Everywoman, Jess Phillips

I bought this book at Hay Festival after listening to a podcast interview with Jess Phillips by Emma Gannon.  Jess Phillips is an English MP in the Birmingham Yardley area for the Labour Party.  Before becoming an MP, Jess worked for charities and organisations offering support for victims of domestic and sexual violence.  Her book,… Continue reading Everywoman, Jess Phillips


Never Say Die, Anthony Horowitz

It had been years since I had read the Alex Rider series.  I remember it changing the way I looked at stories before I was a teenager, and helping my reading taste mature very quickly.  It was a whole series of exciting action-packed books that were not afraid of shocking their young readers. The Alex Rider series focuses… Continue reading Never Say Die, Anthony Horowitz


A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Adam Rutherford

At the start of 2017, one of my reading resolutions was to read more diverse books.  That involved more non-fiction books about topics I had not read about before.  A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived is a book about human genetics and what genealogy can tell us about who we were historically and… Continue reading A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Adam Rutherford