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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How To Be Both by Ali Smith ★★★★

How To Be Both is a literary fiction novel told in two parts: one part following a teenage girl in modern day who has just lost her mother, and the other part following a renaissance artist of the 1400s. Being as acclaimed and popular as she is, I was incredibly excited to read my first novel … Continue reading How To Be Both by Ali Smith ★★★★

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

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ★★★★★

Little Fires Everywhere is a literary fiction novel set in the placid and perfectly organised suburban town of Shaker Heights, and it follows the wealthy Richardson family and an enigmatic, single mum and her daughter who they rent a house to. This novel explores most primarily themes of motherhood and cultural identity, and is incredibly … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ★★★★★