As my last couple of blogs have probably shown I am a bit of a fan of a dystopian novel with a feminist twist. And luckily for me there are a lot more out there for me. Today I am sharing a few that I am sure I’ll be reading in the coming months. The [...]
Anne Brontë: The Forgotten Sister and Firebrand Feminist
If you’ve spent any time on my blog or over on my instagram (link) you’ll know that I am a huge fan of the Brontë sisters. And whilst Charlotte, or more specifically her characters, have captured my heart I adore all the works produced by these singularly brilliant women writers. One thing that has fascinated [...]
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Reading and Empathy:Can reading fiction make you a more empathetic person?
Can reading help you to understand societal issues and the life experience/lived experience of those who are different from you? Studies have linked reading fiction with an increase in charitable giving, improvements in wellbeing and better relationship building. Studies have also found that reading can hugely benefit society at large, and empathy is key to [...]
Review: The Mercies
Hello my dear readers, bibliophiles and bookworms. It’s been a little while since I posted a review, but I feel like I’ve picked a goodie to share with you today. The Mercies by Karen Millwood Hargrave is the story of Maren, the most beguiling heroine you could possibly hope for. She is haunted by visceral [...]
Otterly Amazing Reads: What Makes Historical Fiction?
Review: Conjure Women
And just like that I have a new contender for my favourite book of the year. Conjure Women is a deeply dark and haunting historical fiction, full of suspicion and suspense. For those who loved The Familiars, Essex Serpent, The Confessions of Frannie Langton and The Binding I think this will be your next book [...]
Otterly Amazing Reads: The Bell Jar and Milk and Honey
Otterly Amazing Reads: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Path Starting something new today on the blog which I hope you enjoy dear reader. Hopefully you have found my little corner of the internet because you are a bibliophile or at least you’re interested in hearing what I have to say about books. Of course I [...]
Topics of Conversation: Desire, Difficult Conversations and An Even More Difficult Narrator
I’m writing this review feeling just a little bit unsure what I have just read because Topics of Conversation is unlike anything else I’ve read. An unreliable and at times unlikable narrator draws out, often inadvertently, the deepest secrets of those women she meets whilst also ruminating on her own existence. Miranda Popkey does not [...]