contemporary · discussion · young adult

A response | Zoe Sugg: The Vlogger blamed for teenagers reading more…

... is what the headline for the new article  from The Guardian should say. Like anyone with a social media account, I am very much aware who Zoella is but I have never been a "fan" or watcher of her videos. When her debut Girl Online was announced, I was impressed that she was one… Continue reading A response | Zoe Sugg: The Vlogger blamed for teenagers reading more…

Non-Fiction · review

The Good Immigrant – (Edited by) Nikesh Shukla

“There is no one way to be black. Our worst performance is entertaining the idea that there is.” Blurb: “How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How… Continue reading The Good Immigrant – (Edited by) Nikesh Shukla

adult fiction · contemporary · review

Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult

“It just goes to show you: every baby is born beautiful. It’s what we project on them that makes them ugly.”   Blurb: “When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his… Continue reading Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult

contemporary · Non-Fiction · review

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

  Blurb: “A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people’s faults. We are ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social… Continue reading So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

fantasy · review · young adult

Traitor To The Throne – Alwyn Hamilton

“This was what the desert did to us. It made us dreamers with weapons.”   Blurb: “Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al'Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she's fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from… Continue reading Traitor To The Throne – Alwyn Hamilton