Review: The Inland Sea by Madeleine Watts

Cover photo for The Inland Sea by Madeleine Watts. Cover is a mix of colours of blue, pink, and purple.

Title: The Inland Sea
Author: Madeleine Watts
Genre: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Publication date: March 5, 2020
Format / source: Ebook / ARC from publisher
Purchase: Pushkin Press
Content warnings: sexual assault, murder, familial abuse, bleeding, abortion, excessive drinking, fire
Rating: ★★★★☆

Thanks to Pushkin Press for a review copy! I think I’m still working through how I feel about this book but I learned a lot about Australia and it’s a strong comment on climate change and the treatment of women at the same time.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books Someone Recommended to Me

Technically the prompt this week is “Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me”. However, since I like to make my own rules 😛 I’m gonna continue using these prompts to inspire me to read my TBR!

So today’s top ten list is made up of books that others have recommended that I have yet to read but are high on my TBR.

For those new to Top Ten Tuesday, it was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and currently hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there’s a different prompt for you to make your own bookish top ten list!


My Recommended Reads

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Review: Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis

Book cover for Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis. Cover is orange with two black illustrations of dogs.

Title: Fifteen Dogs
Author: André Alexis
Genre: Literary Fiction | Apologue
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
Format / source: Paperback / book sale
Purchase: Coach House Books
Content warnings: death, grief, animal abuse, sexual abuse, violence
Rating: ★★★★☆

A beautiful book about human life, as told through dogs and gods. Not a light read but a powerfully-told story that’ll stay with you far beyond reading it.

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