Ayoade on Top by Richard Ayoade – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow. In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most 'insubstantial' people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't … Continue reading Ayoade on Top by Richard Ayoade – Book Review

Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of … Continue reading Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli – Book Review

A Short History of Falling: Everything I Observed about Love whilst Dying by Joe Hammond – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads A Short History of Falling – like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and When Breath Becomes Air – is a searingly beautiful, profound and unforgettable memoir that finds light and even humour in the darkest of places. As I get weaker, less a part of this world, or less a part … Continue reading A Short History of Falling: Everything I Observed about Love whilst Dying by Joe Hammond – eARC Book Review

BLOGMAS DAY 4: ‘The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories and 100 Essential Recipes for Mid-Winter’ by Nigel Slater – Book Review

Christmas time is synonymous with food and cooking. So in this Blogmas post I'll be reviewing a Christmassy themed cook-book by Nigel Slater. Blurb from Goodreads From the BBC1 presenter and bestselling author of Eat, The Kitchen Diaries and Toast comes a new book featuring everything you need for the winter solstice.The Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater’s love … Continue reading BLOGMAS DAY 4: ‘The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories and 100 Essential Recipes for Mid-Winter’ by Nigel Slater – Book Review

‘The Gendered Brain’ by Gina Rippon – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Do you have a female brain or a male brain?Or is that the wrong question? Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. On a daily basis we face deeply ingrained beliefs that your sex determines … Continue reading ‘The Gendered Brain’ by Gina Rippon – Book Review

‘The Lost Properties of Love’ by Sophie Ratcliffe – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads What if you could tell the truth about who you are, without risking losing the one you love? This is a book about love affairs and why we choose to have them; a book for anyone who has ever loved and wondered what it is all about. This is a book about … Continue reading ‘The Lost Properties of Love’ by Sophie Ratcliffe – eARC Book Review

‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding … Continue reading ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee – Book Review

‘Birds Art Life Death’ by Kyo Maclear

Blurb from Goodreads ‘Now when I hear birdsong, I feel an entry to that understory. When I am feeling too squeezed on the ground, exhausted by everything in my care, I look for a little sky. There are always birds flying back and forth, city birds flitting around our human edges, singing their songs.’ One … Continue reading ‘Birds Art Life Death’ by Kyo Maclear

‘Gender Mosaic: Beyond the Myth of the Male and Female brain’ by Daphna Joel with Luba Vikhanski – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads With profound implications for our most foundational assumptions about gender, Gender Mosaic explains why there is no such thing as a male or female brain. For generations, we've been taught that women and men differ in profound and important ways. Women are more sensitive and emotional, whereas men are more aggressive and sexual, because … Continue reading ‘Gender Mosaic: Beyond the Myth of the Male and Female brain’ by Daphna Joel with Luba Vikhanski – eARC Book Review

‘The Gene: An Intimate History’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER  ‘Dramatic and precise… [A] thrilling and comprehensive account of what seems certain to be the most radical, controversial and, to borrow from the subtitle, intimate science of our time… He is a natural storyteller… A page-turner… Read this book and steel yourself for what comes next’Bryan … Continue reading ‘The Gene: An Intimate History’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee – eARC Book Review