Review: Notes to Self by Emilie Pine

As an Associate Professor in Modern Drama at the University College Dublin, Emilie Pine is an established academic, but Notes to Self is her debut collection of personal essays. And what a debut. In a beautiful collection that reads more like a memoir, Pine translates messy, raw and emotional experiences into thought provoking and meaningful prose.

Review: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Published in March 2019, Daisy Jones and the Six was all over social media for a hot minute. This is partly thanks to Reese Witherspoon snapping up the TV rights faster than you can say "it's all happening," but also - who doesn't enjoy a frolic in the 70s heyday of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll, while safely snuggled up on the sofa sipping tea! I had to give the book a read myself to see if it really was worth the hype. 

Review: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Winner of the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction, it is not hard to see why Kamila Shamsie's seventh novel, Home Fire, touched so many readers. This is a beautiful, heart-breaking and thought-provoking deep dive into the social injustices faced by Muslims in Britain, and how the values of society, family and faith can clash in catastrophic ways.