Brave by Rose McGowan
Mar01

Brave by Rose McGowan

I was sent a copy of Brave for the purposes of this review #ad #gifted I decided many years ago, that I was never going to accept books for review. Reading is my happy thing I do for myself, and I want the freedom to choose what I read and when I read it. I don’t want to plough through something I don’t enjoy and then feel guilty because I have to review it and I don’t have anything nice to say about it. But when I...

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The Power by Naomi Alderman
Feb22

The Power by Naomi Alderman

I bought The Power way back in September with my birthday money, because the blurb sounded interesting. But when I posted a photo on Instagram, someone told me they’d heard mixed reviews about it. Then I remembered that it was a book my friend had really disliked. What had I done?! It took me several months to pluck up the courage to read it. In The Power women and teenage girls all over the world are suddenly discovering they...

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The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris
Feb01

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris

As soon as I read a review of The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris, I just knew I had to read it. The reviewer said it had the same quirkiness and warmth of Eleanor Oliphant. And, like most people, I really, really love Eleanor Oliphant. So it was straight on to Waterstones click and collect (I like to support the local high street rather than throw all my hard earned cash at Amazon). And The Colour of Bee...

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The Woman in the Window by A J Finn
Jan25

The Woman in the Window by A J Finn

I’d seen The Woman in the Window on social media quite a bit over the past couple of months. Emblazoned with the words ‘Over 2 million copies sold’ and a recommendation from Gone Girl author, Gilllian Flynn on the cover, I knew that I had to jump on the bandwagon and read it. It turns out that it was the right thing to do because The Woman in the Window is one of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a...

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A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Jan18

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

I’ve been a fan of Jodi Picoult for a very long time, so I didn’t even have to check the blurb to find out what A Spark of Light was about. I just bought it. A Spark of Light is set almost entirely in ‘The Center for women’s reproductive health’. While women can go there to get the pill or to find out that they’ve got cancer, most women go there for an abortion. Set in deeply religious Mississippi,...

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The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
Jan11

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is a literary author. I’ve read a handful of his books over the years, going right back to when I was at school. So when I saw The Noise of Time in Waterstones, I thought I would give it a go. The blurb certainly sounded interesting. But then I realised that I read Julian Barnes books so rarely that I can’t actually remember whether I like them or not… The Noise of Time is a tiny little book –...

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