“The Cost of Living” is the second of Deborah Levy’s working autobiographical publications. I enjoyed it for the most part, but found some of the essays to be unrelatable for me personally. I'll probably go back and read the first in the series at some point as this was an enjoyable 3 star read for me.
This little book contains some highly influential and powerful speeches given by climate change activist Greta Thunberg over the past year. I'm knocking off a star because if you consider this book as a whole, it's quite repetitive, but still a recommended read. 4 stars!
"Conversations with Friends" was a wonderful story to listen to. I really enjoyed Aoife McMahon's narration and Sally Rooney's writing style has me hooked too. This is a witty character study which I devoured in a matter of days - 5 stars!
"An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell" is an enjoyable quick read, but it's not something that's going to stay with me forever. It sits somewhere in the middle of my varying opinions of Deborah Levy's work so far - 3 stars.
It's my stop on the blog tour for 'The Butchers' by Ruth Gilligan! This is an interesting story set in Ireland in 1996. Full of folklore and tradition, this is a compelling coming-of-age story reflecting the changing views and beliefs at this time.
"The Book of Koli" is great and if the rest of the trilogy is anything like this, we're in for a treat! I engaged with the characters and felt fully immersed in this descriptive world. This was a strong 4 stars for me!
Despite it's intriguing name, "An Advertisement for Toothpaste" really isn't a book I can recommend. I didn't understand a lot of it and felt confused until the final story. I'm sure this will be enjoyed by many, but sadly it's not for me - 1 star.
"My Sister, the Serial Killer" is a quick, entertaining read which I'm glad I've finally got round to reading. I enjoyed the relationship between the two sisters and the writing style too. It's a strong 4 stars from me!
"Some Kind of Wonderful" is a lovely, comforting read about one woman's journey of self-discovery. I enjoyed this story and will keep an eye out for more books by this author - 4 stars!