Review: Why Mummy Doesn’t Give a ****! by Gill Sims

Opening sentence: “The first day back at work after Christmas and New Year is always a bit of a slog.” Why Mummy Doesn’t Give a ****! is the third in this hilarious series by Gill Sims (I actually still haven’t read the original – Why Mummy Drinks – but really will rectify that soon. I […]

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Review: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

Opening sentence: “My kid moved out the day she was born.” In a nutshell, So Lucky is about that familiar phrase: ‘Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about . . .‘ People might seem like they have it all and are ‘so lucky’ but the reality is quite different. (Coincidently, this is also […]

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Audiobook Review: How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne

This is my first book by Holly Bourne, she is primarily a YA author and How Do You Like Me Now? is her adult novel debut. I whizzed through this in a few days, this is her funny, witty – and very knowingly cutting – take on the unsaid social and life conventions of women […]

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Review: The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

Opening sentence: “Does it have any scaffolding around the bust?” To give it its full title: The Importance of Being Aisling: County Roads, Take Her Home is the sequel to Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling. I recently spotted it in the airport on my way back from a trip to Dublin and I just […]

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Review: Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims

Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims Opening sentence: “I have one week till the summer holidays begin.” Why Mummy Swears is a year in the life of exasperated mum of two, Ellen Russell. I had a smile on my face from the first page, put simply: It’s just really, really funny. It might be because […]

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Review: Not Working by Lisa Owens

Not Working by Lisa Owens. Audiobook narrated by Tuppence Middleton. Opening sentence: “There is a man standing outside my flat wearing khaki greens and a huge ‘Free Palestine’ badge.”  Read by the wonderfully named Tuppence Middleton, I listened to Lisa Owen’s debut novel on audiobook and laughed out loud more than once on the train, […]

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