Category: May Reads

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...

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...

The Cruel Prince – Review, 5*

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black I picked this book up a long time ago, I was reading it on Kindle for Mac and then a lot of things happened and a lot of physical books came my way so I kind of put it down. I decided to...

My Brother’s Husband – Review 5*

My Brother’s Husband by Gengorah Tagame I thoroughly enjoyed this manga. In it we watch as Yaichi struggles with his own homophobia, directed without intent by his daughter who is just fully accepting of the possibility of having two uncles who are married. Interestingly, although he has difficulties with...

Purple Hibiscus – Review 5*

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Having just come off the heels of reading The House of The Spirits in which one of our characters is repeatedly sexually assaulted I must admit that once I saw the nature of one particular character in this book I spent most of...