Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

I first saw this book, Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs by Paul Koudounaris, in Canterbury last Christmas. We have certain traditions each Christmas but one I have enjoyed us starting is our trip to 'somewhere new'. Usually in the days that fall between Christmas and New Years, we take the… Continue reading Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Little Reads for the Spooky Season

I absolutely love this time of the year! I love the crispness of the air, slowly being able to layer up and enjoy the outside still. I think my favourite thing to do in this cooler season is to either find a cafe or go the pub for breakfast and enjoy some grub and tea,… Continue reading Little Reads for the Spooky Season

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

Other Books By Courtney Peppernell

Since the moment I got into the first instalment of the Pillow Thoughts Series, I have been completely ensnared by Peppernell's work. I have read a few of her works and still have a couple more on my to be read pile but for today I wanted to share some thoughts about the works I… Continue reading Other Books By Courtney Peppernell

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