Book review: The Girls at 17 Swann Street

5/5 stars. Trigger warning: I do not recommend this for people who are currently suffering from an eating disorder or are just starting recovery simply because it feels so realistic and relapsing is a thing. Wow. I’m not sure where to start with this book. It hit me really hard. As the trigger warning indicates,…

Book review: Somewhere Inside of Happy by Anna McPartlin

5/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Aoife McMahon This book wrecked me. For the last 30 minutes or so I was legit bawling my eyes out. Some of this while in the train. I think that when I’m really into a book I lose awareness of my surroundings. Fortunately the train was mostly empty. This…

Book review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

5/5 stars. After having finished the free sample portion of the Kindle edition I was still in doubt about this book. It seemed like exactly my kind of book, yet I hadn’t really connected with it at this point. I couldn’t quite get a beat on Eleanor. She was definitely socially inept in a sort…

Book review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

5/5 stars. Audible version, narrated by Dominic West. I picked this up on a whim because I saw it had good reviews and was hailed as a modern classic, though I had honestly never heard of the book or the writer. The fact that Dominic West was reading it may also have swayed me –…

Book review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

5/5 stars. I just finished this book yesterday and want to review it while it’s still fresh and I’m still basking in the warm feel-good glow, even though that means it’s skipping the queue. I was a little sceptical at first, as the language is very – well – teenager. For the first few chapters…

Book review – The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

5/5 stars This series was recommended to me by my BFF when J and I were heading for a weekend away last month and I wanted something to read that I could lose myself in. The Seven Sisters fit the bill very well. A little background The Seven Sisters is a (planned) 7 book series,…

Book review: Here I stand by Amnesty International UK

5/5 stars. This is a powerful anthology of short stories and poems on topics of human rights and freedoms, and the importance of speaking out against injustice. It covers a broad variety of topics such as gay rights, racism, human trafficking, religious fanaticism, bullying and environmental devastation resulting from an oil spill. I almost feel…