🥳 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”

Must Read New Mystery: ‘Five Survive’ Book Review

Nerve-wracking and claustrophobic. Five Survive has of the most unique premises I’ve ever read – six friends, trapped in an RV with a sniper outside. The only way out to reveal their secrets. Name: Five Survive Author: Holly Jackson Published: 2022 There’s an excellent Alfred Hitchcock analogy for mystery writing: suspense comes not from havingContinue reading “Must Read New Mystery: ‘Five Survive’ Book Review”

Lovable Insanity: ‘Nona The Ninth’ Book Review

This book is insane. Insanely good and also just plain insane. Here’s why… Name: Nona The Ninth Author: Tamsyn Muir Published: 2022 You need to be mentally strong to get through this book. Nona the Ninth is insane. Insanely good and also just plain insane. But you just accept it because this is the thirdContinue reading “Lovable Insanity: ‘Nona The Ninth’ Book Review”

The Future Of The Murder Mystery? ‘The Appeal’ Review

Can you write a complex murder mystery only using emails? Well, the answer is yes and no… Name: The Appeal Author: Janice Hallet Published: 2021 In a town full of secrets… Someone was murdered. Someone went to prison. And everyone’s a suspect. Can you uncover the truth? Dear Reader – enclosed are all the documentsContinue reading “The Future Of The Murder Mystery? ‘The Appeal’ Review”

ARC Review: Not Good For Maidens

Not for the faint of hearts or weak of knees, this is an incredibly visceral, brutal book. In short: bi panic means aunt is nearly eaten by sexy goblins, while her ace niece uses ace superpowers to avoid goblin seduction… but her family cracks under weight of witchy lies. Name: Not Good For Maidens Author:Continue reading “ARC Review: Not Good For Maidens”

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?”