Books

It’s no secret that I love to read, I even have a degree in it. Here’s my space to review my favourites (and least favourites) to save you the time of reading them yourselves! Or (I hope) inspire you to add it to your Amazon wish list to read too.

The Unholy

18th February 2020

As part of Blackthorn Book Tours, I’ve was gifted the The Unholy a fantasy novel by Paul DeBlassie III. Synopsis: A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, “The Unholy” is a […]

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CIRCE

14th January 2020

As it was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction I had an inkling that Circe by Madeline Miller would be my kind of book, then I read the blurb; it definitely was my kind of book. Blurb: Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE. In the house of Helios, god of the […]

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My top reads of 2019

18th December 2019

Just like that another year is coming to a close. It’s a great time for reflection especially on what you’ve achieved, done, seen, read, been in the past 365 days. So I’m gonna start my end of the year posts with my top reads of the 2019. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena I […]

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Reasons to Stay Alive

6th October 2019

I finally read Matt Haig’s highly acclaimed Reasons to Stay Alive and it was even better than I expected. I’m always slightly wary about reading books about depression as it usually leaves me dwelling on my own mental health and sometimes I can descend into the fog again. Even so, it’s also extremely comforting to […]

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Review: Riding Shotgun

8th July 2019

Crime Wave Press asked me to read and review Andy Rausch’s novella collection, Riding Shotgun and other American Cruelties. Rausch is an American author, film journalist, film producer, screenwriter and actor. Synopsis: ‘Riding Shotgun and other American Cruelties’ is a unique collection of quirky, Tarantinoesque crime novellas, representing three very different sub-genres. In the first […]

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Feminist bookshelf: We should all be Feminists

20th March 2019

I’ve wanted to do regular book reviews for a while now, as I love to read (surprise!) and I paid £27,000 for the privilege. I mean I also got a degree out of it and wrote a few thousand words too, but essentially I paid a hefty lil sum to work my way through someone […]

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The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F***

25th February 2019

Named after Marie Kondo’s ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’, Sarah Knight has written another gem in the form of a witty and eloquent self-help book on how not to give a fuck about things that don’t bring you joy. Once you’ve cleared out your house, you should clear out your life. For Knight, she […]

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20 books from my degree worth reading

22nd June 2018

I haven’t got round to making posts about all the ass-kicking lil books & plays that I love, so I’m gonna start with a list of lit from my degree that I actually enjoyed and would recommend reading at some point in your life. I read a lot of classics and a lot of obscure lit […]

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