Audiobook Review: The Hoarder by Jess Kidd

Opening sentence: “He has a curious way of moving through his rubbish, he leans into it, skimming down the corridors like a fearless biker on a hairpin bend.” I purposely didn’t read anything about the plot of The Hoarder before starting it. I loved the unexpected elements of Jess Kidd’s debut novel, Himself, so wanted to be […]

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

Opening sentence: “Bee Larkham’s murder was ice blue crystals with glittery edges and jagged, silver icicles.” If you love a unique protagonist, then you need to give this book a read ASAP. Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has autism, synesthesia (a condition where for every word, sound, object or person, he sees colours – read more about […]

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Review: Eat, Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon

Opening sentence: “I never thought I was a runner.” I finished reading Eat, Drink, Run last Sunday on the day of the London marathon and seeing as how it’s all about Telegraph journalist Bryony Gordon’s experience running that very race for the first time, that seemed quite serendipitous. (Perhaps randomly as a non-runner, this is […]

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Review: Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Opening sentence: “DS Joanna Harper stood on the viaduct with the other police officers.” I do love a story based around old myths, tales or legends so was very intrigued when I discovered Little Darlings is just that. I didn’t know much about the myth that this book explores: Changelings. It turns out there is much folklore […]

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Review: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

Opening sentence: “As pale as a grub she’s an eyeful.” It’s been a while since I’ve read several books by an author and truly felt their natural, distinctive tone of voice shine through loud and clear in all of them, even when all the books have a very different feel in regards to plot and […]

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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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