#4 (2020): Resin by Ane Riel

Resin by Ane Riel was definitely my favourite January read. It drew me in quietly and by the end I was simultaneously anxious to know the conclusion and sad that it would all be over. Liv died when she was just six years old.  Her father knew he was the only one who could keepContinue reading “#4 (2020): Resin by Ane Riel”

#3 (2020): The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

My third read of the year was a book I’d been wanting to read for ages: The Mars Room. Crime novels aren’t something I typically gravitate towards, but this seemed more like a post-crime narrative that posed deeper questions about a woman’s place in society, and her right to feel safe and free from harassment.Continue reading “#3 (2020): The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner”

#2 (2020): Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach

My second read of the year, Confession with Blue Horses, took me Berlin and filled me with the desire to book flights and explore the city. (Fortunately or unfortunately, funds did not permit me to fulfil the impulse!) Tobi and Ella’s childhood in East Berlin is shrouded in mystery. Now adults living in London, theirContinue reading “#2 (2020): Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach”

#1 (2020): Shrill by Lindy West

My first read of the year was Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried, unsuccessfully, to hide her big body and even bigger opinions; to her public war with stand-up comedians over rape jokes; to her struggle to convince herself, and then the world,Continue reading “#1 (2020): Shrill by Lindy West”