Here’s a little taster of some of the exciting looking books coming out in the UK over the next three months!
A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin ★★★★★
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Published: 12th May
I received a copy of this for review from the publisher HarperCollins UK (via NetGalley). All opinions are my own.Continue reading “Book Review | A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting”
Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith ★★★★☆
[Trigger Warnings: Body Horror, Drug Abuse, Sexual Assault, Eating Disorder]
Plan for the Worst by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St Mary’s #11) ★★★★☆
[Trigger Warnings: Domestic Abuse, Animal Cruelty]
Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes ★★★★☆
[Trigger Warnings: Rape, Suicide, Child Death]
The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake (The Atlas #1) ★★★★☆
[Trigger Warning: Suicide]
The Disasters by MK England ★★★☆☆
[Trigger Warnings: Panic attacks, Transphobia, Car accident, Ableism]
How Should One Read a Book? by Virginia Woolf ★★★★☆
The Shadow in the Glass by JJA Harwood ★★★☆☆
[Trigger Warnings: Alcoholism, Sexual Assault, Miscarriage, Animal Death, Drug Abuse]
Thrown by Sara Cox ★★★☆☆
[Trigger Warnings: Domestic Abuse, Miscarriage]
Ashes by Ilsa J Bick (Ashes Trilogy #1) ★★★★☆
[Trigger Warnings: Animal Death, Body Horror, Cannibalism]
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot #19) ★★★☆☆
[Trigger Warnings: Emotional Abuse, Racism]
On Wednesday, this year’s winner will be announced at a party. The winner has been chosed by a panel of judges made up of Pandora Sykes, Anita Sethi, Dorothy Koomson, Lorraine Candy and chair Mary Ann Sieghart.
But if it was down to me, which book would I give the prize to?
Having tried out the full shortlist, here’s my order from 6th to 1st.Continue reading “Women’s Prize For Fiction”
- A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin – I have received an early copy of this from Netgalley for review. It sounds like such a fun historical fiction!
- The Shadow in the Glass by JJA Harwood – A gothic twist on the Cinderella story, this was the April pick for Hannah @ LadetteM‘s Discord Book Club
- Concerning My Daughter by Kim Hye-jin (translated by Jamie Chang) – This was the Aprils Books That Matter pick, for the theme “Reading K-Drama”
- How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie – I saw this everywhere when it came out in Hardback, and so when I saw Waterstones where bringing out a special edition paperback, I just had to pre-order.
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next #1) – When Bert (Bert’s Books) recommended this to me on Twitter, I had to order myself a copy immediately! It sounds like a lot of fun.
- In Every Mirror She’s Black by Lola Akinmade Åkerström – I managed to order one of Bert’s Surprise Hardbacks in the latest drop. This sounds fantastic!
- How Should One Read a Book? and Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf – Kew Gardens (a short story) is one of the latest publications from the wonderful Renard Press. I received a copy in my subscription, along with a copy of the previously published How Should One Read a Book? which was a speech delivered at a school.
(Plus a few I missed off my March Wrap Up!)
The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett (Her Majesty the Queen Investigates #1) ★★★☆☆
A cosy crime mystery, where the Queen investigates a death at Buckingham Palace. This was a really fun read. As you’d expect, it’s very British! An enjoyable, cosy read.
[Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Drug Abuse]
Bluebird by Ciel Pierlot ★★★★☆
What a wild ride of a book! If you like a fast paced sci-fi, this would definitely be one for you! Featuring a gunslinging rebel, her librarian girlfriend and a mysterious bounty hunter.
[Trigger Warnings: Drug Use]
Metronome by Tom Watson ★★★☆☆
**I read an early copy via The Pigeon Hole**
A quiet dystopian, set in some unspecified future year. Aina and Whitney have been in exile on a remote island for twelve years for a crime they committed, tethered there by pills they must take every eight hours to survive.
[Trigger Warnings: Emotional Abuse, Abortion]
Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo ★★★★★
Part memoir, part manifesto. Written with Bernardine Evaristo’s usual skill, I highly recommend the audiobook which she narrates herself.
All the World’s a Page Readathon: 5* prediction + A woman you adore + A Black author
Magical Readathon: 5* prediction
[Trigger Warnings: Racism, Domestic Abuse]
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett ★★★★☆
A children’s classic about a girl who loses everything when her father dies and it made to work at the school. While the plot itself is very predictable, it’s a enjoyable (if a bit twee) read.
All the World’s a Page: A book you think will have a happy ending
[Trigger Warnings: Child abuse, Confinement]
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin ★★★★★
A 17- and 83- year old meet in a hospital while terminally ill. They grow close, and tell their stories. This book broke me, and I would highly recommend!
Read for my local book club
All the World’s a Page: A hyped book + Featuring female friendship
Magical Readathon: Title contains the letter D
[Trigger Warnings: Terminal Illness, Dementia]