the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur – poetry

This second collection of poems by rupi kaur is just as heart achingly beautiful as the authors first collection of poems, milk and honey. Again, we journey with rupi through grief, self-abandonment, ancestral roots, love and empowerment. There are some poems that sing with a rawness that makes you feel for rupi and as mentioned... Continue Reading →

The vanishing half by Brit Bennett

This novel is one I’ve been hearing great things about and as I had some points to spend in Waterstones, I decided to treat myself to this book. I have to say I’m so glad that I did. Britt Bennett has weaved a story that is more than just looking at race and its perceptions... Continue Reading →

Eight detectives by Alex Pavesi

I love a good murder mystery and after reading the blurb to this I knew I needed to get my hands on an advanced reading copy. This novel is intricate, executed brilliantly and left me turning page after page. There are stories weaved into the main plot that provide just as much mystery and leave... Continue Reading →

Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall

This is my stop on the blog tour for Knightmare Archanist by Shami Stoval. The first book in the Frith Chronicles series. This novel is an epic introduction to the fantasy world that Shami has created. There is magic, monsters, mythical creatures and the beginnings of many adventures for our main character, Volke Savan. Volke... Continue Reading →

The search party by Simon Lelic

For many months I’ve been hearing good things about this novel and finally I managed to get hold of an advanced reading copy. The outline is intriguing enough, but the execution of the plot is extremely clever. Sadie Saunders is 16 years old and is missing. Five of her friends decide to form a search... Continue Reading →

Invisible girl by Lisa Jewell

This novel is a page turner of a read and having read an advanced reading copy I’m pushing you to put this on your must- read list, upon its release date, 6th August 2020. This is a story that shows how we can look at someone and make assumptions that cause a string of events... Continue Reading →

Machines like me by Ian McEwan

This is the first novel I’ve read by Ian McEwan despite him writing some critically acclaimed novels. I somehow seem to pass him by. So, when my reading group decided we’d try this it gave me the opportunity to read one of Ian’s works. I must admit I’m wondering why I haven’t actually read anything... Continue Reading →

Playing nice by JP Delaney

This psychological thriller is every bit as terrifying as it can get when it comes to the synopsis – what if the child you are raising isn't yours? Pete Riley and partner Maddie have their world turned upside down when Miles Lambert knocks on their door one day to declare that their two-year-old son, Theo... Continue Reading →

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