Category: Books

Book Review: The Vampire Knitting Club

It was only a matter of time before I, voracious reader that I am, made the leap from terrible romance movies to terrible romance novels. I haven’t gone all in on the dating-a-bad-boy-billionaire genre though, never fear. So far I have only dipped my toe in the much more...

Book Review: Multiple Reviews

A selection of short reviews rather than a new post for each – it seems a little tidier. Amber and Dusk by Lyra Selene I read this book spread out over about six months in little pieces. Every time I read it, I loved it, but I can’t give...

Book Review: Only The Ocean – Review 2*

Only the Ocean – by Natasha Carthew Natasha Carthew uses an interesting prose for which she is often praised – according to the book’s opening pages. And I sort of liked it. I certainly did at first, it’s got a sort of charm to it. But then I found...

Consent in Literature

So, following on from my review for What If It’s Us by Becky Abertalli and Adam Silvera I want to talk about sexual consent in literature. CW: Frank discussion of sex, consensual or otherwise. I’ve read a handful of books recently that have had sexual content. I want to...

Kugali Anthology – Review, 4*

Kugali Anthology Vol. 1 by Jasonas Lamy, Hafeez Oluwa, Aiman Mimiko, Juni Ba, Keenan Kornegay, Ziki Nelson, Gbenle Maverick (Illustrator), Carlos Montenegro (Illustrator) , Cristina Alvarez (Illustrator) I enjoyed the art work but I’ll be honest, I can’t say for sure I was following the stories. I’m not sure...

The Martian – Review, 4*

The Martian by Andy Weir I actually really enjoyed this, I’m not a total fan of the diary format usually but for obvious reasons it works here. Andy Weir builds tension well and the science is believable enough to me. Watney isn’t a person I’d go to the pub...

Love, Lies, & Hocus Pocus: Beginnings – Review, 2*

Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus by Lydia Sherrer I can’t say I overly enjoyed this book. It’s not a bad book, it’s just not for me. I didn’t like the protagonist and I didn’t like the plot set up. Which are the two main components of books, so, yeah....

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Review, 3*

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez So… it wasn’t bad. I just wasn’t properly prepared. If there’d been a preface that said “it’s a slice of many lives novel in a style reminiscent of Homer or Virgil” then I would have been prepared. But in my...

Bloodwitch – Review, 4*

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard I loved being in this world again, seeing the characters and their relationships develop. I devoured this book as I devoured all the others. My only quibbles are: Susan Dennard is a little to keen on the cliffhanger chapter ending which means that I probably...

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...