Audiobook Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Opening sentence: “When I was a kid, my aspirations were simple.” What a fantastic glimpse into an incredible life this was. Becoming is Michelle Obama’s autobiography, told chronologically from her childhood through to her years as First Lady of the United States of America: 2009 – 2017. As Michelle puts it: “I’m an ordinary person, […]

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Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists is a slightly modified transcript of a TED talk that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave in 2013 (watch it here) and is a book I see mentioned on Bookstagram all the time. People love it; for good reason I’ve now discovered. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while as […]

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2019 Reading Goals

Happy 2019, everyone! This time last year I set myself three reading goals for 2018: Read more classics Read more non-fiction Discover new authors Reflecting on these aims (find a little more detail about them here), I think I did hit them… mainly. I upped my non-fiction game; four of my standout books of the year […]

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My 2018 Books of the Year

I can’t believe it is already time to write my yearly wrap up!! I love looking back through all the books I’ve enjoyed this year but it IS always tricky to pick favourites. To make things a little easier I have a rated 5/5 category to handily group together the books I’ve loved (and it’s […]

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Review: My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen

Opening sentence: “First, a few facts.” I don’t read that many celebrity biographies and only reserved this at the library on a whim as the few parts from it that had been talked about in the press had piqued my interest. Even as I opened it and started reading I found myself thinking, ‘Do I […]

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September Wrap Up / October TBR

I’ve had a bit of a reading lull over the past few weeks, I’ve enjoyed books but haven’t adored them. (Disclaimer about that sentence, the books I’ve read over the past few weeks are not necessarily the ones that I’ve posted about over the last few weeks – due to scheduling in advance and publishing […]

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Review: Money: A User’s Guide by Laura Whateley

Published 4th October 2018 by 4th Estate / 364 pages Opening sentence: “This is a little guide that I could have really done with ten years ago, when I was twenty-three, and fresh off a First Great Western into London, one of the world’s most expensive cities, ready to start my first full-time job as […]

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