Book reviews and literary recommendations

Book reviews from a book shop

Everyone needs books in their lives. Books help us to escape our reality and go on adventures. Sometimes you just need a little help knowing what to choose with book reviews and literary recommendations…

I love getting book reviews from friends. When someone thinks a book may be good for me, it means that book made them think of me! It’s a sweet gesture and thought.

I never hide my love of books. My university degree, in a way, was an expensive book club for three years. I will always stand by my belief that books play an important role in our lives.

Books are history, they are knowledge, and they are gateways.

You should never judge a book by its cover. True. But it’s hard! I am a sucker for a beautiful eye-catching sleeve, or a simple and bold title to make a statement. However, take a book with a recommendation or from a review and that adds a new element to picking up a new text.

While I was growing up, I was that kid who would sneak a book into bed with a torch and read under the covers. A childhood spent in Middle Earth and The Shire definitely shaped my path. My parents probably knew what I was doing, but I guess there are worse things a kid can do.

Throughout my life books have been my go-to, my escape, and my medicine. And for this, I want to give back. I want to share my passion and help other people discover the same joy I get from reading.

Book recommendations and literary reviews from me

As you begin to read with me, you may notice I tend to go for a theme. I love to read other work from female writers. I have to admit, since leaving university I have mostly only read books by women.

My dissertation was centred on portrayals of women in war through literature. A few years after that enormous literary review, I have found myself being drawn back to this genre.

While these are my reviews and recommendations I am giving to you, I also love receiving reviews myself. If you have read a great book recently, shoot me a message and tell me about it. Nothing would bring me more joy than to discuss books with you!

I have a few all-time favourite writers that I follow closely. These extraordinary humans influence my own writing and inspire me to continue creating. Anything from Margaret Atwood is gold. And Cleo Wade, I have no words, just read her stuff.

Recent titles for you to get reading

These are a few of my most recent reads that may be of interest to you. Check them out and let me know what you think!

April Reads Wrap Up
May Reads Wrap Up