Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 28/11/22

Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday. If you partook, I hope you got what you wanted and had fun. (I did enjoy the video games sale a bit too much, unfortunately sales on books were a little light on locally). You Don’t Know What War Is by Yeva Skalietska arrived thanks to Bloomsbury. It’s a true story,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: They’re Going to Love You by Meg Howrey

In brief: The story of Carlisle’s relationship with her father and his partner James from 1980s New York to the present day. The good: Very emotive at times. The not-so-good: I am not a fan of ballet or dance! Why I chose it: Thank you to Bloomsbury for the ARC. Year: 2022 Pages: 270 (ARC)... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Ghost Lover by Lisa Taddeo

In brief: A collection of powerful, brutally honest short stories about women with no holds barred. The good: Lisa Taddeo dares to write what others don’t touch. The not-so-good: Would have loved a full-length story about any of these characters. Why I chose it: Always up for a great short story collection. Thank you to... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

In brief: Kiara is seventeen and at the end of her tether. She’s broke, about to be evicted and looking after her neighbour’s son. So she turns to the streets to make money, but becomes embroiled in police corruption. The good: Realistic and well written with glimmers of hope. The not-so-good: The characters’ lives are... Continue Reading →

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