The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist

The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist was released at 12.00 today and I’m just a little excited. I always enjoy looking over the books nominated for the Man Booker Prize. There’s something about it that makes me think of ‘incredibly important literature’. It’s like a talent contest for books; I love trying to work out who will make the shortlist (which is announced on September 13th). Most years I do not get the chance to read all of the books but it is always interesting to observe the trends in literature that play out amongst the list. Read more

Books I Read in June

Books I Read in June

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

The 2016 Book Challenge

Recently I’ve realised that sometimes you have to actively make a space in your life for the things you enjoy. Even if that means setting time aside every day on your to-do list it’s worth it. Last year was strange for me. I felt like I lost sight of some of my interests for while, especially reading! Read more

Review: First Time in Forever By Sarah Morgan

 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…

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Chick Lit: Love it, or Hate it?

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I like Chick Lit. I read Chick Lit. So why do I feel so uncomfortable about using the very name that seems to define this genre? Why does writing the words Chick and Lit together in a sentence make me feel like I’ve done something wrong? This month is apparently Chick Lit May and it got me thinking about my own relationship with the contentious moniker. Read more