It‘s difficult to describe this book in a few words. Brutal, traumatic, vulnerable, heartbreaking. For such a tough read I found it impossible to put down, its heavy and I had to force myself to take breaks at some points. Definitely not one for the faint hearted but if you can manage it you won‘t be disappointed. #pick
I was unsure of this book at first. It Seemed to take a little while to get going but once it did I LOVED it! There were so many twists that I did not see coming!! I also liked how historically accurate it was, all the references to medieval Amsterdam are really interesting and I became so invested in the lives of the characters! #pick #theminiaturist
A heartbreaking book beautifully written. Nina‘s story is unfortunately so real for many people, Shappi has created something that is raw and honest. It was incredibly easy to read considering how triggering some of the topics are. Glad I picked this one up in the bookshop #pick
I have so much love for this! When people ask “what‘s your book about?” I found it impossible to explain in a few words. There are so many themes and layers to this novel it could be about religion, race, addiction, culture, science..I could go on and on. Fundamentally it is a beautifully written book about what it‘s like to be human 💜 #pick #transcendentkingdom
New books 🙌🏻 am I the only person who prefers pre-loved books to brand new ones? I find it fascinating to think about who else has held the same book in their hands and wonder whether they enjoyed it as much as me. Picked these two up in my favourite oxfam bookshop yesterday. Can‘t wait to start 📖 #newbooks #preloved #bookish #charityshop
I can‘t believe I‘ve only just got round to reading this classic. Now I see why it is one of the greatest books of the 20th century. Some of the themes are still so current even now 70 years after it was written. Orwell was way ahead of his time. Genius!
#1984 #georgeorwell #summer #reading #pick
Happy international women‘s day!
What could be better than a book all about strong independent British women? I‘m enjoying this book so much and feel like I can relate to each and every protagonist. It‘s honest and dark at some points but empowering and witty at the same time, a real breath of fresh air! #internationalwomensday #feminist #love #pick
This book is about so much more than you would imagine. I really enjoyed the writing style which makes you feel connected with each of the three main characters. Definitely a must read I couldn‘t put it down! #pick #AnAmericanMarriage #tayarijones #book #love
He‘s done it again. Maybe it‘s because I‘ve just finished a run of night shifts and I‘m a little tired. But this one hit me hard! It‘s so honest and raw, had me feeling all kinds of emotions. Matt Haig is quickly becoming one of my favourites 💜 #MidnightLibrary #MattHaig #emotional #finished #love #pick
Thought this book would be right up my street. It tells an incredible story about culture, life and strong women which are usually things I look for in a good book. Unfortunately the writing lets it down. I didn‘t connect with any of the main characters and it just didn‘t have enough emotion for me. Not my favourite.