‘Stay With Me’ by Ayobami Adebayo – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 'There are things even love can't do... If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it's in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn't mean it's no longer love...' Yejide is hoping for a … Continue reading ‘Stay With Me’ by Ayobami Adebayo – eARC Book Review

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‘A Line Made by Walking’ by Sara Baume – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 25-year-old Frankie is living in Dublin and working part-time in a public gallery. But increasingly anxious, she abruptly quits her bedsit to live in her deceased grandmother’s creaking house in rural Ireland, close to her family. With an artist’s gift for observation, Frankie recounts the beauty and the obliteration of the world … Continue reading ‘A Line Made by Walking’ by Sara Baume – Book Review

‘Flesh and Bone and Water’ by Luiza Sauma – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a seductive, dazzling, atmospheric story of family, class, and deception set against the mesmerizing backdrops of Rio de Janeiro, London, and the Amazon River. André is a listless Brazilian teenager and the son of a successful plastic surgeon who lives a life of wealth … Continue reading ‘Flesh and Bone and Water’ by Luiza Sauma – eARC Book Review

‘The Nix’ by Nathan Hill – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 'The best new writer of fiction in America. The best.' - John Irving Nathan Hill's brilliant debut takes the reader from the rural Midwest of the 1960s, to New York City during Occupy Wall Street; from Chicago in 1968, to wartime Norway: home of the mysterious Nix. Meet Samuel: stalled writer, bored … Continue reading ‘The Nix’ by Nathan Hill – eARC Book Review

‘Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982’ by Cho Nam-Joo – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Kim Jiyoung is a girl born to a mother whose in-laws wanted a boy. Kim Jiyoung is a sister made to share a room while her brother gets one of his own. Kim Jiyoung is a female preyed upon by male teachers at school. Kim Jiyoung is a daughter whose father blames … Continue reading ‘Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982’ by Cho Nam-Joo – eARC Book Review

‘You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine’ by Alexandra Kleeman – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads A lives with B. B seems to be becoming more and more like A. If A’s boyfriend, C, likes A because A is A, but now B is the same as A, where does that leave A? And what has happened to the family across the street, who left one afternoon out … Continue reading ‘You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine’ by Alexandra Kleeman – eARC Book Review

‘Saltwater’ by Jessica Andrews – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Lucy is lost. Growing up in the north east she wanted more. When others were thinking about the Nissan factory or call centres she was thinking about Pete Doherty, poetry and the possibilities London seemed to offer. University was the way out, her ticket to the promised land – where she’d become … Continue reading ‘Saltwater’ by Jessica Andrews – eARC Book Review

‘Please Read This Leaflet Carefully’ by Karen Havelin – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Please Read This Leaflet Carefully, the debut novel from Norwegian writer and translator Karen Havelin, is the story of a woman whose body has become her enemy. The novel tracks backward, from 2016 until 1995, etching details of daily life into a gripping and darkly humorous bildungsroman, about the intricacies of love … Continue reading ‘Please Read This Leaflet Carefully’ by Karen Havelin – Book Review

‘Blessed Assurance’ by Stewart Ennis – ARC Book Review

Blurb from Vagabond Voices website "The fact of the matter is Joseph Kirkland was afraid. Afraid of not being Saved. Afraid of being Saved. Afraid of the transformation that would occur the moment he uttered those words, Jesus! God! I want you to come into my heart!" Blessed Assurance is a coming of age novel.  … Continue reading ‘Blessed Assurance’ by Stewart Ennis – ARC Book Review

‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full … Continue reading ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review