I am a huge fan of Daphne du Maurier and have so far LOVED anything I've read by her. I've been saving Jamaica Inn for a good couple of years now as I knew it would be good. Once you've read a book you never get to read it again for that magical first experience. … Continue reading Jamaica Inn
Today Laurence King Publishing are re-issuing one of Virginia Woolf's most timeless essays: How Should One Read a Book? I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reading copy through Net Galley of this perceptive essay, complete with a fantastic afterword by Sheila Heti, in exchange for my honest review - thank you. How Should … Continue reading ARC: How Should One Read a Book?
Dear Reader, Today sees my tenth Feminist Friday post! For those of you who are new, each month I select a book to read that fits my own feminist criteria, which I then share with you on the second Friday of the month. For me, the books I choose must embody female strength of character … Continue reading Feminist Friday: A Woman
Detailed and perceptive. Questioning and elusive. Often uncomfortable and strangely familiar... Summerwater by Sarah Moss Summerwater is set in a Scottish holiday park one very wet summer. The story chronicles the events of the residents through one day. Each chapter is told from 12 different characters points of view, ranging from retired pensioners, middle-aged parents … Continue reading Summerwater
Business As Usual is an absolute gem of a book - I adored it! It has successfully secured it's place as one of those books I will always treasure, and take great comfort in re-reading. This book was recommended to me by author Cathy Rentzenbrink in her new book Dear Reader (my full review of … Continue reading Business As Usual
I can't tell you how excited I am to share this book with you! I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reading copy of this amazing book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. So firstly, thank you to them, Pan Macmillan and Cathy Rentzenbrink. One of the best books I have read … Continue reading ARC: Dear Reader
Dear Reader, Today sees my ninth Feminist Friday post! For those of you who are new, each month I select a book to read that fits my own feminist criteria, which I then share with you on the second Friday of the month. For me, the books I choose must embody female strength of character … Continue reading Feminist Friday: Salt On Your Tongue
Dear Reader, Today I'm sharing one of my recent reads, the atmospheric, historical fiction novel The Familiars by the lovely Stacey Halls. The Familiars by Stacey Halls I've been meaning to read this book ever since I was lucky enough to read a proof copy of Stacey Halls' second book The Foundling, back in February, … Continue reading The Familiars
Dear Reader, I have been thinking about this topic for quite some time now; the experience of reading a book in a particularly memorable location, and how that embellishes your memory of the book. I wanted to write a post about a couple of my most memorable experiences of this, but once I put it … Continue reading My Reading Location Book Tag Launch!
Dear Reader, I am so excited to share more about this inspirational debut, you may have seen on my twitter page the other day that I was already shouting about this book as soon as I had finished reading it! Here is my full review of Elle McNicoll's powerful book A Kind of Spark, complete … Continue reading A Kind of Spark