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‘White Eye of the Needle’ by Chris Campbell

“He sweeps his brush, coarse as a wave, heavy as rain. This too will age.” eeek we’re so happy to be on another blog tour! thank u so much @isabellekenyonpoetry and @bychriscampbell for gifting us this wonderful book 💗💗 #gifted First off, the cover of this poetry collection is absolutely STUNNING. the blue and yellow together is just *chefs kiss*. The collection is centred around love, life and lockdown and it reminds us of how important human connection is and really ignited the need to be grateful for a world we often take for granted. The beauty of ordinary life is highlighted throughout the collection,Continue reading “‘White Eye of the Needle’ by Chris Campbell”

‘Moxie’ by Jennifer Mathieu

TW: attempted rape, sexual harassment “YOUR SILENCE WILL NOT PROTECT YOU.” ‘Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys during class. Viv’s mum was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates Moxie, a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates when other girls respond & begin to spread the message that MOXIE girls fight back!’ Moxie. Girl Power.Continue reading “‘Moxie’ by Jennifer Mathieu”

‘Regretting You’ by Colleen Hoover

‘Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike. With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident.’ Wow wow WOW. I never expected to love this as much as I loved my first Coho book ‘Confess,’ but low and behold, Regretting You has just topped the charts. I am utterly, inexplicably obsessed with thisContinue reading “‘Regretting You’ by Colleen Hoover”

‘The Colour of Hope’ by Jen Feroze

Review “The garden smells of old rain and hyacinths.Tomorrow I will paint my lips the colour of cherries.So ripe they could burst.” This book was very kindly gifted to us. And we’re so grateful, because it was the most beautiful book. Jen Feroze’s debut collection of poetry, The Colour Of Hope was produced during the first lockdown of 2020 in the UK. At a time where finding beauty and hope felt so out of reach and difficult, Jen collects three things that guarantee an individual’s recipients happiness and interweaves them in a poem, so beautifully rooted that it’s breath-taking. JenContinue reading “‘The Colour of Hope’ by Jen Feroze”

‘Luster’ by Raven Leilani

Review 3.6 but for the sake of Good Reads, we’ll give it 4 stars… Synopsis: Edie is just trying to survive. She’s messing up in her dead-end admin job in her all-white office, is sleeping with all the wrong men, and has failed at the only thing that meant anything to her, painting. No one seems to care that she doesn’t really know what she’s doing with her life beyond looking for her next hook-up. And then she meets Eric, a white, middle-aged archivist with a suburban family, including a wife who has sort-of-agreed to an open marriage and anContinue reading “‘Luster’ by Raven Leilani”