Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies In A silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

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We’re mostly a YA and contemporary blog, anyone that has been following us for more than a month will most likely be aware of that. However, myself and Sophie in our older years bonded massively over true crime. We both love learning about true crime, gritty stuff anything out of the ordinary. I’d never read a true crime book before, until now.

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Books by Black Authors

List HeaderWe wanted to write a post highlighting some books by Black authors that both/one of us have read, ones that we own and want to read, and ones we are currently reading. It’s so important to support Black creators not just now but always. Both Sarah and I want to do better and are taking meaningful action to do so. At the start of this list we have linked some articles and blog posts by Black people recommending books by Black authors as well as some lists of films to watch to educate yourself. We will also share in this list some resources for the Black Lives Matter movement, including links to donations and petitions, educational resources and info for protestors. We stand in complete solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and we vow to do better to help the Black community in any way we can.

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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Book Review HeaderA few years ago, I watched the film adaptation of Girl, Interrupted and ever since I’ve been wanting to give the book a go. I’ve been very much in a non-fiction mood recently and I’ve been taking advantage of this and reading a fair few non-fiction books on my shelves, including this memoir from Susanna Kaysen! Thoughts below. Continue reading “Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen”

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig (BEDM)

Book Review HeaderI bought this book when it came out, ready for an event for it that we attended about a year ago in Doncaster. We went to another, much bigger one recently at HOME in Manchester which Sarah is going to upload a post on soon. I only just read the book before the HOME event after wanting to get round to it for about a year (we all know how we are with our TBR piles…) and I was really looking forward to it because it seemed really relevant to how I had been feeling the past year or so. Read on for my full review! Continue reading “Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig (BEDM)”