Book Review

Review: The History of Bees, by Maja Lunde (2017)

Literary fiction is one of my favourite types of books to read. I love the experimentation with technique and interrogation of assumptions that they often produce through the plots. Having written several children’s and young adult books, The History of Bees is Maja Lunde’s first venture into adult literary fiction. This dystopian novel follows the… Continue reading Review: The History of Bees, by Maja Lunde (2017)

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Review: The Stolen Child, by Sanjida Kay (2017)

I’ve not read many thrillers: I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat with too vivid an imagination. I once let out a small scream in the middle of a café while reading Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, so you can imagine that this isn’t the genre I’m usually attracted to. However, The Stolen Child,… Continue reading Review: The Stolen Child, by Sanjida Kay (2017)

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WWW Wednesday – 16th August

Hi guys! I'm participating in WWW Wednesday again. This a weekly meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words. All you have to do is post your answers to 3 questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you will read next? It's great way to… Continue reading WWW Wednesday – 16th August

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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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WWW Wednesdays – 2nd August

I've felt like I needed to add some different kinds of posts to my blog for a while, so I'm participating in WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words. It looks like a great way to just take stock of your own reading, and find more books through other… Continue reading WWW Wednesdays – 2nd August

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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)