Five Books On My TBR – June 2021

Hello everyone, As always, my TBR barely gets any less substantial while the unread pile that stands rather precariously beside my bookshelf is beginning to teeter. With that in mind and to try and provide myself with an extra slice of motivation, I am taking a look at five of the books I aim to … Continue reading Five Books On My TBR – June 2021

Book Review – The Silence Of Bones by June Hur

Pages: 323Published: 21st April 2020Genre: Historical Fiction/CrimeTrigger warnings: Animal death/cruelty, injury detail, misogyny 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder … Continue reading Book Review – The Silence Of Bones by June Hur

Book Review – The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Pages: 364 Published: 5th October 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But pregnant and widowed just weeks after their wedding, with her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie has only her late husband’s awkward cousin for company - … Continue reading Book Review – The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Book Review and Discussion – The Lost Ones by Anita Frank

Pages: 451 Published: 31st October 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Injury detail, allusions to rape, child/baby death, grief This was my first buddy read of the year with Kriti, and this book gave us so much to talk about! After my review I shall include a few sections from our discussion (no spoilers), and in my next post … Continue reading Book Review and Discussion – The Lost Ones by Anita Frank

Book Review – These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Pages: 437 Published: 17th November 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy Trigger warnings: Descriptions of gore/injury detail This was a buddy read with my friend Alexia. There was a bit of a wait before we could start, but boy was it worth it! I loved our detailed discussions and they made what was already a fabulous reading experience into an even … Continue reading Book Review – These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Book Review – The Once And Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Pages: 513 Published: 13th October 2020 Genre: Historical Fantasy Trigger warnings: Misogyny, references to sexual exploitation, animal death In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, … Continue reading Book Review – The Once And Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Book Review – The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Pages: 450 Published: 7th January 2014 Genre: Historical Fiction (semi-biographical) Trigger warnings: Slavery, racism, sexual references, misogyny This was a buddy read with Kriti, our third of the year. We were originally planning to read a different book by Sue Monk Kidd, but we ultimately chose this one and I am really glad we did. Thank you to Kriti … Continue reading Book Review – The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Book Review – The Confessions Of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Hello everyone, Today I have a review of my latest buddy read with Pauliina @ The Bookaholic Dreamer. We share a love of historical fiction and this was our third one, and it led a lot of fun discussions as always! Pages: 372 Published: 4th April 2019 Genre: Historical Mystery Trigger warnings: Racism, sexual references, drug use 1826, and … Continue reading Book Review – The Confessions Of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Book Review – The Devil And The Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Pages: 588 Published: 1st October 2020 Genre: Historical Mystery Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, sexual references, allusions to rape, animal death It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is … Continue reading Book Review – The Devil And The Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Book Review – The Foundling by Stacey Halls

Pages: 370 Published: 4th February 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Racism, agoraphobia London, 1754. Six years after leaving her newborn, Clara, at London's Foundling Hospital, young Bess Bright returns to reclaim the illegitimate daughter she has never really known. Dreading the worst - that Clara has died in care - the last thing she expects to hear is … Continue reading Book Review – The Foundling by Stacey Halls