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.

my top reads of 2019

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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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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We should all be Feminists

20th March 2019

I thought I’d share one of my earliest and favourite feminist reads, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I’ve wanted to do book reviews for a while now, as I love to read, no surprise there as I paid £27,000 for the privilege. I mean I also got a degree out of […]

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life changing magic book

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck

25th February 2019

Named after Marie Kondo’s ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’, Sarah Knight has written another gem, The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck. It’s 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 […]

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20 books from my degree worth reading

22nd June 2018

After three years and countless reading lists, I thought I’d share 20 books from my degree worth reading. I read a considerable amount of the “classics” along with some obscure literature that no one has ever heard of mainly in the Anglo-Saxon textbook. But there were also some absolute gems within those reading lists, that […]

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why I love Jane Austen

Why I love Jane Austen’s novels

7th September 2017

This year it is the 200th anniversary of the death of one of my all time favourite authors, Jane Austen. I’ve always found it incredible how a woman from the nineteenth-century, born over two centuries before me can speak to me on so many levels as well as offer guidance for a young woman two […]

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