Sunny Side Up by Susan Calman

“This book you’re reading now, though, isn’t set in the gritty world of pound shops; this book is all real.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oh, Susan! This book is just a joy to read. It's the embodiment of kindness and it made me smile all the way through. There is something about the way Susan Calman writes that... 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 →

May 2018

I really thought that this month was going to be a bit slow in terms of reading but alas, here I am with six books to talk about! In other news, I've got a new job in a bookshop so this is only going to get worse... or better, let's be positive! Have you read... Continue Reading →

April 2018

I started this month with a cheeky Easter holiday which always means lots of reading.  It's also funny how much reading you do when you don't have anything to Netflix binge! There were some great reads for me this month, so here's what I thought of them all. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas... Continue Reading →

January 2018

Welcome to 2018! My reading target for the year is 50 books so I really set the bar high! There are so many different books I want to read, that if I have any hope of doing so then I need to crack on. Here's my first set of reviews for 2018: Dear Ijeawele, or... Continue Reading →

August 2017

Even though there are only two books below, I've actually read four books this month. But two of which I have already read many times before, and re-lived in the form of audiobooks read by the brilliant Stephen Fry - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the... 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 →

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