1 Minute Reviews · Fiction · YA

Aurabel by Laura Dockrill | 1 Minute Reviews

Hold up! This is the sequel to Lorali and there are spoilers abound! Go read that review, buy the book, read it. If you’ve done that already, then sure continue below. It seems pretty appropriate that I would read the second book in this series at a time when there was flooding. Yes, once again… Continue reading Aurabel by Laura Dockrill | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · books · Memoir · Non Fiction

Trans by Juliet Jacques | 1 Minute Reviews

If you’re looking for a great primer on what life is like as a trans woman, you can’t do wrong by choosing Trans by Juliet Jacques. However, as you’ll see, the book is more than its title’s subject matter. Trans is the culmination of Jacques’ series written for the Guardian, about her transition from living… Continue reading Trans by Juliet Jacques | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · books · Crime · Fiction · Thrillers

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell | 1 Minute Reviews

Help, I’ve still not recovered from reading this dark little book. Ellie Mack disappears one day after going to the library, never to be found. Ten years later, her mother Laurel is struggling to find closure on Ellie’s disappearance, even though the police chalk it up to her being a runaway. A chance meeting with… Continue reading Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · books · YA

Girl Out of Water by Nat Luurtsema | 1 Minute Reviews

I have this idea that certain books demand to be read in particular places, seasons, towns. I had this notion that I’d be able to read Girl Out of Water at the side of the pool somewhere. Instead I had to settle for the bath. Girl Out of Water is Nat Luurtsema’s debut YA novel,… Continue reading Girl Out of Water by Nat Luurtsema | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Memoir · Non Fiction

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot | 1 Minute Reviews

I am truly overwhelmed by The Outrun. I read it in hardback last year, and I still think of it. I pick the stunning book off my shelf and flick through, submerging myself in Liptrot’s prose and observations. Part rediscovery-of-self memoir, part salute to nature and her Orcadian upbringing, completely engrossing. The Outrun follows Amy… Continue reading The Outrun by Amy Liptrot | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Autism · Essay Collections · Poetry

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida | 1 Minute Reviews

Back when I was still wandering the waters of am I autistic, I read Naoki Higashida’s first book The Reason I Jump. I was on a train from the bookshop in the Chilterns back to my regular bookshop to meet my colleagues for work drinks, and I whizzed through it. I arrived flapping and buzzing with information,… Continue reading Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida | 1 Minute Reviews