Book Review

Review: The Power, by Naomi Alderman (2016)

I have a lot to say about this novel. I’ve tried to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but there’s so much packed into the book that I loved and I couldn’t not talk about them all. So, here goes.   The Day of the Girls. The day that 14 and 15 year old girls… Continue reading Review: The Power, by Naomi Alderman (2016)

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman (2017)

It's been a few days since I finished this book and I still haven't stopped raving about it to my family, friends, and colleagues at work. Not for a while has a book moved me so much. Un-put-down-able (not a word, but accurate) and unforgettable. What a debut for Gail Honeyman! Let's begin with our introduction… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman (2017)

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The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy (1997)

This novel took me a while to read – not because it was uninteresting, but because from the first page, it felt like a book that would be intricately plotted, and so I’d only sit down to read more when I knew I had plenty of time to digest every detail properly. Although I did… Continue reading The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy (1997)

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Review: This Family Of Things, by Alison Jameson (2017)

This Family Of Things was quite a surprise to me. In spite of the blurb implying that lives would change forever, I still underestimated intensity of the emotional rollercoasters (yes, that is meant to be plural) that Alison Jameson would take us on in this, her fourth novel. Let’s start at the beginning: The Prologue.… Continue reading Review: This Family Of Things, by Alison Jameson (2017)

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The Glorious Heresies, by Louise McInerney (2015)

The Glorious Heresies. Wow. What a novel! A few days after being so captivated by the story that I read the last 120 pages in 2 hours and I’m still in awe. No wonder it won the Bailey’s Prize last year! Set in contemporary Cork (Ireland), The Glorious Heresies pivots on the death of a… Continue reading The Glorious Heresies, by Louise McInerney (2015)

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Review: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (1969)

It feels strange calling this a review. Partly because Angelou is recounting her own experiences, but also because her way of telling those stories just swept me away along a rollercoaster of emotions. I guess it's hard to review something that moves you so deeply.  However, I will say that it is a must-read. I've… Continue reading Review: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (1969)

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Review: Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (2008)

Non-fiction isn't really my thing, if that makes sense. It's not that the non-fiction works that I have read weren't enjoyable. Simply that my first instinct is to pick up a novel. So when a friend bought 'Outliers' for me, I was initially unsure. The subtitle, 'The Story of Success', initially brought to mind those… Continue reading Review: Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (2008)