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An unsuccessful reading month (with a good ending)

To say that May has been a hectic month would be quite the understatement. Between job applications and interviews, relatives being admitted to hospital, and various other dramas, my reading has unfortunately had to take a back seat. However, I finished This Family of Things by Alison Jameson this morning. It's due for UK release… Continue reading An unsuccessful reading month (with a good ending)

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Currently Reading: Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

Morning, readers! Not sure about you guys, but it is so cold where I am and I'm not liking it. -1° in the middle of April, seriously UK? Anyway, I really like this book so far, which I'm surprised about considering that the first chapter reminded me a lot of Robinson Crusoe (which I really… Continue reading Currently Reading: Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

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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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April Reading

Happy 1st April, book lovers! Here's my #tbr list for this month. Halfway through 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings' now and it is genuinely one of the most powerful books I've read. I'm only sorry I've not read it sooner!   After that are three books that have been sitting in my room… Continue reading April Reading

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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)

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Currently reading

I'm currently reading 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell and it's so good. It was recommended by a friend and I was unsure at first (I don't venture into non-fiction often) but Gladwell is such a great writer and the concept is fascinating. It's essentially exploring the different circumstances that might benefit (or hinder) an individual's success,… Continue reading Currently reading