Book Reviews

6 August 2020

Too Much and Never Enough review: Donald Trump eviscerated in Mary Trump's scathing family history

For the blindly loyal followers of the 45th President of the United States, Mary Trump's new book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man will likely ...
7 April 2020

Review: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

Denmark has a reputation for being one of the happiest countries in the world. So what’s their secret?  We all want to know, which is why this book has been ...

2 April 2020

Review: Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

If you want to declutter and organize in order to make more room for happiness, especially in light of current events, this clear and concise book will tell you how ...

27 January 2020

Review: Heady Mix subscription book box

I'm a huge fan of book subscription services. I'm often perusing bookshops to try and find another novel or five to add to my collection, but having the thrill of ...
23 January 2020

Review: Wranglestone by Darren Charlton

Peter isn't cut out for the world he was born into. This post-apocalyptic version of America is all he's ever known, and with an overprotective father who doesn't feel he's ready ...
15 January 2020

Review: A Life Less Throwaway by Tara Button

Tara Button kept on cropping up during my searches for minimalism but I always dismissed it as it had the word ‘buy’ in the title, which was the very thing ...

13 January 2020

Review: Minimal: How to simplify your life and live sustainably by Madeleine Olivia

As the name suggests, Minimal: How to simplify your life and live sustainably covers everything from decluttering to composting in an effort to live more thoughtfully. A one stop shop ...

7 January 2020

Exploring the Middle Ages with Toni Mount's A Year in the Life of Medieval England [REVIEW]

I can't say I've ever been a major history buff, but there was something about A Year in the Life of Medieval England that attracted me to read it. When ...
16 December 2019

Female First reviews... the Readly App

-  I've never been a die-hard magazine person for several reasons: Subscriptions cost money and I can never decide which publication to commit to, I'm only interested in about 40% ...

26 November 2019

The Astrological Grimoire presents a fun introduction into the world of astrology [REVIEW]

When you're a witch, astrology is one of those things that you can't get away from. Moon phases are important for our spellwork and our signs dictate how we connect with ...
25 November 2019

Review: Man vs. Toddler by Matt Coyne

Man vs. Toddler is the highly anticipated sequel to Dummy or Man vs. Baby- and if you haven’t read Dummy yet- I strongly urge you to abandon this review and ...

18 October 2019

Louis Theroux - Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television [REVIEW]

Louis Theroux is a man after my own heart. As one of the reasons I decided I wanted to be a journalist, he is for me, and many others, one of ...

20 August 2019

Review: Lightly: How to live a simple, serene and stress-free life by Francine Jay

I must admit, I can’t get enough of all the books on the market right now that encourage you to ‘live more with less’. While Lightly touches upon the importance ...

1 August 2019

Found review: Erin Kinsley's debut novel is a real masterpiece

I've always been a fan of a crime thriller. There's no genre of book that gets you turning the pages quicker, and staying up later, than one that's in the vein ...
18 June 2019

My Chronicle Book Box is the perfect subscription service for fans of great fiction

There's something incredibly exciting about mystery subscription services. Having something fresh and unique delivered to your door throughout the year makes it feel like Christmas straight through from January until December. ...
23 February 2019

On The Come Up review: Angie Thomas delivers a stellar second book after The Hate U Give's success

Angie Thomas had a huge job ahead of her following the success of her debut novel, The Hate U Give. The critically-acclaimed work was transformed into a major motion picture, and ...
10 December 2018

Bookabees is a brilliant subscription service that keeps your children reading great literature

As adults, we're often given the opportunity to discuss our favourite books, fiction or otherwise, with friends and new faces. This leads to us discovering all-new authors and adventures to go ...
1 November 2018

Roar by Cecelia Ahern is a powerful exploration of womanhood that everyone can relate to

The struggles within womanhood extend far deeper than pay gaps, sexual harassment and the feminine beauty ideal. There are things we have to deal with on a daily basis that ...

12 October 2018

Rare Birds Book Club is the ultimate subscription service for the biggest book fans!

There is plenty of fantastic fiction out there from female authors, but sometimes it's a little hard for them to find recognition. That's why when we heard about Rare Birds ...
8 October 2018

Denise Welch delivers a thrilling journey in her second novel, The Mother's Bond

Following the release of her debut novel, If They Could See Me Now back in 2017, showbiz personality Denise Welch returns with her second fictional outing, The Mother's Bond. This past weekend, ...
20 September 2017

Review: Bounty Of A Stolen Empire by Martin Cohen

Bounty of a Stolen Empire is a witty fictionalised account of the life story of Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington – all but for forgotten today, but one of the ...

29 June 2017

Review: The Postcard by Fern Britton

I have to confess, this is the first book written by Fern Britton I've read- as it's not normally my go-to genre- but I can say for sure that it ...
15 June 2017

Review: The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying By Marie Kondo

Ok, so I know I am late to the party here- but I have just discovered this book and had to share my thoughts with you. The promise that tidying ...

12 June 2017

Review: The Joy Of Less By Francine Jay

If you had told me when I was in my early twenties that I would be reading books on tidying in my future, I would have laughed in your face. ...