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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Review: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Opening sentence: “Ayoola summons me with these words – Korede, I killed him.” I was so pleased to see this on the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist as it is a truly great read! I have to admit, I did judge My Sister, the Serial Killer by its cover (and title) – I mean […]

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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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Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Opening sentence: “We slept in what once had been the gymnasium.” It was one of my 2018 reading goals to read more classics, so I’ve kicked off with a book that’s been on my TBR list for such a long time – The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s sometimes tricky to […]

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Review: The Cows

The Cows (Don’t follow the herd) by Dawn O’Porter Opening sentence: ‘Cow: A fully grown female animal of a domesticated breed of cattle used as a source of milk or beef.’ This was an audiobook listen for me. There are three main characters, each narrated by a different woman, including Dawn O’Porter. We follow the […]

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