Tara, Cam and Stella are very different. And yet, in a world where women are constantly judged and held to unreasonable standards, there’s something about being a woman which creates invisible bonds. When an extraordinary event rocks Tara’s world and plunges her into online infamy, the three women’s worlds collide in ways they could never have imagined. Read More »
Meet an incredible array of women from throughout history, who defied all the rules of the time to progress and thrive in a man’s world. From soldiers to pirates, to politicians, doctors and many more. These women stopped at nothing to create their own destinies and pave the way for future generations. Read More »
On Christmas Eve 1617, a violent storm blows up suddenly around the remote Norwegian island of Vardo. As their wives, mothers and daughters watch from the shore, forty fishermen, the majority of the male population of the island, are lost to the sea. The women are left to pick up the pieces of their lives and take on additional work in order to survive. Tensions spring up amongst the women, further exacerbated by the rigid position of the church and whispers of witchcraft. Read More »
This is Britain as you’ve never seen it.
This is Britain as it has never been told.
This book tells the stories of twelve women from all over the country, of all ages and from many walks of life. All of these women have a story to tell, they are searching for something in their lives, be it love, success, family, or simply hope. Read More »
On the small Korean island of Jeju, “typical” society has been turned on its head, as the women play the most important roles. They work outside the home, providing for their families, whilst the men mostly remain at home and care for the children. In particular, Jeju is known for its high-ranking and well-respected sea women, known as haenyeo; free divers who harvest the “wet fields” of the sea. Young-sook and her best friend Mi-ja are training as “baby divers”, learning from the previous generations of sea women and preparing to join the diving collective. Working in the sea is dangerous, however, and they must always have their wits about them and look out for one another. When war and rebellion break out on the island, these bonds of female friendship and family will be tested as never before. Read More »
When Alice marries a glamourous American and journeys back home with him from England, she expects to start a new life, completely different from her previous limited, stifled and regulated existence. She imagines romance, freedom, adventure and excitement. In truth, her life does not take the direction she expected, but she does discover all of these things and many more. For Alice joins the Packhorse Library, a group of local women who ride out to the most remote homes in the area, delivering books on loan from their library. The library will change Alice’s life, as well as Alice herself. Read More »
Queenie is a 25-year-old Jamaican-British woman living in London and working for a newspaper. She struggles with knowing where she fits in with both of these distinct cultures, feeling that she doesn’t fit in with either. Following relationship issues with her boyfriend, she makes one bad decision after another and her life, along with her mental health, spirals out of control. Read More »
I don’t often read “trendy” books, I am not someone who typically reads what everyone else is reading at the moment, I prefer to pick books based on my personal preference, mood and my TBR pile. But on this occasion, and inspired by Bookstagram and Reese’s Book Club, I bought this audiobook and I am so glad I did! Read More »