Book Reviews

Book Review: Older and Wider by Jenny Eclair

Rating: 4/5 Many thanks to Quercus for providing me with a proof copy of Older and Wider in exchange for an honest review! I recently read and reviewed comedian Jenny Eclair’s new non-fiction book, Older and Wider: Menopausal musings from the midlife, and absolutely loved it. I read it as part of a buddy read […]

Book Review: The Shelf by Helly Acton

This book was just so much fun. Such an original and unique concept, and I’ve never read anything like it before! The Shelf follows the story of Amy Wright, a 32-year-old woman who is definitely feeling the pressure to settle down, get married, and have kids. From the start, Amy is constantly checking up on […]

Book Review: True Story by Kate Reed Petty

Rating: 5/5 I’m not even really sure where to start with this book, as I feel my review will never do it justice. The plot of True Story is structured around a rumor regarding a sexual assault, and how much of an impact it can have on the lives of everyone involved. Written from both […]

Book Review: The Sound Mirror by Heidi James

Rating: 5/5 Thank you so much to Heidi James and Bluemoose Books for a proof copy of The Sound Mirror in exchange for an honest review! Tamara is going to kill her mother, but she isn’t the villain. Tamara just has to finish what began at her birth and put an end to the damage […]

Book Review: This Ragged, Wastrel Thing by Tomas Marcantonio

Rating: 5/5 “The Rivers. A spiderweb of alleys for the drunk and destitute, weaved together from stones and shadow. Winding backstreets forking off like rotten veins plunging into every shady corner. The greasy smell of glass noodles and exhaust fumes from late night scooters. Neon blinking on every grimy surface and crooked alleys disappearing into […]

Book Review: Very Nearly Normal by Hannah Sunderland

Rating: 5/5 Many thanks to Avon and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Very Nearly Normal follows the story of Effie Heaton, a young woman who is completely unhappy with how her life has panned out; she lives at home with her parents, is completely […]

Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Rating: 3/5 “All he did was fall in love with me and the world turned him into a monster” This is one of the most jarring, disconcerting yet nonetheless striking novels I have ever read, and I have really mixed feelings about it. My Dark Vanessa follows the life of Vanessa Wye, switching between her […]

Book Review: Sister Dear by Hannah Mary Mckinnon

Rating: 5/5 Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for an Advanced Reader Copy of Sister Dear in exchange for an honest review. “Beauty. Wealth. Success. She’s got it all. And it should’ve been mine.” Sister Dear is written from the perspective of Eleanor Hardwicke, a young web designer with her own business, who has […]

Book Review: The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams

Rating 4/5 Thank you to Netgalley and Avon Books for the Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review. The Love Square follows the story of Penny Bridge, a bubbly and friendly woman who runs a successful café in London, is an incredible chef, and seems to have everything going for her; after a […]

Book Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Rating 2/5 I really wanted to enjoy Queenie, but unfortunately, I just didn’t. Queenie is the debut novel by Candice Carty-Williams, that was published last year, and it has seen a lot of praise, which is why I was initially so intrigued and excited to read it. From the start, the reader is thrown into […]