Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither by Sara Baume
About an old man and his dog, this book broke my heart a little. It speaks heavily about loneliness, isolation, and touches on emotional abuse, too. The book is written in first person as if the reader was the dog in the story and it is done beautifully!
The Shore by Sara Taylor
A Book For Her by Bridget Christie
This book is funny with a number of pigment moments but for me it missed the mark - mostly because my expectations of if were mismatched to the reading experience. This book is an incredibly interesting insight into the writing process of a feminist comedy show and highlights a number of important social issues along the way however I expected it to be much more of an exploration of feminism than it was. That said I laughed a hell of a lot and had a very enjoyable reading experience.
Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill
With trigger warnings for all manner of eating disorders and body image issues this is an exceptionally powerful book and I raced through it in a matter of days. Set in a dystopian future, this book reflects an awful mutation of what society could become.
Animal by Sara Pascoe
OVING it. Scientific and hilarious this book is simply wonderful.
With the exception of the first book, all of the books I've read have been centered around the female experience, which I have been really enjoying. Three of the books have also been written by a Sara, which is a bit of an unexpected theme!
I've been planning a whole host of new projects which will hopefully come to light over the next month - I can't wait to share them with you!