A classic coming-of-age story... Mary, the daughter of a poor seamstress, longs for fine clothes as her neighbours hunger for food and warmth. For the love of a gorgeous red ribbon, she is seduced into a life on the cold, murky streets of late 1700's London. Her saviour is Doll, a gaudy young woman who… Continue reading Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Penguin UK - Michael Joseph for sending me a copy! Title: The Glass Woman Author: Caroline Lea Publisher: Penguin UK - Michael Joseph Publication Date: 25th March 2019 Plot Overview: 1686, Iceland. An isolated, windswept land haunted by witch trials… Continue reading The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea
Do you ever get the feeling that you're sometimes fated to read a certain book at a certain time? If so, then you'll know just how surreal that experience can be. When a book really speaks to you and you can relate so deeply it feels like it was written just for you? yup, that… Continue reading Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak
To say I enjoyed this book would be a vast understatement, I LOVED it. How many times have you seen a picture in a gallery and wondered just what the message is and how the artist constructed it all? In The Muse this is so cleverly explored. Although the story in itself is compelling, what… Continue reading The Muse by Jessie Burton
Hi guys! I've been so excited to write this post and share all the brilliant and um...not so brilliant books I've read this year. I think this is the year I rediscovered my love for reading, having graduated earlier this year - I finally have the luxury of reading exactly what I want, when I… Continue reading My Year In Books: 2018!
I was sent this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review - Thanks to Pan Macmilan for sending me a copy! Title: The Doll Factory Author: Elizabeth Macneal Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Historical Fiction Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 2nd May 2019 Plot Overview: The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal,… Continue reading The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
I was sent this book through NetGalley in exchange for a review - Thanks to them and Penguin Random House UK for sending me a copy! Title: Outside Author: Sarah Ann Juckes Genre: Teens & Y/A Publisher: Penguin Random House UK Publication Date: 3rd January 2019 Plot Overview: 'Here's the thing about being Inside. Ain't… Continue reading Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes
I read this book in a matter of hours. I was utterly absorbed to put it lightly. It's been a while since I've read a book in a single sitting and this novel made it impossible to put down. I loved the straight forward point of view and the political undertones - which are especially… Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
It's been such a long time since I've done a book review, so consider this an official return to all things bookish! I had heard lots about Roys writing before I got this book as her debut novel, The God of Small Things was very popular. I haven't read that yet but as I enjoyed… Continue reading The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
I started and finished my final year of University, got my first job, left that job then got a new one! As well as those major milestones, there's been some major changes in my personal life in regards to my mental health as well and I feel like I'm finally in a good space. I… Continue reading Life Update: Guess who’s back?