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 Dead Ex by Jane Corry

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

‘I wish he’d just DIE.’

Vicki’s husband David once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after a brutal attack left her suffering with epilepsy, he ran away with his mistress.

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Tag Thursday: The Mid Year Freakout Tag – 2018 Edition

Yeah, it’s somehow July, half the year has passed us by, and I still have so damn much to read. But, I also like to use the midpoint of the year to take a look back at how reading has been so far. I really enjoyed doing this tag last year. So, when my good friend Cora from Tea Party Princess tagged me in this, I knew I had to take part again.

Review: How Do You Like Me Now by Holly Bourne

Challenge criteria:

(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of the review.)

Blurb:

‘Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.’ 

Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey?

There’s no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she’s inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir. And she has the perfect relationship to boot.

But Tori Bailey has been living a lie.

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Six books I did not finish

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

I may be a massive bookworm, but there are some books that even I couldn’t get through. There’s no book too long, but there can be a book too tedious.

Marking a book as DNF, or did not finish, is almost like admitting defeat. There can be so many reasons why you would abandon a book halfway through – maybe you couldn’t get into the story, or perhaps it was just too long for your concentration to hold at the time.

Whatever reason, these are some of the books I’ve closed the cover on long before the final page. If I can’t get into it after three reading attempts, our relationship comes to an end.

Image via Jared Hiebert

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