I have previously received PR products from Penguin, who own Simon & Schuster.
CW: underage relationship, domestic abuse, homophobia, alcoholism, cancer, suicide. No CWs are discussed in this review, only mentioned.
If you’re on book twitter or bookstagram and you’ve not heard of this book, I would be surprised. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a pretty popular author right now, and I totally understand why. This book certainly did not disappoint me! I love books that do something a little bit different with the format, so The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was one that I thought I’d enjoy from the off.
Happy Saturday! As always, it’s book review today, and today I’m actually reviewing a fairly new release! Me, getting to new releases? Shocking, I know. Today, I’m talking about Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan. I was very happily surprised when reading this to find that it’s actually a sapphic book. This book features one character who identifies as a lesbian, and another who doesn’t explicitly label her sexuality in the book, but is attracted to both men and women. It’s by an Irish author, and the protagonist is also Irish, but she is working in Hong Kong, teaching English as a foreign language.
CW for animal death (not discussed in this review)
This is going to be a bit of a different review today, because I wanted to talk about the Outline series by Rachel Cusk as well as the final book in the trilogy, and the one I recently read, Kudos. I think it’s kinda hard to review a book in a series without considering it in the wider context of the series as a whole anyway, so hopefully it’ll make sense.
I have previously received PR products from Penguin, who own Vintage.
TW: incest, suicide, dementia.
This is probably the most confused I’ve ever been about a book I’m reviewing on my blog. I, do, however, feel like I have quite a lot to go into here, so please strap yourself in for this one! It’s not a book for everyone, because of the trigger warnings above. It incorporates a retelling of the Oedipus myth, hence the incest, which is definitely not a topic everyone wants to read about. It doesn’t actually take up a major part of the book though, so it is something you can almost skip over.
I was so excited when Let’s Get Classical book club voted to pick Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for their first read of 2021! I read Rebecca for the first time a few years ago, and it’s one I’ve wanted to reread for a while, but my TBR pile always makes me feel so guilty when I pick up a book to reread. Thanks to the book club, I could pick this up guilt-free!