How Reading Helped my Anxiety

How Reading Helped my Anxiety

“I am at my calmest when I am sprawled across the sofa or tucked up in bed, a cup of tea (milk, no sugar please) on the table beside me and my head buried deep into my latest book of choice.”

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Book Review: Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

Book Review: Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

Our final book review of the week looks at a book interested in identity, cross-dressing, gender roles and of course sexuality. It looks at Victorian society from a lesbian perspective, and is a coming-of-age story that will make you blush and put you on the edge of your seat (as well as reaching for the tissues with its heartbreaking scenes).

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Book Review: Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Book Review: Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Our second book review of the week is about Dolan’s new book, Exciting Times. It tells the story of a woman in Hong Kong on her journey to realising her sexuality, whilst trying to negotiate difficult relationships that exist in her life. It is a story of communication and miscommunication, and uncertainty lies at its foundation.

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Book Review: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Book Review: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Our second book review is of An American Marriage, the winner of the Women’s Prize Fiction 2019. Tayari Jones showed how the world is currently stacked against people like Roy, she showed how this can utterly ruin lives. This book is a good way to open up a well-needed debate about racial politics.

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Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other

Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other

This week we are reviewing three books by Black female authors. Our first, Girl, Woman, Other, not only ticks the boxes in terms of diversity, but also makes you feel as if you’ve really met the characters.

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