Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads The Number One bestselling author of The Order of Time is back with a stunning book about the enigma of quantum physics In June 1925, twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg, suffering from hay fever, retreated to a small, treeless island in the North Sea called Helgoland. It was there that he came up with one of … Continue reading Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli – eARC Book Review

Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads The Greek myths are one of the most important cultural foundation-stones of the modern world. Stories of gods and monsters are the mainstay of epic poetry and Greek tragedy, from Homer to Virgil to from Aeschylus to Sophocles and Euripides. And still, today, a wealth of novels, plays and films draw their … Continue reading Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes – eARC Book Review

PrettyCityDublin: Discovering Dublin’s Beautiful Places by Siobhan Ferguson – ARC Book Review

BLURB FROM PUBLISHER Dublin is a unique, multi-layered city, where ancient and youthful meet to form a community rich in culture, creativity and song. With picturesque seaside villages and romantic medieval castles, you are guaranteed a warm Irish welcome. This beautiful collection of images will take you past Dublin’s famous landmarks – the bridge, the … Continue reading PrettyCityDublin: Discovering Dublin’s Beautiful Places by Siobhan Ferguson – ARC Book Review

Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 'Reading has saved my life, again and again, and has held my hand through every difficult time' For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights … Continue reading Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink – eARC Book Review

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

2021 Update Since I read this work by Adichie I have discovered that she is an author who shares very different ideologies than I do. And therefore she is an author I feel I can no longer support as I am unable to separate the art from the artist. I shall leave my review intact … 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