Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Format: Paperback

Pages: 383 pages

Published: May 9, 2017

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Contemporary

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2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time

For the very first time, a graphic novel has been added to this year’s longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Sabrina by Nick Drnaso explores the terrifying effect of the 24-hour news after a girl disappeared.  Continue reading “2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time”

Book Review: Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 366 pages

Published: January 24, 2012

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

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New Releases in Poetry

Are you big lover of poetry and want to explore some new ones for National Poetry Month? Here are some recent new releases that will have you wishing that National Poetry Month was all year round: Continue reading “New Releases in Poetry”

2018 Dylan Thomas Prize Dominated By Women

Female writers dominate the newly announced shortlist of the 2018 Swansea International Dylan Thomas Prize. 

From a longlist of 12 authors and poets, the six books were the lucky few to make it to the next round. Out of those six, four are both women and debut authors. Swansea University highly praised the list for its reflection of the “political zeitgeist of today” and portraying realistic themes in their works: Continue reading “2018 Dylan Thomas Prize Dominated By Women”

Book Review: Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird

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Format: Hardcover

Pages: 752 pages

Published: October 3, 2017

Publisher: Random House Trade

Genre: Nonfiction. Biography

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Book Review: The Art of Reading by Damon Young

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Format: Hardcover

Pages: 176 pages

Published: August 10th 2017 by Scribe UK (first published March 28th 2016)

Publisher: Scribe UK

Genre: Nonfiction

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A Year in Books: 2017

Let’s celebrate another year of reading!

Another long year has gone, but 2017 may be full of strife and hardship, at least we had a lot of  great books to keep us sane through this hectic time. This year, more than ever, was where the importance of reading really shined.

This year of reading was a whole lot better than last year. I really branched out and tried out new authors while still revisiting old ones. So site back and get a pen ready. Because after I list my favorite books of 2017, you’ll be adding them to your own TBR list:

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Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 Winners

They are here!

Goodreads has announced the 2017 winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards! Goodreads Choice Awards is an annual book awards that are chosen by the readers, one of the few book prizes where a book lover has a say. Congratulations to all the winners!  Continue reading “Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 Winners”

Book Review: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 422 pages

Published: May 27, 2016

Publisher: Custom House

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

 

 

Synopsis:

“Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890’s, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, The Essex Serpent has at its heart the story of two extraordinary people who fall for each other, but not in the usual way.

They are Cora Seaborne and Will Ransome. Cora is a well-to-do London widow who moves to the Essex parish of Aldwinter, and Will is the local vicar. They meet as their village is engulfed by rumours that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming human lives, has returned. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist is enthralled, convinced the beast may be a real undiscovered species. But Will sees his parishioners’ agitation as a moral panic, a deviation from true faith. Although they can agree on absolutely nothing, as the seasons turn around them in this quiet corner of England, they find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart.

Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, this novel is most of all a celebration of love, and the many different guises it can take.”

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