Blog Tour, Bookish, Books, Reading, Reviews

Exquisite by Sarah Stovell #BookReview #BlogTour #Team Orenda

Exquisite immediately caught my eye. Such a dark, thrilling and sensual cover, I was desperate to find out what it contained inside and I was not disappointed. When I got the email to ask me to join the blog tour I jumped at the chance and am so pleased to share with you my own… Continue reading Exquisite by Sarah Stovell #BookReview #BlogTour #Team Orenda

Baileys Prize, Books, Reviews

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo #bookreview #BaileysPrize

Stay with Me deals with the marriage of Akin and Yejide, in Nigeria, who are struggling to have a child of their own and after unsuccessful attempts and huge societal pressure, bring in a new wife. This is how the novel opens. While the characters aren’t always likeable, they are written remarkably well. Yejide seeps… Continue reading Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Baileys Prize, Bookish, Books, Next, Reviews

The Dark Circle by Linda Grant #bookreview #BaileysPrize

The Dark Circle is a compelling read. It tells us the story of twin siblings Lenny and Miriam Lynskey, who are diagnosed with tuberculosis and shuttled to a sanitarium in Kent where they are subject to idle days and wondering if they'll fall victim to a diseases that's traditionally fatal. The year is 1949 and the… Continue reading The Dark Circle by Linda Grant #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Baileys Prize, Bookish, Books, Reading, Reviews

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien #bookreview #BaileysPrize

I did not expect to adore this book as much as I do. When reading the blurb it sounded interesting and I thought it would be a good read, if not slightly too political for me, but oh! How wrong I was! This is a lyrical and fairy-tale like novel that mixes fact and fable… Continue reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Blog, Bookish, Books, Libraries, Reading, Uncategorized

What Reading is to Me #bookish #reader

"I don't know how people find the time to read" "Books...I don't really read" "Do libraries still exist?" These are all statements that make me shudder and shake my head in disbelief. I honestly cannot believe what people are missing by not reading. How they could have missed out on the innermost thoughts of Anne… Continue reading What Reading is to Me #bookish #reader

2017, Baileys Prize, Books, Reading, Reviews

The Power by Naomi Alderman #bookreview #BaileysPrize

The Power! What a book. I'd been told by countless people that this was one to look out for and was not surprised that it made the Baileys shortlist.  Dealing with themes such as gender, sexism, oppression, equality and religion it really does make a fascinating read. What makes it event more interesting is the frame… Continue reading The Power by Naomi Alderman #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Baileys Prize, Bookish, Books, Libraries, Reading, Reviews

The Sport of Kings by C.E Morgan #bookreview #BaileysPrize

  Of all the books on the #BaileysPrize shortlist this year, this one lends itself to be described most suitably as an "epic". A family saga that follows the Forges through three generations. Linked into the main character of Henry Forge are horses and not just any horses, thoroughbred horses, racing horses. Henry becomes obsessed… Continue reading The Sport of Kings by C.E Morgan #bookreview #BaileysPrize

Books, Libraries, Next, Reading, TBR

Buy or Borrow?

The eternal question - do you buy the book or borrow the book from the library? Which actually supports the author more? Which supports the community more? Which supports society more? These are all questions I'm sure that serious readers have considered. Now just because I work in a library doesn't mean that I never… Continue reading Buy or Borrow?

Bookish, Books, Orion, Reviews, TBR

Together by Julie Cohen #bookreview

I was recommended this book, purely on it's epic twist and OMG what a twist! Now let me tell you straight - this is not a psychological thriller - not a book where you are trying to figure out who killed who but there is an underlying feeling the whole way through the book that something… Continue reading Together by Julie Cohen #bookreview

Books, Libraries, Orion, Reviews

Hot Mess by Lucy Vine #bookreview

This book was recommended to me for being timely, modern and funny. This person lied to me. This book is a bible and mirror for all modern 30-somethings and hilarious! So incredibly relatable, Ellie is coming-up 30 and despairing over her job, "shit-hole" house share and love life, having broken up with a long-term boyfriend… Continue reading Hot Mess by Lucy Vine #bookreview

2017, Books, Reviews

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins #Bookreview

Paula Hawkins much anticipated second novel after The Girl on the Train. I've been so excited about reading this after the huge popularity of Hawkins first book and I was not disappointed. A complex and dark narrative involving a drowning pool, hidden tragedies, abuse of power, a village with secrets and most importantly sisters (sisters are… Continue reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins #Bookreview