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Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

This wonderful novel spans generations and combines the power of 12 startling voices to share the experiences of British women of color. Mainly set in London we hear the story of a proud black lesbian playwright, her sassy super-feminist daughter and a sexually fluid millennial, just to name a couple.

Black History Month Reads

It’s Black History Month in the UK and I decided this year I should finally get round to reading some of those incredible stories that I haven’t quite made time for yet.

One Day by David Nicholls

Book Review: One Day by David Nicholls

I can definitely see why this books is a bit love it or hate it. The story of Dexter and Em is given to us in snapshots, Starting from their meeting at uni up to their late 30s, the book oozes sexual tension, but with an increasingly dark edge which reminded me of Sally Rooney’s novels.

Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Girl, Serpent, Thorn has a wonderful fairy-tale feel, combining Persian mythology with elements of Sleeping Beauty, to give us the story of a girl who is poisonous to the touch as she is determined to find her place in the magical world around her.

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Book Review: The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Paris, 1828. The city reels from the failed Revolution. The Royal Court rules the city by day and nine criminal guilds rule the streets at night. When Nina Thenardier’s money-hungry father sells her beloved sister to the Tiger, the brutish Lord of the Guild of Flesh, Nina swears to do all she can to free Azelma from his clutches.

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

Book Review: If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

If I Had Your Face is an amazing window into the lives of the girls and women living in Seoul. I fell in love with the characters, for all their quirks, ambitions and eccentricities, and learnt so much about South Korean culture.

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I’m Sophie. I love to read and hope to share with you all of my book reviews and some of the latest book news in this blog! I love everything from fantasy, to crime, to the latest Booker Prize nominees, so I hope there’ll be some recommendations here for everyone.

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