All of the women I admire in their writing vary from publication to publication: Bryony Gordon at Telegraph, Caitlin Moran at Times, Laura Jane Williams at Grazia, as well as old colleagues from Cosmopolitan such as Sophie Goddard and Jennifer Savin. So when Daisy Buchanan, another favourite of mine, released her debut novel How To Be A Grown Up, it was instantly on my bedside table ready for a read. Continue Reading
The Book Reviews
The #GIRLBOSS book is one that I was always intrigued by; not just for the title alone, but because it went behind the scenes of the Nasty Gal brand which whilst I love (yet can’t afford) I didn’t actually know anything about it. Founder Sophia sheds light on how she got to where she is.
So Lindsey Kelk is hands down my favourite chick-lit writer, and the fact that I bought her new book Always The Bridesmaid months before my holiday and didn’t devour it before is down-right miracle. I can always relate to the characters and the, quite frankly, all the crap in their life as well as being insanely jealous of their far flung adventures.
It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything that I felt has really worked my brain since university, so when I was asked to be a part of the Waterstones Book Club, I felt it was time, nearly two years later, to get back into the analysing mind frame. And one day, what with wanting my own book club of women where wine and nibbles are free flowing, where better than to get into practice with respected writer Sarah Waters new novel, The Paying Guest? Continue Reading
I worry that people will one day stop taking books on holiday in favour of the kindle, giving you endless amounts of reading material for only a small thing. But you can never get that feeling of holding a book as you float on a lilo, or getting it smeared with sun tan lotion as it goes wrinkly so that the next time you read it, it reminds you of your last holiday. Continue Reading
If someone ever asks if I’m a feminist, I never hesitate to say ‘of course’. I don’t understand how you can’t be a feminist this day and age, man or woman because you’re essentially saying ‘no I don’t want women to have equal rights, equal pay and to not be raped’. And with the rise of the modern feminism; away from the bra burning and discrimination just for having a vagina, I felt it was time to read around the topic.
So this is The Feminist Review. Books that are coming to light to explain why feminism is still so bloody important nowadays and how it is coming to be redefined. And who better to start with than the iconic Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman. Continue Reading