The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is an important book. One deserving of the amazing hype its been getting online. It’s a fresh, current examination of the Black Lives Matter movements and what it feels like to be a black girl growing up in America today. But, how do you begin to talk about a book that’s so different from your own life experiences? Read more
Ok, it might be the middle of July, but it’s time for some reminiscence. I spent a good chunk of June on holiday in France (I know, #humblebrag) and so I had even more time to indulge in some good quality relaxation…in the form of reading! The books I read June were definitely chosen with a theme in mind, and that was France! Read more
‘Middlemarch, the magnificent book which with all its imperfections is one of the few English novels for grown-up people’- Virginia Woolf When I read this quote I suddenly realised that I had to read Middlemarch by George Eliot. Like, now. Have you ever experienced that overwhelming sense of needing to read a book? It took me completely by surprise. You see, I’ve been dodging George Eliot for years. Read more
When I sat down to begin All The Light We Cannot See, I didn’t know what to expect. The description did not give much away and I knew that it must be about more than it suggested. I wasn’t wrong. This book is easily one of the best I have read in while.
I can hardly believe it’s nearly the end of February and The Female Scriblerian’s Romance Fiction February is coming to an end! This is the penultimate post, but don’t worry I’ve got a cracker of a book to review for you today! First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan. It’s the unputdownable first book in the ‘Puffin Island Trilogy’ which is being released over the course of this year and it was fab, so without further ado, on to the review…
Persuasion is Jane Austen’s last completed novel and, in my opinion, her best. Yes, Pride and Prejudice is light, bright and sparkling- with a host of characters that delight the reader but there’s something about Persuasion that sticks with you long after you’ve finished the last page and put the book back on the shelf… Read more