Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read In 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Previous Top Ten Tuesday Topics November 23: Characters I'd Love an Update… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read In 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Diversity in 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Previous Top Ten Tuesday Topics October 19: Online Resources for Book LoversOctober… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Diversity in 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Love An Update On

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Previous Top Ten Tuesday Topics September 21: Books on my Autumn /… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Love An Update On

Book Review: Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart

“Rain was the natural state of Glasgow. It kept the grass green and the people pale and bronchial.” I have been delaying reviewing this book for a while, wanting to let it dwell in my mind for some time before putting my thoughts down... and then life got in the way - as did new… Continue reading Book Review: Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart

Monthly Round-Up: January 2021

So I thought I'd try to introduce a monthly round up of my reading onto the blog. Aiming to get it posted on the first Wednesday of each month, reviewing my reading and blogging the previous month. Reading Round-Up With the unexpected return to lockdown I had high hopes of reading more... but with an… Continue reading Monthly Round-Up: January 2021

2020: A Year in Books

It has been a hell of a year, 2020! Nationally we have seen pandemics and lockdowns, panic buying and food shortages - not to mention Brexit - and we have grappled with tiers, bubbles and Zoom chic. On top of that, personally, I have said farewell to my grandmother and my stepson (barely) survived a… Continue reading 2020: A Year in Books

The Man Booker Longlist, 2020

So this year's Man Booker has been announced and comprises: Diane Cook (USA) The New Wilderness (Oneworld Publications)Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) This Mournable Body (Faber & Faber)Avni Doshi (USA)   Burnt Sugar (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)Gabriel Krauze (UK) Who They Was (4th Estate, HarperCollins)Hilary Mantel (UK) The Mirror & The Light (4th Estate, HarperCollins)Colum McCann (Ireland/USA) Apeirogon (Bloomsbury Publishing) Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia/USA) The Shadow King (Canongate Books)Kiley Reid (USA) Such a Fun Age (Bloomsbury Circus, Bloomsbury Publishing)Brandon Taylor (USA)  Real Life (Originals, Daunt Books Publishing)       Anne… Continue reading The Man Booker Longlist, 2020