June has been a funny month. I started it in Ibiza, holding a gin and tonic the size of my head, and I’ll finish it on my sofa, probably crying along to Queer Eye. Now, here's my June wrap-up
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Book review: The Essex Serpent
The writing in some novels is like candy floss: light, delicate and easy to enjoy. But this gets sickly, fast, and often leaves you hungry just moments later. Some novels are like honey on toast. Comforting, soothing and able to cure all ills. And a rare few read like the taste of a Michelin-starred meal. … Continue reading Book review: The Essex Serpent
What to read next: Girl power through the ages
Life is still tricky. And I still look to my fictional heroines for guidance and wisdom when my own experiences let me down. So, I’ve put together five reads from 2019 that are packed with girl-gang vibes, strong independent women and valuable life lessons.
Circe: A goddess for all young women
Circe is, without a doubt, the role model that adult-me needs. Her quiet rage, her inner strength. Her open heart and endless love. And her ability to bounce back every single time she’s knocked down.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A shattered story
I’m a serial plot chaser. When I’m reading a book or watching a show, I can’t concentrate on the details until I know what happens. The curse of speed reading often rears its head, and I quickly find out the ending – at the loss of enjoying the character development, writing style and language. For that reason, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is perfect.
Kicking off the book blog with good news
Kids, the Ibiza blues are real. Luckily I have two men in my life who never fail to clear stormy clouds - and this week, they’ve more than delivered...