The Mad Women’s Ball, Victoria Mas

A historical novel centred around the institutionalised women of Paris, The Mad Women's Ball revolves around The Salpetriere Asylum in 1885 and the women there. Dr Charcot is known throughout Paris for his work and demonstrations of hypnotism on the women of the asylum, but these women are usually those that have gone against the… Continue reading The Mad Women’s Ball, Victoria Mas

Books I’ve Bought Lately

I've been away a lot recently -well twice, but for me that's a lot! We had a wedding and went camping in the Peak District at the end of May-beginning of June, and then we went away to the Brecon Beacons with some friends in July. Of course, it doesn't matter where we go I… Continue reading Books I’ve Bought Lately

The Beautiful Ones, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

5 Stars!!! The Beautiful Ones are those high, desirable socialites with illustrious names and many trying to join their level of prominence in society. For most women, this is through marriage and with the Grand Season upon everyone in the city of Loisail, everyone is trying to make a desirable match; including Nina. Under the… Continue reading The Beautiful Ones, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Brecon Books & Boat Rides

During our visit to the Brecon Beacons, we decided to hire a boat at Brecon and whilst there I couldn't resist a visit to my favourite bookshop. A necessity when visiting Brecon, Brecon Books has the best selection you could possibly find. I personally always head for the history and poetry sections, although this time… Continue reading Brecon Books & Boat Rides

Love That Journey For Me: The Queer Revolution of Schitts Creek, Emily Garside

5/5 Stars! Whenever we're away, I always find myself hunting for great bookstores. Even the local branches of Waterstones often exhibit different emphasis on certain genres, so little local and indie stores are no different. It was after our adventure down the Monsal Trail in the Peak District that I decided to take a gander… Continue reading Love That Journey For Me: The Queer Revolution of Schitts Creek, Emily Garside

You Are Your Own Fairytale, Amanda Lovelace

You Are Your Own Fairytale is Amanda Lovelace's second trio of books. I really enjoyed reading her first trio, Women are some kind of magic and quickly fell head over heels for this next trio of books. With strong themes and imagery to fairytales, I took so much comfort in these books. Lovelace seems to… Continue reading You Are Your Own Fairytale, Amanda Lovelace

Pillow Thoughts, Courtney Peppernell

The Pillow Thoughts series by Courtney Peppernell is a collection of books that I had always been wanting to delve into but just never got round to, that is until 2020. As I've already mentioned numerous times here, I got into reading poetry in a big way at the beginning of the pandemic. It was… Continue reading Pillow Thoughts, Courtney Peppernell

Flower Crowns & Fearsome Things, Amanda Lovelace

A standalone poetry collection, Flower Crowns and Fearsome Things 'explores the complexity of femininity through alternating wildflower and wildfire poems'. As always their eloquent words touch on sensitive topics such as sexual assault, misogyny, cheating, trauma, child abuse, body image, eating disorders as well as others. This addition to my Lovelace library is very much… Continue reading Flower Crowns & Fearsome Things, Amanda Lovelace

Best Wishes, Warmest Regards

Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt's Creek, by Daniel Levy It was towards the end of 2020 that I watched Schitt's Creek and got into it in a BIG way. I binged it like it was my form of oxygen and fell in love with everything about it. Fast forward to the latter… Continue reading Best Wishes, Warmest Regards

Books that I’m excited to read this year

Last year was great for my reading list, which I posted here. I think reading as much as I did last year helped my mental health and the clarity of my mind, especially some of the cognitive symptoms I suffer from with my chronic condition. I should say I'm not advocating for all chronic sufferers… Continue reading Books that I’m excited to read this year