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No Discourse, Just a Review of Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Goodreads blurb: Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon… Continue reading No Discourse, Just a Review of Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

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WITMonth 2021: Magma by Thora Hjörleifsdóttir Review

translated from the Icelandic by Meg Matich Goodreads blurb: Twenty-year-old Lilja is in love. As a young university student, she is quickly smitten with the intelligent, beautiful young man from school who quotes Derrida and reads Latin and cooks balanced vegetarian meals. Before she even realizes, she’s moved in with him, living in his cramped apartment,… Continue reading WITMonth 2021: Magma by Thora Hjörleifsdóttir Review

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Cusk Hive Assemble: Outline by Rachel Cusk Review

Goodreads blurb: A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives.Beginning with the neighbouring passenger on the flight out… Continue reading Cusk Hive Assemble: Outline by Rachel Cusk Review

2021 releases · fiction

Catch the Rabbit by Lana Bastašić Review

Goodreads blurb: A moving story about loss, forgetting and female friendship: two women on a road trip across Bosnia head towards a lost brother and a collision with the lies they’ve told themselves about where they’re from. Sara hasn't seen or heard from Lejla in years. She's comfortable with her life in Dublin, with her partner,… Continue reading Catch the Rabbit by Lana Bastašić Review

2021 releases · fiction

An Ode to the Weird Chicken Book: Brood by Jackie Polzin

Goodreads blurb: Meet Gloria, Gam Gam, Darkness, Miss Hennepin County, and their unlikely owner. Over the course of a single year, our nameless narrator heroically tries to keep her small brood of four chickens alive despite the seemingly endless challenges that caring for another creature entails. From the freezing nights of a brutal winter to… Continue reading An Ode to the Weird Chicken Book: Brood by Jackie Polzin

2021 releases · fiction

Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Goodreads blurb: A stunning, shattering debut novel about two Black artists falling in and out of loveTwo young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists - he a photographer, she a dancer - trying to… Continue reading Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

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Recently Read: To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters & Lanny by Max Porter

Today, I thought I'd chat to you about two books I recently read and my thoughts on them. I wasn't sure I'd have to say a lot for individual reviews, so I am joining them in a recently read post! One is a historical romance, and the other is a literary fiction so we are… Continue reading Recently Read: To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters & Lanny by Max Porter

2021 releases · fiction

Book Review: Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler

Goodreads blurb: On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, a young woman snoops through her boyfriend's phone and makes a startling discovery: he's an anonymous internet conspiracy theorist, and a popular one at that. Already fluent in internet fakery, irony, and outrage, she's not exactly shocked by the revelation. Actually, she's relieved—he was always a… Continue reading Book Review: Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler

2021 releases · fiction

Book Review: Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen

Goodreads blurb: A debut collection from an extraordinary new talent that vividly gives voice to the men and women of modern China and its diasporaGripping and compassionate, Land of Big Numbers depicts the diverse and legion Chinese people, their history, their government, and how all of that has tumbled—messily, violently, but still beautifully—into the present.Cutting between… Continue reading Book Review: Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen

2021 releases · fiction

Double Trouble: Kink edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell and Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz

There are two very exciting short story collections coming our way in February! I read and enjoyed both of them, but reviewing a short story collection extensively is hard for me, so I thought it'd be great to combine the two reviews!  Kink: Stories Edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell Goodreads blurb: Kink is a… Continue reading Double Trouble: Kink edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell and Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz

2020 releases · fiction

Blog Tour: Magic Dolls & Family Secrets (The Thief on the Winged Horse by Kate Mascarenhas)

Welcome to my stop on the The Thief on the Winged Horse Tour! I am so excited to tell you more of my thoughts on Mascarenhas' sophmore novel. I absolutely loved her first one – The Psychology of Time Travel, and it's a book I recommend all the time, so I was so excited to… Continue reading Blog Tour: Magic Dolls & Family Secrets (The Thief on the Winged Horse by Kate Mascarenhas)

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I Finally Read Circe and I Was Bored: Circe by Madeline Miller Review

Madeline Miller's books have been on my TBR for so long, I have built them up so much in my head that it's debatable whether or not the books could ever match my expectations. The Song of Achilles is one I get recommended more, but I decided to start with Circe, since I have that… Continue reading I Finally Read Circe and I Was Bored: Circe by Madeline Miller Review