Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Gossip From The Forest by Sara Maitland

January 16, 2020
Gossip From the Forest by Sara Maitland

This is perhaps one of the most 'out of my comfort zone' books I've ever read. It was brilliant. I say out of my comfort zone because nature writing has never been something I choose to read. It's just not my thing. However, this one was. Gossip From the Forest I have been describing as quasi-non-fiction. It's split into chapters focusing on different woods around the UK and…

Books Non-Fiction Reviews

The Sadeian Woman by Angela Carter

January 8, 2020
The Sadeian Women by Angela Carter

A new kind of book for me. I don 't often read non-fiction. If I do they're normally textbooks or biographies. This was partially out of the need for my dissertation and partially out of curiosity. The Sadeian Woman is an academic look at the Marquis De Sade and how he and his work is still relevant today. If not necessarily in the same way as it once…

Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

February 7, 2019

I've been a follower of Matt Haig's for years. Regularly trawling through his twitter feed in awe of how he dealt and continues to deal with mental illness. He's turned what is often considered a negative into a driving force for good. Both for himself and the general population. I decided I wanted to read Reasons to Stay Alive when it came out but never got around to…