Running Upon The Wires by @katetempest

From an award-winning poet, novelist, playwright, rapper, and recording artist Kate Tempest, an unabashedly intimate poetry collection that confirms her as one of our most important poetic truth-tellers.  My body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires. (James Joyce, Dubliners) Award-winning writer, spoken-word star, and spellbinding performer KateTempest’s…

Blindness by @SaramagoHoy

A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An ophthalmologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness but is affected before he can read the textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the afflicted into a mental asylum where the wards are terrorised by…

I Could Feel The Afterglow by @megiddings

Nº15 in the PlatypusPress 2412 chapbook series *** [I died in a haunted house) *** (PlatypusPress, 15 December 2016, ebook, 12 pages, freebie from the publisher) *** GET A COPY *** This is my first time reading the author. I really enjoyed the short stories in this little collection. They are written in the first…

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by @neilhimself

Global phenomenon and Sunday Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction, following smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things, which includes a never-before-published American Gods story, “Black Dog”. In this new volume, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy…

A Woman of War by Mandy Robotham

Germany, 1944. Taken from the camps to serve the Fuhrer himself, Anke Hoff has been assigned as midwife to one of Hitler’s inner circle. If she refuses, her family will die. Torn between her duty as a caregiver and her hatred for the regime she’s now a part of, Anke is quickly swept into a…

Why Mummy Swears by @whymummydrinks

It’s every parent’s nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to mention time off work, Mummy is exhausted….

The Hate U Give by @angiecthomas

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. “A stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.” John Green No. 1 New York Times bestseller. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school…

Like Any Good Daughter by @Geula_Yentl

Nº14 in the Platypus Press 2412 chapbook series *** [Men andwomen lay in the grass by the river, naked— lapping up the sun like thirstydogs – BY THE RIVER] *** (Platypus Press, 14 December 2016, ebook,12 pages, freebie from the publisher) *** GET A FREE COPY *** Poems included: By the River Daughter ofJephthah Hunger…

The Lido by @LibbyPageWrites

Kate is a twenty-six-year-old riddled with anxiety and panic attacks who works for a local paper in Brixton, London, covering forgettably small stories. When she’s assigned to write about the closing of the local lido (an outdoor pool and recreation centre), she meets Rosemary, an eighty-six-year-old widow who has swum at the lido daily since…

Red Clocks by @lenizumas

Five women. One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old…