My first non fiction read of 2019 was incredible! A poignant medical memoir of a former junior doctor. Read my full review here.
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)
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)
Major Harry Potter fan that I am, I was so excited when two of my friends presented me with this gorgeous book. I'm yet to visit (or book tickets for) the exhibition at the British Library, but this book is a fantastic introduction and companion to it. One of the first things I noticed when… Continue reading Review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic (2017)
This is a long review - I loved this memoir so much, and I found it hard to cut it down and make my thoughts about it coherent. I could have included 20 more stunning quotes but it might have been a bit much. So here it is: “Why be happy when you could be… Continue reading Review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson (2011)
Hi guys! I’m participating in WWW Wednesday again - it's been a while since I did one of these posts, so thought it would be a good way to take stock of my reading as I try to finalise a review, and find more books through other bloggers’ posts. So, WWW Wednesday is a weekly… Continue reading WWW Wednesday – 27th September
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)