Books

 Holly Allton

Holly Allton’s reading challenge

Holly Allton’s reading challenge

Every year I set myself a reading challenge. I always set it at the achievable amount of 12 books a year, which is only one book per month. I use the app Goodreads to keep track of my books, as it also allows you to rate books, add and read reviews, make lists of books […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Book Review: Alistair Campbell – Living Better

Book Review: Alistair Campbell – Living Better

Our wellbeing and emotional happiness should take precedent over work and superficial titbits of life. It’s easy to say such a thing, but near impossible to act on. Former spin doctor Alastair Campbell reveals his battle with depression, and how he’s living better in his latest book of the same name. At a time where […]

 Holly Allton

Book Review: ‘Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed’ by Chris and Rosie Ramsey

Book Review: ‘Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed’ by Chris and Rosie Ramsey

Chris and Rosie Ramsey host the most successful podcast in the UK right now, Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed.  The key to their success? Being real, honest, and relatable. Oh and of course, downright hilarious. And when I say hilarious, I mean literal tears streaming down face, belly laughing, while sitting on the bus and all the […]

 Holly Allton

Book Review: Naturally Tan by Tan France

Book Review: Naturally Tan by Tan France

I first discovered Tan France when watching Next in Fashion on Netflix earlier this year. I decided to go and binge-watch Queer Eye after that, which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I thought it was only right that my next step was to read Tan’s memoir ‘Naturally Tan’ which was published in 2019. Firstly, learning of […]

 Northern Lights

Book Review – The Fault In Our Stars

Book Review – The Fault In Our Stars

Back in the year 2012, John Green kindly blessed our eyes with the emotional roller coaster of a love novel – ‘The fault in our stars’. I remember being 12 years old when I first opened my heart to this masterpiece, in my eyes anyway. I loved the way it made me feel when I […]

 Northern Lights

Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

Work experience student Jessica Graham reviews The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel. This year marks 34 years since the release of Margret Atwood’s dystopian fiction novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, yet it is more relevant than ever. It touches on issues of patriarchy, female oppression and the use of the female body as an object of […]

 Lucy Hope

Review: P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Review: P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

BLURB Holly couldn’t live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other’s sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But, with the help of a series of […]

 Lucy Hope

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng [review]

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng [review]

BLURB Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of […]

 Lucy Hope

BOOK REVIEW: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

BOOK REVIEW: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

BLURB No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka and phone chats with Mummy. […]

 Lucy Hope

BOOK REVIEW: Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang

BOOK REVIEW: Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang

*DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me for free by Open Book Publishers in exchange for an honest review.* BLURB World War Two. Japanese occupied China. The tale of two cousins, their courage and their determination to help a wounded American pilot. In the summer of 1942, Danny Hardy bails out of his fighter plane […]

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