‘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

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‘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

‘Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading’ by Lucy Mangan – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She … Continue reading ‘Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading’ by Lucy Mangan – eARC Book Review

‘A Notable Woman’ by Jean Lucey Pratt – Book Review

Blurb In April 1925, Jean Lucey Pratt began writing a journal. She continued to write until just a few days before her death in 1986, producing well over a million words in 45 exercise books over the course of her lifetime. For sixty years, no one had an inkling of her diaries' existence, and they … Continue reading ‘A Notable Woman’ by Jean Lucey Pratt – Book Review

‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

“A nice, well-meaning man …(said) that I should never call myself a feminist, since feminists are women who are unhappy because they cannot find husbands. So I decided to call myself a Happy Feminist.” When you find yourself in a mini reading slump what do you do??? For me, I turned to my favourite contemporary … Continue reading ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

‘Educated’ by Tara Westover- Book Review

This has been one of the most unsettling reading experiences of my life. They always say fact is stranger than fiction right?? This memoir is horribly strange. It tells the life-story of Tara Westover who grew up in the Idaho mountains. And her upbringing was utterly alien to me. I can't even begin to comprehend … Continue reading ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover- Book Review