My Sister the Serial Killer is a darkly satirical portrayal of two sisters, Ayoola and Korede, who are covering up a very murderous secret. Fast paced, complex and quietly funny this Women's Prize longlisted thriller is a sure 4 star read. Plot: Ayoola is a beautiful and impulsive Nigerian woman who has the world wrapped … Continue reading #12 My Sister the Serial Killer | A good book and a cup of tea
Red Clocks is a hard-hitting, unapologetically feminist novel with the damning question of "What is a woman for?" at its heart. Before I start this book review, I just want to explain why I've been gone for a LONG bloody time: longer than a whole year. 2018 was not my finest year, I was ill for … Continue reading #11 Red Clocks by Leni Zumas | A good book and a cup of a tea
I love rummaging and finding gems at charity bookshops. This book haul is from one of the first bookshops I ever went to - The Red Cross Bookshop in my local town - maybe I'll give you a tour if you guys want a more in-depth look? For now I have the spoils of my … Continue reading A charity book haul
Nottingham's independent bookshop; filled with political literature, classics, new releases focusing on books from independent presses from around the world. Stepping into Five Leaves feels electric: multi-coloured fairy lights adorn bookshelves, Che Guevara quotes are pressed onto windows and radical authors fill up this unassuming bookshop nestling in Long Row. It's a bookshop that really … Continue reading #2 Indies all over | Five Leaves Bookshop
'She's sleet and granite/ Space rock shattering the planet' - Hold Your Own. How badass is that quote? I've been away for a long time adulting and I'm going to be honest it's been really, really tough going in May and June. I've decided it was high time to return to my one true love, … Continue reading Kate Tempest |Two Mini Reviews!
Citizen by Claudia Rankine is defiant, affirming and relevant. Read it to understand that oppression has never been as black and white. This is a book that will make you want to be heard and seen. In this collection Rankine assesses microaggressions and oppression-fuelled assassinations of character that follow black people around in America and abroad. … Continue reading #10 Citizen: An American Lyric | A good book and a cup of tea
I really do love a good bookish series - here's a new one! I'm actually a secret Londoner (not so secret if you've heard me recount a story to my London mates in a overexcited cockney squeal) and I've noticed that there seems to be some lovely info about indie bookshops down south on the … Continue reading Indies all over #1 | Bakewell Bookshop
Hello folks! Right I'm going to be honest, I'm always a little startled when another month is over and I feel like I have to talk about how many books I've read and my malignant thoughts ultimately turn to the books I haven't read yet.Which is ridiculous because life happens! And for me reading is … Continue reading March wrap-up (& and bookish rant) | 4 mini book reviews
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Five stars. Heart-breaking. Conversation-starting. This is a book that can only be properly described by compounds. Homegoing is Gyasi's debut novel, it starts with a fire lit by an enslaved woman called Mamee. Little does Mamee know her fire will burn message across the ages long after her own death. Mamee … Continue reading #9 Homegoing| A good book and a cup of tea
Nicola Yoon's newest teen novel Everything, Everything became a bestseller for the same reason her latest read is a pleasure to snuggle up with - her writing is simply addictive. 3.5 stars.