Previously: November TBR | Coming Soon: A little reading update Love Bites is a contemporary urban-fantasy novel first published by Jo Fletcher Books in July 2020. We follow divorcee Chloë as she starts to fall for a girl who has some unusual habits. She won’t go out during daylight, never seems to eat, and her… Read More Book Review: Love Bites by Ry Herman
Previously: September TBR| Coming Soon: Five-Star Summer Reads Bringing Down the Duke is the first in a romance series by Evie Dunmore which follows a group of Bluestocking women studying at Oxford University in the 19th century. Published in September 2019, we follow the dual perspectives of Annabelle who receives a scholarship through the Women’s… Read More Book Review: Bringing Down the Duke
Previously: Death and Croissants Book Review | Coming Soon: Transcendent Kingdom is Yaa Gyasi’s is a contemporary novel that follows Gifty, a young woman working in neuroscience. It was published by Penguin on September 1st 2020, and it has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021. I have not had the opportunity to… Read More Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi #WomensPrize
Previously: June TBR | Coming Soon: June Wrap-Up Death and Croissants is the first book in a new cosy murder mystery series by debut fiction novelist and comedian Ian Moore. It is set to be published on July 1st 2021 by Farrago books. Disclaimer: I was #gifted an ARC of this book from the publisher,… Read More Book Review: Death and Croissants by Ian Moore.
Previously: Sunday @ Cymera | Coming Soon: May Reading Wrap-Up. Ace of Spades is a debut YA thriller by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé that follows two black students at a prestigious academy who begin to have their secrets exposed to the school. It is published by Usborne on the 10th of June 2021. I was lucky enough… Read More Book Review: Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Previously: Consent Book Review| Coming Soon: Friday @ Cymera Last Chance Books is a YA contemporary romance from debut author Kelsey Rodkey. It is published by Harper 360, who was kind enough to provide me with an ARC and will be released on the 18th of May 2021. The book follows Madeline Moore who is… Read More Book Review: Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
Previously: May TBR| Coming Soon: Last Chance Books Review Consent is a contemporary novel by Canadian author Annabel Lyon. It follows two sets of sisters, where one sister is reliant on the other. It was published by Atlantic Books on the 28th of January 2021 and was on the Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2021.… Read More Book Review: Consent (#WomensPrize)
Previously: Piranesi Book Review| Coming Soon: Dubliners, ‘Eveline’ Detransition, Baby is a contemporary fiction book by Torrey Peters. Set in New York, we follow Reese, a trans-woman who wants to be a mother, and her ex-partner who has since detransitioned, becoming Ames, and accidentally gotten his boss, Katrina, pregnant. It was published by Serpent’s Tail… Read More Book Review: Detransition, Baby (#WomensPrize)
Previously: Dubliners, ‘Araby’ | Coming Soon: Detransition, Baby Piranesi is a fantasy novel from Susannah Clarke, best known for the acclaimed novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. It is published by Bloomsbury, released on the 15th of September 2020, and is longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2021. If you want to know more about the… Read More Book Review: Piranesi (#WomensPrize)
Previously: Dubliners, ‘An Encounter’| Coming Soon: Nothing But Blue Sky Review No One Is Talking About This is a contemporary novel by Patricia Lockwood which explores our relationship with social media through a character who is ‘famous’ for a viral tweet. It was published by Bloomsbury on February 16th 2021 and has been longlisted for… Read More Book Review: No One Is Talking About This (#WomensPrize)
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