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.
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.
Review time again! Today, I’m reviewing The White Book by Han Kang. After last week’s review, I was thinking ‘oh, this will be a much easier review to write!’. Reader, I was wrong. I’m not sure how to categorise this book, let alone review it! According to GoodReads, the most popular shelf titles for this book are “poetry” and “fiction”. The format is definitely prose poetry, but I’m not sure how much of the events detailed are fictional, and how many are taken from the author’s life. The way it’s presented feels more autobiographical and observational than fictional, but without having seen either approach confirmed by Han Kang, I wouldn’t want to say either way.
Disclaimer: I have previously received PR products (free review copies) from Penguin.
A slightly different review today, because today I’m reviewing a non-fiction book, rather than a novel. Now, sometimes I find non-fiction reviews really hard to write, and sometimes I find them easy. So, please bear with me a bit and see how this one goes! This was a book my boyfriend bought me for my birthday in September, because we enjoy going to art galleries together (not that we’ve had chance to do that this year), so I wanted to learn a bit more about art history.