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Tag: read harder 2018

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Quickie Reviews

It’s that time again to round up all the books I’ve read but not reviewed. These are a mix of readathon reads and books I picked up for challenges and didn’t feel compelled to write full reviews for. Links go to Goodreads for more information….

5 Star, Non-Fiction

Inferior

In Inferior, Angela Saini looks at the bias at work in science, specifically when it comes to studies in sex difference. From Darwin’s frankly appalling (but of his time) attitude to women to modern day studies, Saini looks at their evidence and takes apart theories…

Non-Fiction

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway

When I heard that The Bumblebee Flies Anyway was about reclaiming a decked over garden for the wildlife, I thought this is my kind of gardening book. When we moved into our house, the small garden (front and back) had been covered in concrete paving…

Graphic Novel

Quickie Reviews

With all this nice weather, it’s been hard to sit indoors and write reviews. So here are some brief thoughts on things I read a while ago now. The Best We Could Do is a graphic memoir by Thi Bui. When she becomes a mother…

Fantasy

SLAY

A demon-slaying boy band? How fun! Kim Curran’s new book follows Milly who has been transplanted to America by her opera singing mum. She isn’t allowed to listen to popular music but she still knows who SLAY are, how could she miss their adoring fans…

Non-Fiction

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

My suspicions that true crime really isn’t my thing has been confirmed by reading I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. It’s incredibly upsetting reading this knowing these horrific acts happened to real people and I couldn’t help thinks how dying whilst in fear for the…

Fantasy

Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands is a Arabian inspired fantasy with a western genre elements, especially at the start. Amani is a sharp-shooter and dresses as a boy in order to enter a shooting competition in the local saloon. There’s horse wrangling and train fights and…

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A Wrinkle in Time

From what I can gather, A Wrinkle in Time is a much beloved children’s classic in America. I personally hadn’t even heard of it before I started reading Book Riot posts. With a few challenge prompts requiring me to read a children’s classic, it was…