Review: What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts

Opening sentence: “I wasn’t sure I had enough wee for the stick.” What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts is – wait. Before I talk any further about the book, I know what you’re thinking: ‘Is that the author’s real name? Surely not?’ I know because I had that exact thought, but it turns out, yes, it is […]

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Review: In at the Deep End by Kate Davies

Opening sentence: “One Saturday morning last January, Alice pointed out that I hadn’t had sex in three years.” This book is filth and I loved it. In at the Deep End gets the title of both one of the most sexually explicit and one of the funniest books I’ve read. It came with a mini-cover […]

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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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Review: Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

 Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. Published 1st February 2018. Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton Opening sentence: “Everything I Knew About Love as a Teenager. Romantic love is the most important and exciting thing in the entire world.” Raw, truthful and – crucially – completely effortless to read, journalist and podcaster […]

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Review: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl – The Taming of the Shrew retold by Anne Tyler Opening sentence: “Kate Battista was gardening out back when she heard the telephone ring in the kitchen.” I have to admit, I don’t read much Shakespeare in my adult life. I did, of course, at school, but for some reason only ever studied […]

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