Review: The Corset by Laura Purcell

Opening sentence: “My sainted mother taught me the seven acts of corporeal mercy: to feed the hungry; refresh the thirsty; clothe the naked; shelter the traveller; comfort the sick; visit those imprisoned; and bury the dead.” I am not being hyperbolic when I say that I adored every single page of this book. The Corset […]

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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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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: Circe by Madeline Miller

Published by Bloomsbury 19th April 2018 / 352 pages Opening sentence: “When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.” This is Madeline Miller’s version of the life of the Ancient Greek Goddess, Circe. According to (some) Greek legends, Circe was the daughter of the sun god Helios and the ocean […]

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Review: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Published by HarperCollins 24th January 2019 / 400 pages Opening sentence: “I see a man coming through the falling snow.” It’s no secret that I love a bit of Agatha Christie so when I kept seeing reviews of The Hunting Party saying that in plot and tone it evoked the great lady herself, I couldn’t […]

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Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Published by Faber & Faber 2018 / 266 pages Opening sentence: “Marianne answers the door when Connell rings the bell.” When a book comes with so much hype, it always makes me a little wary. And this book has hype. Adored on Twitter. Adored on Instagram. Rave reviews everywhere and long listed for the Man […]

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Review: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Audiobook narrated by David Suchet / Running time: 7:59 Whenever I conjure up a picture of Hercule Poirot in my mind, it’s basically always David Suchet playing the iconic character (pictured below). He just so perfectly embodied everything about Poirot – from his moustaches to his mannerisms and accent (David Suchet is English but cracks […]

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