A Field Guide to Getting Lost – Review, 3*

A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit I think I could like this book. I think I will re-read it and take more away from it the next time around, as it was it didn’t totally click with me. There were some good parts of it and...

We Crossed A Bridge And It Trembled – Review, 5*

We Crossed A Bridge And It Trembled by Wendy Pearlman This book was beautiful. Haunting, devastating, uplifting, awful, and beautiful. Wendy Pearlman has done a magnificent job transcribing the thoughts and feelings of the people of Syria. I remember the Arab Spring… in that I remember the fall out...

The Hate U Give – Review, 5*

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas This review will not do the book justice. I absolutely loved this, I teared up in the staff room and on buses. The characters are wonderfully written, their speech, actions, and personality made them fully realised in my head in a way...

The Tea Dragon Society – Review, 5*

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill I came across this book by way of my friend Skye who told everyone to read it, and when Skye tells you to read something, you should read it. So, naturally, we all did. This is a beautiful all-ages book with fabulous...

The House of The Spirits – Review, 5*

The House of The Spirits by Isabelle Allende This book was set for a book club and coming from having recently read but struggled with One Hundred Years of Solitude I must admit I was a bit anxious about it. I needn’t have worried. Allende’s prose in this book...

Six of Crows – Review, 4*

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo I’m a fan of multiple narrator styles but I think it’s easy to see how George R R Martin gets away with such big books, it’s hard to dip into each person’s head for such a short amount of time. That being said...

The Kiss Quotient – Review, 5*

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang As a non-autistic person I thought this book described an autistic person with delicacy, honesty, humour, and self-love. Although I haven’t read a lot of books with autistic main characters it’s too easy for them to be used as a crutch, or the...

The Travelling Cat Chronicles – Review, 5*

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa As a cat lover I’ve always been convinced that felines have more brains than they’re given credit for, but this narrative from Nana is something quite beyond even that. And yet, definitely, still a cat. Through Nana’s eyes we learn a little...

That Could Be Enough – Review, 4*

That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole This was a short and sweet little novella about Black women, loving women. I liked both the main characters, I thought in the short time I had with them they were quite fully realised and their coming together made sense and was...

Lumberjanes – Review, 5*

Lumberjanes Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Faith Hicks, Brooke A. Allen (Illustrator), Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Brooke Allen (Illustrator), Carolyn Nowak (Illustrator) I read the first part of Lumberjanes a few weeks ago and then put it down to make dinner or something and didn’t get around...