 2017

I know, I know, I'm ashamed! Life has been quite the rollercoaster at the moment and reading let alone writing book reviews sort of took a back seat. But I'm back now and committed again! So without further ado I present, albeit belated, May's reads: The Power by Naomi Alderman Talking as Fast as I... Continue Reading →

January 2017

Happy 2017, and welcome to the new Little Green Teapot. I'm in a steady place with my mental health meaning that I'm less reliant on my mental health blog, but I want to continue to write regularly and as a self-confessed bibliophile, my first thought was books! So far this year, I've read five books.... Continue Reading →

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