Bookish Rambles | Mini Reviews on Suffragette Books, Romance and YA Novels

I’m sitting here wondering what books to review… I’ve read so many this year!

Hello, welcome back to my blog!

Today I’m going to pick a book I’ve read this past fortnight and review it! In two weeks I’ve read this many books:

Shell – Paula Rawsthorne

This books was so much better than expected! From the blurb I was expecting it to be sci- fi, but it was sort of believable. Set last year, it was based on a girl whose brain was transplanted into another body. Later in the book you understood how the body was donated, or stolen. The main protagonist: Lucy, was trying to discover who she was and whose body she was living in. Lucy had to go under Fake ID and she found it hard that her family thought she was dead. I don’t want to spoil it for you because the suspense is the most enjoyable part! Surprisingly, it was in the Younger Teen section and I enjoyed more than most ‘older teen’ books I’ve read this year.

A Very Large Expanse Of Sea – Tahereh Mafi

After studying ‘Out Of The Blue’ (a poem based on 9/11) I though this book would be a great read. Though it doesn’t focus much on the events of September 11th, it did show the discrimination a Muslim girl had to face. It was written in the perspective of Shirin who wore a Hijjab and kept getting told to ‘take it off to make less trouble for yourself’. It was a romance (which is a genre I can’t get away from 😂) but nonetheless, still a good one!

The Upside Of Unrequited

This book didn’t interest me at all, though I still decided to finish it. It focused on a girl who couldn’t find a boyfriend and felt pressured by her twin sisterwho ‘had it all’. By the end of the book she found someone. Hip hip horray. The plot wasn’t interesting and just generally boring and stereotypical…

I don’t like moaning at books because they are my favourite thing in the world, though we do find bad ones sometimes…

Things A Bright Girl Can Do

This one might just be my favourite this year! It had a good balance of romance and action, with the narrator switching between three girls lives. All of whom were suffragettes or suffragists (the difference is suffragists aren’t violent when they protest, they wrote letters to authorities rather than jumping in front of horses!)

If any of you like a historical novel, this is for you. It was actually based on real events which I didn’t know until the end!


And here I end the post! I hope you enjoyed my mini reviews of books, I certainly enjoy doing it. Have you read any of the books I have mentioned? Do you think will check any out?

Have a great day,

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