5 stars! A beautiful, intelligent, captivating novel, entertaining and thought-provoking in equal measure.
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
5/5 stars I was so happy to be asked to take part in the Instagram tour for Swimming Lessons’ paperback release, primarily because it finally gave me the push I needed to read this book (it’s been on my TBR since I first saw it in a bookshop last year). This book really did live… Continue reading Review: Swimming Lessons, by Claire Fuller (2017)
4/5 stars William Hemming is an estate agent. He’s kept a copy of every key to every house he’s ever sold. Sometimes he visits them. He lets himself in when the owners are out. But what will happen if he gets caught? William Hemming is a very unique narrator protagonist – intelligent, sinister, yet charmingly… Continue reading Review: The Intruder, by P. S. Hogan (2018)
3/5 stars This novel was an odd one for me. It took me so long to read it, mainly due to personal circumstances. I also think I enjoyed the concept at the centre of the plot, rather than the execution. It’s not badly written at all, but I expected more from it. In The Growing… Continue reading Review: The Growing Season, by Helen Sedgwick (2017)
4/5 stars Anne was the one Brontë whose work I had not read previously, and had had barely an inclination to read. Overshadowed as her work is by that of her sisters, I suppose she’d just not shown up on my radar. I am so glad I changed that when I picked up The Tenant… Continue reading Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë (1848)
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