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 →

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 →

Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

"..she thought there was something wrong with her because she sought the messy, sprawling innards of life, the flesh beneath the skin, the breakages." ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The premise of this book hooked me straight away. It's based on a future New York where the human race has almost achieved immortality, but only for the high classes... Continue Reading →

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

“So in the end maybe that’s the challenge: to look inside your own heart as perceptively and seriously as you can, and to make peace with what you find there. If we hope to truly see another person, we have to start by looking within ourselves.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I've been suffering from a bit of a... Continue Reading →

Circe by Madeline Miller

"But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth." ⭐⭐⭐⭐ By now, most people interested in fiction will have probably seen or heard of Circe, Madeline Miller's second Greek mythology inspired novel. I have not read her first, The Song of... Continue Reading →

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