Book Review: Breaking and Mending – Joanna Cannon

A beautiful, powerful, and moving memoir from Joanna Cannon about her years as a junior doctor.

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Favourite Non-Fiction Books of 2018

Favourite non-fiction reads

Welcome back! Recently I revealed my top middle-grade books of 2018 and now I’m going to reveal my non-fiction reads. I had a pretty quiet non-fiction year but, for the most part, what I did read was excellent. Some of these books were released before 2018 but I read them this year. I am determined […]

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Book Review: I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell

Apologies for the dodgy photo, my library uses super shiny covers! Synopsis I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar Maggie O’Farrell’s memoir I am, I am, I am depicts her seventeen (yes, seventeen) brushes with death. Review O’Farrell’s memoir is […]

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Book Review: Lightness – Catherine Meurisse

Fly far, far away from this baneful miasma And purify yourself in the celestial air, Drink the ethereal fire of those limpid regions As you would the purest of heavenly nectars. Baudelaire – The Flowers of Evil, Elevation Review Lightness is a translation of Catherine Meurisse’s ‘La légèreté’. Originally published in French, this graphic memoir is […]

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Books of the Month: June 2018

I can’t believe we’re into July already! It’s very hot where I am and Summer is well and truly upon us. I’m currently studying part-time as well as working, so I didn’t get a lot of reading done in June. But most of what I did read was great, so I’ve just listed my favourites […]

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