Booktok Lied To Me: The Secret History Review

Did I enjoy The Secret History? No. But were the vibes immaculate? Yes. Name: The Secret History Author: Donna Tartt Published: 1997 Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away fromContinue reading “Booktok Lied To Me: The Secret History Review”

TTT 30/8/22: Why Were These Books Banned? Should They Stay Banned?

Why are books banned? There’s certainly some crazy reasons out there. Whenever I see banned books lists, it often bugs me that it doesn’t say why they were banned in the first place. So, I thought I’d do some research for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday and compile a list for you! Reading banned booksContinue reading “TTT 30/8/22: Why Were These Books Banned? Should They Stay Banned?”

Books That Changed My Life: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ Review

As much as I cringe to say it, this book changed my life. ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ came to me at a time when I really needed it. At once inspiration, education and aspirational, I have a lingering sense of empowerment and challenge from turning the final page. Name: Girl, Woman, Other Author: Bernadine Evaristo Published:Continue reading “Books That Changed My Life: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ Review”

Iron Widow: A Raging Review

Gloriously brutal. Feminist and furious. There’s a reason Iron Widow has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for 34 weeks. Here’s why. Name: Iron Widow Author: Xiran Jay Zhao Published: Oct 2021 The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle theContinue reading “Iron Widow: A Raging Review”

May Reading Round Up: All The Places I’ve Travelled To

This was not posted in June. Your eyes deceive you. I’ve never been to America. I’ve never been to Asia, or battle field, or dark space… but sometimes it feels like I have. It’s a cliché, but reading really does transport you. You can travel time and space to places you’ve never been or neverContinue reading “May Reading Round Up: All The Places I’ve Travelled To”

A Teen Girl’s Review Of ‘The Bell Jar’

I always shy away from reviewing classics because, as a teenager, I feel like I’m not qualified enough talk about these great works of literature. But, I love talking about books, I love (most) classics and I loved The Bell Jar. Here’s why. Name: The Bell Jar Author: Sylvia Plath Published: 1963 When Esther GreenwoodContinue reading “A Teen Girl’s Review Of ‘The Bell Jar’”

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo: Worth The Hype?

Read it for the history, read it for the hype, but for me, The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo wasn’t all I was promised. Name: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Published: 2017 Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorousContinue reading “The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo: Worth The Hype?”

Rated E for Emotional: ‘The Nobleman’s Guide To Scandal And Shipwrecks’

A perfect ending to THE best historical young adult series. Ever. You can quote me on that. Book: The Nobleman’s Guide To Scandal and Shipwrecks Author: Mackenzie Lee Published: Nov 2021 Adrian Montague has a bright future. The sole heir to his father’s estate, he is an up and coming political writer and engaged toContinue reading “Rated E for Emotional: ‘The Nobleman’s Guide To Scandal And Shipwrecks’”

Book Review: The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy

It’s so feminist and so funny – I’m in love with this series. I thought I’d celebrate the near release of the third book in the Montague Siblings series by reviewing the second one! This series is fast becoming a firm favourite of mine. Name: Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy (Montague Siblings 2) Author:Continue reading “Book Review: The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy”

5 Star Book Review: She Who Became The Sun

I genuinely can’t praise this book enough. Name: She Who Became The Sun Author: Shelley Parker-Chan Released: May 2021 She’ll change the world to survive her fate . . . In Mongol-occupied imperial China, a peasant girl refuses her fate of an early death. Stealing her dead brother’s identity to survive, she rises from monkContinue reading “5 Star Book Review: She Who Became The Sun”