October round-up

October round-up

October was my best reading month so far this year. I managed to finish eight books (or 2336 pages, according to Goodreads) which has, alongside a second national lockdown, inspired me to increase my Reading Challenge target to 52 books for the year. Having completed so many great books, I felt it was the perfect [...]

Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Synopsis: Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle-class peers. After a messy breakup from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places [...]

Review: Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

Review: Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

Synopsis:Pip Fitz-Amobi is not a detective anymore.With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her.But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds [...]

Review: How do we know we’re doing it right? by Pandora Sykes

Review: How do we know we’re doing it right? by Pandora Sykes

Synopsis:Modern life is full of choices. We're told that happiness lies within and we can be whoever we want to be. But with endless possibility comes a feeling of restlessness; like we're somehow failing to live our best life. What does doing it right even look like? And why do so many women feel like [...]

Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Synopsis: Ageing and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. When she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top [...]

Review: The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

Review: The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

Synopsis: On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at [...]