Vox by Christina Dalcher

"Rage had been crackling inside me like a fire, first a slow burn, then an inferno." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The premise of this book hooked me immediately. A feminist dystopia based in the very near future (or even alternative present) where women now have a quota of 100 words they can use during the day alongside pretty... Continue Reading →

The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

'"We're sinking!" she exclaimed. "Actually, we're diving," said Wilmot. "It's like sinking, but on purpose."' ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I didn't intend to read two middle-grade books in a row but I had to read this one for work (event planning!). I have to confess that I think this book suffered slightly in my estimations because it was... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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