We need to talk about Putin

We Need to Talk About Putin: How the West Gets Him Wrong - Mark Galeotti Hands up, who remember that time I reviewed a book about the Romanoffs and complained that I didn't know very much about Russia? Well, around the same time as I read that book I picked this one from Netgalley firstly… Continue reading We need to talk about Putin


What She Found in the Woods

What She Found in the Woods - Josephine Angelini Confession: I requested this when it popped up on Netgalley for purely nostalgic reasons. You see, back in my Twilight days I had a Josephine Angelini book called Starcrossed which was one of those doomed YA romances but with Greek Gods. I remember absolutely bloody loving… Continue reading What She Found in the Woods


We are not okay

We Are Not Okay - Natalia Gomez When I was at school it felt like there were children's books and there were adult books and nothing in between. I think teenage years at my school would have been so much easier to navigate if more books like this had existed. This was a pretty hard… Continue reading We are not okay


All We Could Have Been

All We Could Have Been - T E Carter Well this was a lot more than I bargained for. This is a tragic tale that covers pretty much everything from murder, OCD, PTSD, self harm... School issues... Did I miss anything? Probably. I got around to reading this around the same time that I decided… Continue reading All We Could Have Been

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Leah re-reads: Little Women

Ok, confession time, Little Women was a firm favourite of mine as a kid, so naturally it was on my list of books to tackle on this re-read project, but it was fairly near the bottom. Then I saw the promo images from the upcoming film with Timothee Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan as Laurie and… Continue reading Leah re-reads: Little Women


The Beekeeper of Aleppo

The Beekeeper of Aleppo - Christy Lefteri Ok, so if you have someone in your life that complains about immigration or equates refugees with "layabouts" or "criminals" then please do buy them this book. This really is a powerful read detailing just how desperate people are when they flee their homes in search of somewhere… Continue reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo