Book Review: Bringing Down the Duke

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

Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi #WomensPrize

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

Book Review: Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

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

Book Review: Detransition, Baby (#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)

Book Review: No One Is Talking About This (#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)