An exciting novel that combines intense, human experience with dramatic tension to create a truly compelling story.
In his wonderful debut, M.J. Ford has created a multi-dimensional, edge-of-your-seat novel with a protagonist that readers can really root for.
Usually, I give books I read a star rating, based on my enjoyment, my thoughts on structure, writing style, subject matter, among other things. It’s mainly for my own recording, so that when I look back over the year, I can see what I liked and didn’t like at a glance. I’m not going to… Continue reading Review: Member of the Family, by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman (2018)
It's been 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act became law in the UK. For the first time, a woman could cast a vote in an election. But only if she met certain conditions - she had to be over 30 years old, have a considerable income, property, or a degree. It… Continue reading Female voices – Vote100
Hi everyone! I've been quiet here this month but have been reading, so there are some reviews just waiting to be edited in the New Year! What's everyone been reading this month? While working through my reviews, I thought I'd share a little wrap-up of 2017 and look ahead to 2018. 2017 Unfortunately, I… Continue reading 2017 Wrap-Up & 2018 Goals
Happy 1st of December! This year has flown by! Just thought I'd change things up a bit with my blog posts with a TBR! The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë - this is a library book, so it definitely needs to be read this month! The Growing Season, by Helen Sedgwick - I've… Continue reading Christmas TBR
I could not put down this novel. Literally. It’s a 439 page tome and I finished it in less than 2 days. It’s exhilarating. O’Porter’s bold, unique voice has been well known for years from her journalism, and she translates this well into her first adult novel. In Tara, Cam, and Stella, O’Porter has created… Continue reading Review: The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter (2017)