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112
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
3.98
really liked it
Cynical people: it's worse than you can even imagine. Privacy infringements, systematic exploitation of children and African Americans, government cor ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
7
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
3.93
it was amazing
Beautiful. Evil, but beautiful. Evil because I now have Stockholm Syndrome. Beautiful because I didn't realise it was happening, the writing was so su ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
74
The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3)
4.21
really liked it
I'm not going to spoil the story for you but there are plenty of good bits, in fact I noted down my favourite pages to do with Chloe and Derek: 125, 2 ...more
Apr 2010
Nov 01, 2009
 
96
The One and Only Ivan
4.23
it was amazing
Chicken soup for the soul. The Grinch himself would be hard-pressed not to empathise with Ivan's story. With a gorgeous cover and a heartbreaking memo ...more
Jun 26, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
91
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
3.93
really liked it
Customer: Do you have any Robin Hood stories where he doesn't steal from the rich? My husband's called Robin and I'd like to buy him a copy for his b
...more
Apr 07, 2012
Sep 16, 2011
 
110
Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis
4.13
really liked it
"Vulnerability scares us, very deeply. To feel your body being forcibly penetrated by another human being is an experience of such utter, terrifying ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Dec 19, 2012
 
130
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
4.06
it was amazing
Is America a dystopian society when it comes to its neglectful and abusive nature towards its women?

I ask this question honestly, not to shock or offe
...more
Jan 09, 2013
Aug 09, 2010
 
126
In Rude Health: The funniest and most explicit stories from the NHS
3.48
really liked it
Get ready to laugh your f*cking arse off. Actually "Sexy and I Know it" is the perfect soundtrack for this one. Brace yourself.
Cat and Mouse

An uncons
...more
Dec 25, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
 
70
Battle Royale
4.24
really liked it
We will kill each other.
We will kill each other.
We will kill each other.

If I don’t kill, I will be killed.
If I don’t kill, I will be killed.
If I don’t
...more
May 19, 2010
Dec 05, 2009
 
109
How to Save a Life
3.89
it was amazing
What I thought of when I saw the title: The Fray's How to Save A Life.

Reactive Attachment Disorder is an incredibly sad thing because it's the hallmar
...more
Jan 06, 2013
Sep 18, 2012
 
140
The History of Mary Prince A West Indian Slave
3.62
it was amazing
Oh the horrors of slavery!—How the thought of it pains my heart! But the truth ought to be told of it; and what my eyes have seen I think it is my d
...more
Jan 03, 2015
Oct 09, 2014
 
3
Genesis
3.85
it was amazing
Holy fucking shit, Batman! Holy fucking shit! *SPLAT!* My brain has exploded. I am blown away by the awesomeness of this little book.

Firstly, I owe a
...more
Nov 18, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
 
14
The Mane Attraction (Pride, #3)
4.27
it was amazing
These books should be marketed as anti-depressants. Seriously. It should be on the list of treatments:
--> Medication
--> Counselling
--> Cognit
...more
Jan 19, 2011
Sep 20, 2010
 
107
Stiff
4.05
really liked it
Never have my Western morals, pre-conceptions and beliefs been more challenged than when reading Stiff. No one wants to consider their own mortality a ...more
Dec 16, 2012
Jun 19, 2010
 
132
Everyday Sexism
4.39
it was amazing


Laura Bates brings issues of harassment, assault and abuse of both men and women to light, after being deluged with submissions to her website and Tw
...more
Jun 23, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
 
141
Bad Feminist
3.91
it was amazing
Bad Feminist is an anthology of witty and confessional essays mixing personal experience; opinions on race, politics, media, gender and sexuality; and ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Oct 16, 2014
 
66
Living Dead Girl
3.84
really liked it
To all those that are ignorant of or don't care for their own safety: READ THIS BOOK!

Surprisingly this is a teenage book, and I can see why. Descripti
...more
Dec 09, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
134
And Tango Makes Three
4.28
really liked it


I chose this for Banned Books Week but I couldn't wait any longer to read it.

Disappointingly my library copy came with a warning slapped on the cove
...more
Sep 13, 2014
Jul 20, 2013
 
11
The Library
4.31
it was amazing
The cosy, old school hand-painted illustration of a book-cluttered hall in karen's review together with the title The Library enticed me to grab this, ...more
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
 
79
Marguerite Pattens Every Day Cookbook
4.00
it was amazing
I was really sad to hear Marguerite Patten had died ten days ago at the ripe old age of 99. She was the first celebrity chef, teaching British people ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
145
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
4.10
it was amazing
As Chast's parents aged, she recognised the need to care for them, and she did, until they died. Graphic novel memoir Can't We Talk about Something Mo ...more
Feb 14, 2015
Nov 03, 2014
 
106
Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
Gotta be honest; I don't like contemporary romance, but just look at my rating. And my shelving. Says it all, doesn't it?

What an emotional rollercoast
...more
Nov 14, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
 
80
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.24
really liked it
Barring the first couple of pages I read this from start to finish in one session. It was that compelling. There were a few short pauses when I was wo ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
86
Faerytale
4.33
it was amazing
Awesome story told in verse,
excited now I am to converse.
A game of hide and seek with a little sister
turned into an adventure oh so sinister.

Red Ridin
...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
104
Female Chauvinist Pigs
3.68
really liked it
Did you know Barbie dolls were modelled after blonde German sex dolls called Bild Lilli? Disturbing to know I played with a sex doll as a child. o_O

C
...more
Oct 26, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
 
131
Sold
4.19
it was amazing
Sold is a lyrically beautiful and graphically descriptive story of an innocent 13-year-old Nepalese girl from the mountains, sold by her oppressive ga ...more
Jun 14, 2014
Aug 18, 2013
 
93
A Monster Calls
4.36
it was amazing
Oh, I need a hug.

*Blows nose*

Dark illustrations enhancing highly emotive topics expertly written and presented in a wonderfully tactile and beautiful
...more
Apr 21, 2012
Dec 13, 2011
 
8
Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1)
3.78
it was amazing
Speechless. I'm utterly, utterly speechless.

Words, words, where are the words? How can I describe this?

Amazing. Awe-inspiring. Heart-achingly beautifu
...more
Sep 27, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
 
135
Fahrenheit 451
3.97
it was amazing
My read for Banned Books Week was certainly apropos. Fahrenheit 451 shows you the results of a book banning society. A scary, ignorant and shallow wor ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Dec 14, 2011
 
122
I Have a Dream / Letter from Birmingham Jail
4.55
it was amazing
I am the product of MLK's "dream" as the daughter of a black mother and white father. Who knows, I might not be here if people like him hadn't fought ...more
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
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