Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In 2005, celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married a beautiful young writer named Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda. The month before their second anniversary, during a long-awaited holiday, Aura broke her neck while body surfing. Francisco, blamed for Aura’s death by her family and blaming himself, wanted to die, too. Instead, … Continue reading Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman – Book Review

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today – written as a letter to a friend. I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might do all the things I suggest, and she will still turn out to be … Continue reading Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

Love in the Blitz by Eileen Alexander – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads On July 17th 1939, Eileen Alexander, a bright young woman recently graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, begins a brilliant correspondence with fellow Cambridge student Gershon Ellenbogen that lasts five years and spans many hundreds of letters.But as Eileen and Gershon’s relationship flourishes from friendship and admiration into passion and love, the tensions … Continue reading Love in the Blitz by Eileen Alexander – eARC Book Review

Open Book by Jessica Simpson – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was … Continue reading Open Book by Jessica Simpson – Book Review

Vagina: A Re-Education by Lynn Enright – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Part memoir, part practical guide to the vagina, this indispensable book sifts through myths and misinformation with the aim of empowering women with vital knowledge about their own bodies. For centuries, the vagina has been made mysterious, neglected, mutilated or mocked, and as a consequence few people know much about it. In Vagina: … Continue reading Vagina: A Re-Education by Lynn Enright – Book Review

The Double Helix by James D Watson – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionised biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only 24, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other … Continue reading The Double Helix by James D Watson – Book Review

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