Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis – Book Review

Title: Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life Author: Samantha Ellis Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography Blurb from Goodreads Anne Brontë is the forgotten Brontë sister, overshadowed by her older siblings -- virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emily and dissolute Branwell. Tragic, virginal, sweet, stoic, selfless, Anne. The less talented Brontë, the other Brontë. Or that's what Samantha … Continue reading Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis – Book Review

Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci – Book Review

Title: Taste My Life Through Food Author: Stanley Tucci Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Food and Drink Blurb from Goodreads From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen. Before Stanley Tucci became a household name with The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, and the … Continue reading Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci – Book Review

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa – Book Review

Title: A Ghost in the Throat Author: Doireann Ní Ghríofa Genre: Non-Fiction, Auto-Fiction, Historical Research, Memoir Blurb from Goodreads A true original. In this stunningly unusual prose debut, Doireann Ní Ghríofa sculpts essay and autofiction to explore inner life and the deep connection felt between two writers centuries apart. In the 1700s, an Irish noblewoman, … Continue reading A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa – Book Review

Handiwork by Sara Baume – Book Review

Title: Handiwork Author: Sara Baume Genre/Themes: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Grief, The Creation of Art Blurb from Goodreads In this contemplative short narrative, artist and acclaimed writer Sara Baume charts the daily process of making and writing, exploring what it is to create and to live as an artist. A short, elegant piece that encompasses images and … Continue reading Handiwork by Sara Baume – Book Review

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green – Book Review

Book Title: The Anthropocene Reviewed Author: John Green Genre/Themes: Non-Fiction, Essay Collection, The Human Experience Blurb from Goodreads A deeply moving and mind-expanding collection of personal essays in the first ever work of non-fiction from #1 internationally bestselling author John GreenThe Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the … Continue reading The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green – Book Review

Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman – Book Review

Title: Say Her Name Author: Francisco Goldman Genre/Themes: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Grief, Love 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 … Continue reading Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman – Book Review

Love in the Blitz by Eileen Alexander – Book Review

Title: Love in the Blitz (review copy) Author: Eileen Alexander Genre: Non-Fiction, Letters, Memoir 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 … Continue reading Love in the Blitz by Eileen Alexander – Book Review

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

Title: Vagina: A Re-Education Author: Lynn Enright Genre/Themes: Non-Fiction, Women’s Health, Women’s Reproductive Health and Rights, Sex Education 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 … Continue reading Vagina: A Re-Education by Lynn Enright – Book Review

The Double Helix by James D Watson – Book Review

Title: The Double Helix Author: James D Watson Genre/Themes: Science Non-Fiction, Memoir, Identifying the Structure of DNA 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 … Continue reading The Double Helix by James D Watson – Book Review

Gender Mosaic by Daphna Joel with Luba Vikhanski – Book Review

Title: Gender Mosaic: Beyond the Myth of the Male and Female brain (review copy) Authors: Daphna Joel with Luba Vikhanski Genre/Themes: Non Fiction, Science, Biology, Genetics, Gender, Sex, The Brain 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 … Continue reading Gender Mosaic by Daphna Joel with Luba Vikhanski – Book Review

The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton – Book Review

Title: The Sun Does Shine Author: Anthony Ray Hinton Genre/Themes: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Civil Rights, Systemic Racism, Unjust Incarceration, Injustice, Death Row, Hope, Proving Innocence Blurb from Goodreads A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't … Continue reading The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton – Book Review