Hi Readers! For the past month I have been reading books for the NEWTs readathon. I wasn't able to read everything I planned because, as usual, I was way too ambitious. I was, however, able to read 13 books. I would've read a lot more, but this month seemed to be the month of DNF's. These … Continue reading What I Read In August – NEWTs Readathon Wrap-Up
Hi Readers, Music Lovers & Swifties I tend to keep this quiet on my book blog and focus on just books. But there is one thing that I love just as much as reading a good book, and that is Taylor Swift. Her music has meant the world to me for the past 11 years. … Continue reading Taylor Swift’s Lover…she’s done it again and I am obsessed.
Published: May 2019 by Hamish Hamilton Genre: Contemporary Length: 464 Pages Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Girl, Woman, Other came to my attention because it was recently longlisted for the manbooker prize. I must say, I hope this goes on to win it. This is a series of interconnected short stories, all told from the … Continue reading Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Published: 2019 by Jonathan Cape Genre: ...I'm not sure? Length: 352 Pages Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Hi Readers This book was a complete surprise to me. Before the Booker longlist was announced I didn't even know Winterson had come out with a new book, and before I started it I had no real expectations … Continue reading Book Review: Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
Published: 2016 by Flatiron Books Genre: Mystery Length: 415 Pages Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Hi Readers Another gripping mystery from the author of Big Little Lies. In this we follow the events of a suburban neighbourhood BBQ. Alternating between before and after, we slowly discover what happened and the impact it has had on the … Continue reading Book Review: Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Hi Readers Set in the future, due to climate change and mass migration a wall surrounds the entire border of Britain and is monitered 24/7 by conscripted 'defenders'. In this we follow a man who is about to start his required two years at the wall. It's not hard to see that the author was largely inspired … Continue reading Book Review: The Wall by John Lanchester – A Booker Prize Longlistee
Published: 2013 by Doubleday Genre: Contemporary Length: 403 Pages Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Hi Readers A romantic comedy featuring Asian main characters. In this Rachel is invited by her long-term boyfriend Nic to spend the Summer with him and his family at their home in Singapore. However, when she arrives she is blind sided when … Continue reading Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan