It's the same as any other hectic night on the labor and delivery ward in a Connecticut hospital. But for experienced nurse Ruth Jefferson, it's a night that she'll never forget. Used to seeing patients from all walks of life, Ruth knows that the most important thing is for mothers to deliver safely with healthy … Continue reading Book Review | Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and the theme this week is one I very much enjoyed thinking about - settings in books that I would love to visit. There's not quite ten here, but close enough! 1. Sempere & Sons Bookshop in Barcelona (The Shadow of the Wind, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit
Six bright, misfit students begin at Oxford the autumn of 1990. Whilst many of their peers are from monied backgrounds and have been brought up with a silver spoon in their mouths, the group become friends on the basis that they are different from the rest. Jolyon, the most charming and well-loved of the group, … Continue reading Book Review | Black Chalk by Christoper Yates
Since having recently moved to the US, this is my first experience of Thanksgiving! This is also only my second participation in Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly feature hosted by ThoughtsOnTomes. You can join the group on Goodreads to find out the topics for each week. Here goes... 1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara I am thankful for … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday | Books You’re Thankful For
I’ve seen Rupi Kaur’s work floating around the bookosphere for a while – I’ve been following her on Instagram for ages – and whilst I’ve read the poetry she posts on there, I’ve never actually sat down with her anthology in hand and read her work cover-to-cover. With the huge buzz surrounding her second volume, The … Continue reading Poetry Review | Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
As she's done a dozen times before, Nora takes the train out from London into the countryside town where her sister, Rachel, lives. Walking up the path to her secluded home, she opens the front door, ready to enjoy an evening of home-cooked food and good conversation. Nothing prepares her for the scene that awaits; … Continue reading Book Review | Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by ThoughtsOnTomes. You can join the group on Goodreads to find out the topics for each week. This is my first time participating, and what with Halloween almost upon us, I couldn't resist...