REVIEW: Maame by Jessica George

In brief: Maddie is always there for her family – and they don’t return the favour. When Maddie spreads her wings, tragedy strikes. Can Maddie become her own person? The good: Sad, funny and well written. The not-so-good: I just wanted to keep reading and reading… Why I chose it: Sounded like an interesting read.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

In brief: Elwood is a Black boy growing up in 1960s Florida when a simple mistake sends him to reform school. The Nickel Academy is corrupt and brutal, but Elwood is determined to get through it despite his naivety. The good: Always an excellent story from Colson Whitehead. The not-so-good: Absolutely heartbreaking in parts. Why... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Undoctored by Adam Kay

In brief: Adam Kay’s story after he changed careers from medicine to writing and comedy. It’s happy, sad, shocking and funny. The good: The humour doesn’t stop in his new career. The not-so-good: Some parts were incredibly sad. Why I chose it: Enjoyed Adam Kay’s other books. Thanks to Hachette for the copy. Year: 2022... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Girlcrush by Florence Given

In brief: Eartha is stuck in a relationship past its use by date when her partner cheats on her. Freed from the relationship, her drunken video declaring her bisexuality on social media goes viral. Now Eartha belongs to the internet, and everyone has something to say. Will she be consumed by a social media giant?... Continue Reading →

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