Queenie: the relatable voice of a generation

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams is an incredibly relatable, humorous, at times cringey and deep read. It is a MUST-READ for women in their mid-twenties who feel like life just isn't going their way. I feel like it put many things into perspective for me personally, as I related to so much of what Queenie was... Continue Reading →

XX by Angela Chadwick: riveting and believable

XX by Angela Chadwick is a highly realistic science fiction novel set in the here and now with a political climate mirroring the current one, not only in this country. What this book really considers is human rights, the meaning of 'family' and the influence of the media on our lives. I love that this... Continue Reading →

The Five: Stories begging to be told

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold is an incredible book which tells the stories of five women murdered by Jack the Ripper. Rubenhold explores these women's tales from childhood to adulthood in such an atmospheric way, I often forgot that this was non-fiction. Aside from... Continue Reading →

March away, Easter is near!

March was an interesting month; I actually managed to get through most of the books I had intended to read I think. March was a blur of reading, meetings, events and craziness. I need to rest! Here's what I read last month: Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce 4* Bitter Edge by Rachel Lynch 5* Blood... Continue Reading →

My Lovely Wife: Marriage and murder

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing is one of those unputdownable thrillers I can't get enough of. The main character tells the whole story from his point of view, making him the focus, and yet making you question his reliability all the way through. It's full of manipulation, deception and murder, all revolving around a... Continue Reading →

Small Town Hearts: a cute YA romance

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale is a sweet romance with an exploration of friendships and growing up. This is not my typical read, but I enjoyed the pace and the story as well as the diversity among the characters, both in sexuality and ethnicity. I think that it has an interesting take on the... Continue Reading →

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