Now that bookstores have re-opened their heavenly doors, I thought I’d take a moment to relish all there is to look forward to this month…you know, besides beer gardens and hanging out with pals (though that is nice).
Book Review: Call Me By Your Name
I’m experiencing a bit of a backlog with my reviews. So, forgive me that this comes fairly late in the game. I read this book for a…… Read more “Book Review: Call Me By Your Name”
Book Review: The First Woman
As many of you may know, I have a strong penchant for feminist fiction – especially, international feminist fiction. Through Kirabo, we have our eyes opened to…… Read more “Book Review: The First Woman”
Book Review: My Dark Vanessa
Though ‘dark’ Vanessa did give me a clue that this book might be a bit sinister. I went into this book completely blind and had absolutely no idea what it was about prior to reading. If anything this enhanced my experience of it and allowed me to come to it with a blank slate.
Book Review: How Beautiful We Were
Firstly, look how bloody beautiful the UK front cover is. I do think front cover designs are improving these days, my purchases based on frontispiece alone has…… Read more “Book Review: How Beautiful We Were”
Book Review: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
I originally came to my critique with a feminist pitchfork. And, while female autonomy within a patriarchal society is an important theme, I think this book is principally about antipathy and the friendships that can be found in accepting one another as we are. Friends are the family we choose.
Book Review: Ghosts
Being the avid Dolly Alderton admirer that I am, I was ecstatic when Net Galley and Penguin gave me this review ecopy, and it didn’t disappoint. Though quite lighthearted this…… Read more “Book Review: Ghosts”
Book Review: What Stars are Made of
While there is a necessity for books exploring differences in ability on our children’s bookshelves, their presence is sadly far and few between. Often, it is for…… Read more “Book Review: What Stars are Made of”
Book Review: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
Following the life of Kim Jiyoung (surprise surprise), and those of her relatives, this title follows the progression of feminism in South Korea, spanning three generations. Readers are invited to become a fly on the wall of a typical Korean household and observe how from birth women and men are treated with such disparity.
Book Review: Lanny
Were it not for my haphazard book club, Lanny would have entirely passed me by – and, oh, what a shame that would have been! Longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker prize, Lanny, is a tale that has bewitched the literary world – and more impressively me – with its ethereal composition. Successor to his 2015 debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter’s Lanny chronicles the growing chasms between country life and metropolitan mentality