fiction · YA

Review 2.0: The Foxhole Court

The Foxhole Court was a Tumblr phenomenon back in the day, and naturally, when I first read it, I kind of hated it. Not only that, I got hate for not liking it on Tumblr and people got so bothered with it, that I was determined to reread it, and like it this time around… Continue reading Review 2.0: The Foxhole Court

2018 releases · fiction

A Deep Dive into a Relationship and a Whole Lot of Anxiety: Normal People by Sally Rooney

It's very hard to miss this novel in the book community - not only has it won ALL the awards, it is also very well-loved among the people who read and love Literary Fiction. The novel is definitely huge, and it has traversed into the lives of other readers who don't read a lot of… Continue reading A Deep Dive into a Relationship and a Whole Lot of Anxiety: Normal People by Sally Rooney

2018 releases · fiction

The Troubles and the Troubles of Being a Young Woman: Milkman by Anna Burns

Back in 2015, I became obsessed with literary prizes, especially the Man Booker Prize. Now, 2015 was the only year I ACTUALLY read the books on the list, but despite that I have been following the prize ever since then and checking in to see the books listed and the books that won. Milkman is… Continue reading The Troubles and the Troubles of Being a Young Woman: Milkman by Anna Burns

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Dark Academia, Murder and a Modern Classic: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

If I had a penny for every time I was recommended The Secret History, I would... well, I wouldn't be rich but I could get myself a new hardcover book, which means I get recommended this book a lot. On top of that, a lot of people who I trust completely when it comes to… Continue reading Dark Academia, Murder and a Modern Classic: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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Haunting, Devastating and Really Beautiful: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

“Any woman knows that a thread, once woven, is fixed in place; the only way to smooth a mistake is to let it all unravel.”  It's no secret that I have a really hard time with Historical Fiction. I cannot really pinpoint exactly what doesn't work in it for me. I like slow, character-driven stories… Continue reading Haunting, Devastating and Really Beautiful: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

2019 releases · fiction

Isolation, an Oppressive Culture and Three Generations of Women: A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

I first saw this book on Edelweiss and I was immediately drawn in by the title - I think it's a very telling and fitting title. And then I saw Max from Well Done Books talk about it on his Instagram and that alongside the fact that this is a story that follows three generations… Continue reading Isolation, an Oppressive Culture and Three Generations of Women: A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

2019 releases · fiction

A Coven, an Escape and a Homecoming: Cala by Laura Legge

I first saw Cala on Bookstagram, where it's lovely cover immediately caught my attention, which led to me checking out the book properly. After I saw that it was published by Head of Zeus, whose previous big debut, The Psychology of Time Travel,  I really adored and after I saw that this was about a… Continue reading A Coven, an Escape and a Homecoming: Cala by Laura Legge