Little Nothing by Marissa Silver – Book Review

Title: Little Nothing Author: Marissa Silver Genre: Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Subversive Fiction Blurb from Goodreads A provocative novel from New York Times bestselling author Marisa Silver, Little Nothing is the story of Pavla, a child scorned for her physical deformity, whose passion and salvation lie in her otherworldly ability to transform herself and … Continue reading Little Nothing by Marissa Silver – Book Review

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote – Book Review

Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Author: Truman Capote Genre: Modern Classic, Literary, Novella Blurb from Goodreads Meet Holly Golightly – a free spirited, lop-sided romantic girl about town. With her tousled blond hair and upturned nose, dark glasses and chic black dresses, Holly is a style sensation wherever she goes. Her apartment rocks to Martini-soaked parties … Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote – Book Review

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak – Book Review

Title: The Island of Missing Trees (review copy) Author: Elif Shafak Genre/Themes: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, War, Family Dynamics Blurb from Goodreads Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and … Continue reading The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak – Book Review

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys – Book Review

Title: Wide Sargasso Sea Author: Jean Rhys Genre/Themes: Modern Classic, Historical Fiction, Jane Eyre, Jamaica, British Colonial Rule, Slavery, Racism, Inequality, Victorian Ideals PLEASE NOTE: This book although written by a different author acts as a prequel to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Therefore, the blurb and my review both contain spoilers for Jane Eyre. … Continue reading Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys – Book Review

Reader I Married Him edited by Tracy Chevalier – Book Review

Title: Reader I Married Him Editor: Tracy Chevalier Contributing Authors: Joanna Briscoe, Tracy Chevalier, Sarah Hall, Susan Hill, Elizabeth McCracken, Nadifa Mohamed, Audrey Niffenegger, Patricia Park, Francine Prose, Namwali Serpell, Elif Shafak, Lionel Shriver, Salley Vickers, Evie Wyld, Emma Donoghue, Helen Dunmore, Esther Freud, Jane Gardam, Linda Grant, Kirsty Gunn, Tessa Hadley Genre: Short Story … Continue reading Reader I Married Him edited by Tracy Chevalier – Book Review

Larchfield by Polly Clark – Book Review

Title: Larchfield Author: Polly Clark Genre: Literary Fiction, Dual Timeline, Mental Health Blurb from Goodreads It's early summer when a young poet, Dora Fielding, moves to Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland and her hopes are first challenged. Newly married, pregnant, she's excited by the prospect of a life that combines family and creativity. … Continue reading Larchfield by Polly Clark – Book Review

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Book Review

Title: The Bell Jar Author: Sylvia Plath Genre: Modern Classic Trigger Warning DepressionSuicidal IdeationGraphic descriptions of suicide attempts Blurb from Goodreads Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. … Continue reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Book Review

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack – Book Review

Title: Solar Bones Author: Mike McCormack Genre: Literary Fiction, Irish Writers ***************disclaimer*************** This book has a very revealing blurb that the author Mike McCormack has deemed to be acceptable and contains information about the plot that he, in fact, wishes the reader to know. In my review I will discuss this blurb in correspondence with … Continue reading Solar Bones by Mike McCormack – Book Review

Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour – Book Review

Title: Yerba Buena (review copy) Author: Nina LaCour Genre/Themes: Adult contemporary literary fiction, Abuse, Sexual Assault, Romance, Drama, Family Dynamics, LGBTQ+ Blurb from Goodreads When Sara Foster runs away from home at sixteen, she leaves behind not only the losses that have shattered her world but the girl she once was, capable of trust and … Continue reading Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour – Book Review

Tomorrow I Become a Woman by Aiwanose Odafen – Book Review

Title: Tomorrow I Become a Woman (eARC) Author: Aiwanose Odafen Genre: Literary Fiction, Family saga Blurb from NetGalley What can I do?’ she asked. You can fight, I thought, you can fight for your daughters. But then again, who was I to speak of such things When Gozie and Obianuju meet in August 1978, it … Continue reading Tomorrow I Become a Woman by Aiwanose Odafen – Book Review

The Magician by Colm Tóibín – Book Review

Book Title: The Magician Author: Colm Tóibín Genre/Themes: Literary fiction, Fictionalised Biography, Historical Fiction, World War II, LGBTQ+, Exile Blurb from Goodreads From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love and exile, war and family. The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim … Continue reading The Magician by Colm Tóibín – Book Review

Here Again Now by Okechukwu Nzelu – Book Review

Book Title: Here Again Now (review copy) Author: Okechukwu Nzelu Genre/Themes: Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Character Driven, Illness, Grief, Loss, Fathers and Sons, LGBTQ+, Self Acceptance Blurb from Goodreads From award-winning author Okechukwu Nzelu comes a spellbinding literary novel that asks, how do you move forward when the past keeps pulling you back? Achike Okoro … Continue reading Here Again Now by Okechukwu Nzelu – Book Review