Review: Not Lost by Sarah Maria Griffin

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria

Blurb:

“Memoir is not what this thing is. It is just a true story. Except for the parts that are enormous, staggering lies…”

At once brazen and terrified, Sarah Maria Griffin’s hilarious and beautifully written story opens a doorway into the interior life of the Celtic Tiger cubs who have left Ireland to escape the recession in search of prosperity.

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Books That Don’t Get Enough Love

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl

I am a pretty big fan of sometimes reading a book not a lot of people know about. It’s like your very own secret thing to enjoy in the world. Like when you buy a tub of ice cream and don’t tell your partner or housemates about it. Other times, I like to share my secrets with the world. I think there are quite a few books that have fallen a little under the radar and need to be celebrated more. Have you read any of these books below?

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Review: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Challenge criteria: A book about feminism.

Blurb:

In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.

For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.

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Review: The Night of the Party by Rachael English

Challenge criteria: A book with a time of day in the title.

Blurb:

January 1982: In the village of Kilmitten, the Crossan family are holding their annual party during the biggest snowstorm Ireland has seen in decades. By the end of the night, the parish priest, Father Leo Galvin, is dead.

The lives of four teenagers – Tom, Conor, Tess and Nina – who had been drinking beer and smoking in a shed at the back of the house, will never be the same. But one of them carries a secret from that night that he has never shared.

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