How The Scottish School System is Failing Readers

Last month I was admiring all the books I own (as you do) and I was surprisingly proud of my classics collection. I use the word ‘surprised’ because I hadn’t read a classic since secondary school, so my measly collection of six classic books I was rather chuffed with. In that moment, I promised myselfContinue reading “How The Scottish School System is Failing Readers”

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

“Choosing to live is an act of defiance, a form of heroism.” I would like to preface this review by saying that this is an incredibly difficult book to review and after putting all my thoughts together I still don’t know how to rate it or if I even should. This is such a sensitiveContinue reading “The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris”

TH1RT3EN by Steve Cavanagh

Eddie Flynn, a former con artist turned defense lawyer, is pushed to his limits when he takes on the case of Hollywood actor, Robert Solomon, accused of murdering his wife and bodyguard. The damning evidence points to Robert’s guilt, but Eddie believes his client’s innocence and will do anything to prove it. Joshua Kane, aContinue reading “TH1RT3EN by Steve Cavanagh”

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

What’s the point of having a voice if you’re going to be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be? The Hate U Give by Angie follows sixteen year old Starr as she struggles with the double life of being “Big Mav’s daughter who works in the store,” in her Black community while also attending aContinue reading “The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas”

Educated by Tara Westover

It’s strange how you give the people you love so much power over you. Tara Westover’s memoir Educated is above everything else, a tale of hope and courage. This memoir accounts her whole life, right back to as far as she can remember. Tara was raised in a Mormon survivalist home in rural Idaho. HerContinue reading “Educated by Tara Westover”