This is not fluffy poetry. It's filled with Emily's feelings; her wants, needs, regrets. There's pain, darkness, and guts galore.
I read some wonderful books last year and thought I would share my favourite reads of 2018.
Having been happily (for the most part) single for the last three years, I am evermore curious about the idea of single life and what it really means. I felt like a parody, picking up Kate Bolick's Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own from the library and tucking it into my over-stuffed backpack.
I spend about 80% of my waking hours thinking about food. The other 20% of my time is actually spent eating the stuff. It was time I started reading about it, too, and Ruby Tandoh's much acclaimed 'Eat Up' seemed like the logical book to take home next.
Are Young Adult novels for grownups too? Jandy Nelson's book is sweet, creative and addresses some important issues for young and slightly-less-young alike.
Ice Cream for Breakfast should be read when most needed, and in delicious, bite-sized chunks – just as you would with your favourite tub of Ben and Jerry's.
The fifth in my Honest Haiku series, published for World Book Day 2018
Does Naomi Alderman's award-winning novel, The Power, live up to its name?
This is a book full to the brim with feelings and thoughts. It made me think, tear up, cry, laugh, and wish for more.
Once you get past the frustrating rudeness and complexity of Eleanor Oliphant, you will learn to love her along with this book - which, incidentally, is more than 'completely fine' itself.