Find out what books I read this month!
A truly stunning debut in YA narratives - can Muzna Saleem find her voice amidst the pressures of family, school, and the growing cultural tensions that surround her?
A mixed bag - some wonderful characters and spectacular uses of language was surrounded by a convoluted and confusing plot.
Perhaps not as enchanting as her other work, du Maurier explores an interesting concept that bears striking similarities to current political climates.
3/5 stars This novel was an odd one for me. It took me so long to read it, mainly due to personal circumstances. I also think I enjoyed the concept at the centre of the plot, rather than the execution. It’s not badly written at all, but I expected more from it. In The Growing… Continue reading Review: The Growing Season, by Helen Sedgwick (2017)
Earlier today, I finally had enough courage to remove the packaging from an illustrated copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that I received for Christmas. I say 'courage' because my fear of damaging this book in any way - a creased page, a greasy fingerprint, spilt food or drink - overwhelmed my anticipation… Continue reading Bookish Protectiveness
4/5 stars Anne was the one Brontë whose work I had not read previously, and had had barely an inclination to read. Overshadowed as her work is by that of her sisters, I suppose she’d just not shown up on my radar. I am so glad I changed that when I picked up The Tenant… Continue reading Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë (1848)
5/5 stars This is one of my favourite Christmas presents from this year. I’ve had my eye on it for a while: a book entitled ‘Women & Power’ is almost guaranteed to be interesting in light of so many debates occurring in the world today. It’s a slim volume, but Women & Power: A Manifesto… Continue reading Review: Women & Power: A Manifesto, by Mary Beard (2017)