When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy ★★★★½

When I Hit You is a literary fiction novel exploring the domestic abuse within a modern Indian marriage. Shortlisted for this year's Women's Prize for Fiction, I was incredibly excited to read this novel, especially considering the abundance of praise it was receiving every time I heard it mentioned; I was not disappointed. This novel is at … Continue reading When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy ★★★★½

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Whistle In The Dark by Emma Healey ★★★

Whistle in The Dark tells the story of fifteen year old Lana who goes missing for four days whilst on a mother-daughter holiday in the country - however she claims that she knows nothing about where she has been. Rather than being a heavily plot driven thriller style novel, this novel explores themes of familial … Continue reading Whistle In The Dark by Emma Healey ★★★

A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride ★★★★½

A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing is a literary fiction novel, following a young teenage protagonist who is born in the 1980s and is brought up alongside her brother who was born with a brain tumour. This novel follows the childhood and adolescence of our protagonist as she faces many difficulties throughout her life, and ultimately … Continue reading A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride ★★★★½