Thursday, 15 February 2018

Book Review: Attack of the 50ft Women: How Gender Equality Can Save The World by Catherine Mayer

Title: Attack of the 50ft Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World

Author: Catherine Mayer

Pages: 352

Publication: 8th March 2017 by HQ

1 line synopsis: What does a gender-equal world look like and how far do we have to go until we reach it?

Saturday, 10 February 2018

5 Non-Fiction Audiobooks to Please Your Ears (and Brains)

Audio is officially The Next Big Thing in publishing and more and more people are converting to audiobooks. This pleases me no end! Audiobooks have seriously revolutionised my reading life and I love nothing more than spending hours listening to a book, so I’m always happy when more people come to appreciate audio. This list is for those of you who love non-fiction, or are looking for accessible and engaging non-fiction picks to get you started.

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

Winner of two Books Are My Bags awards, if you haven’t heard of this book then you must have been living under a rock. Adam Kay narrates the diaries he kept during his time as a junior doctor working in the NHS from 2004-2010. The entries are hilarious, heartbreaking, and powerful as well as everything in between. The audiobook features bonus diary entries that didn’t make it into the physical book, as well as a discussion with Mark Watson.

Friday, 2 February 2018

January Wrap Up

2018 certainly started with a bang! January brought all sorts of new challenges and I feel like it went on forever, so now I’m glad to be wrapping the month up and thinking about all of the exciting things I’m going to get up to in February.


Read

Your Life in My Hands by Rachel Clarke ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Die Verwandlung by Franz Kafka ⭐️⭐️
the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Perfect Remains by Helen Fields ⭐️⭐️
Beside Myself by Ann Morgan ⭐️
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Friday, 26 January 2018

A Beginner's Guide to Agatha Christie

If you’ve been kicking around Readabilitea for long enough, you’ll know that one of my favourite authors is Agatha Christie a.k.a. The Queen of Crime. A lot of people often ask me where to start with Agatha Christie and I can see why; she’s the author of 66 detective novels and numerable short stories about murder and the supernatural, so it can be difficult knowing the best place to begin. This is where I come in!


Monday, 22 January 2018

Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Title: The Miniaturist

Author: Jessie Burton

Pages: 424

Publication: 3rd July 2014 by Picador

1 line synopsis: Young Nella Oortman moves to Amsterdam after marrying a man twice her age and it appears her life is being spied upon by The Miniaturist

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Publishing Masters: Semester 1 Reflection

Semester 1 is over and with Semester 2 just around the corner, I feel suitably distanced from it to write about how it was without rolling myself into a ball and rocking softly.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Book Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Title: The Wife Between Us

Author: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Pages: 353

Publication: 2nd January (ebook) 8th February (hardback) by Macmillan

TW: hazing, domestic abuse

1 line synopsis: the tale of the wife, the mistress, and the husband is a well-trodden path by now, but this one is different (I promise)