🥳 Celebrating Black British History: ‘My Name Is Leon’ Book Review 🥳

Heartbreaking and tender, My Name Is Leon is my favourite of the new AQA texts. Here’s why. Name: My Name Is Leon Author: Chinoyerem Odimba Published: 2016 Did you know that AQA are updating their modern drama set texts for the GCSEs in 2025? The Princess and the Hustler is one of the proposed textsContinue reading “🥳 Celebrating Black British History: ‘My Name Is Leon’ Book Review 🥳”

🥳 Celebrating Black British Identity: ‘Leave Taking’ Play Review 🥳

I’m reading the new AQA texts to see if as with Leave Taking, these plays are well chosen and an insight into Black British identity… Name: Leave Taking Author: Winsome Pinnock Published: 1987 Did you know that AQA are updating their modern drama set texts for the GCSEs in 2025? The Princess and the HustlerContinue reading “🥳 Celebrating Black British Identity: ‘Leave Taking’ Play Review 🥳”

🥳 Celebrating Black British Families: ‘The Princess and the Hustler’ Play Review🥳

I’m reading the new AQA texts so that you don’t have to! To see if, as with The Princess and the Hustler, these plays are well chosen and an insight into Black British identity… Name: The Princess and the Hustler Author: Chinoyerem Odimba Published: 2019 Did you know that AQA are updating their modern dramaContinue reading “🥳 Celebrating Black British Families: ‘The Princess and the Hustler’ Play Review🥳”

Worth The Hype? ‘The First To Die At The End’ Book Review

How would you live if you knew you were going to die? A thought provoking and timely ethical dilemma spun with human storytelling and even more beautiful characters. Name: The First To Die At The End Author: Adam Silvera Published: 2022 In a prequel to They Both Die At The End, The First To DieContinue reading “Worth The Hype? ‘The First To Die At The End’ Book Review”

A Chilling Classic: ‘I’m The King Of The Castle’ Book Review

Set back from the turmoil of the 1970s, the author of The Woman In Black triumphs with another chilling classic – this time on the devastating consequences of parental blindness. Name: I’m The King Of The Castle Author: Susan Hill Published: 1970 One of my New Years Resolutions (which you can find here!) is toContinue reading “A Chilling Classic: ‘I’m The King Of The Castle’ Book Review”

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”

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?”