What’s a girl gotta do by Holly Bourne


1. Call out anything that is unfair on one gender

2. Don’t call out the same thing twice (so you can sleep and breathe)

3. Always try to keep it funny

4. Don’t let anything slide. Even when you start to break…

Lottie’s determined to change the world with her #Vagilante vlog. Shame the trolls have other ideas…”

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


So if you have read my blog recently, you will know how much love I have for the spinster club series and Holly Bourne in general. One thing I love about the series is how the three girls, Evie, Amber and Lottie are unique to each other but also compliment each other too. I love that although you could read the three books on their own without reading the other two, parts of the other girls stories carry on into the other books so you can read them in order and feel satisfied by it.

In terms of this book in particular, I just loved it. One thing I loved particularly about this book is the feminism. All of the books have been orientated around feminism with them creating the spinster club in am I Normal Yet but the plot is solely around feminism and particularly activism which I just love. I love that Lottie is so invested in this project but also how it is a realistic it was in terms of activism and how it can lead to burnout. I honestly can’t recommend this series enough. I can’t wait to read the novella that Holly wrote to tie up the series.

Have you read what’s a girl gotta do? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

One of us is lying by Karen M. McManus

“On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

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The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

“Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off – after all, her sex life, her terms – but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty with a politician’s son, her life suddenly becomes the centre of a national scandal. Izzy’s never been ashamed of herself before, and she’s not going to start now. But keeping her head up will take everything she has…”

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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

“Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. All this means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. Continue reading “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman”

My favourite books

Hi everyone! So I was just writing another book related post and it occurred to me that I haven’t reviewed as many books as I would have liked on this blog. I also realised that a lot of the books I have loved I reviewed on my old blog. I have contemplated sharing those reviews on here but I thought that would be slightly tedious and my reviewing style has changed since then. So I thought I would write a post compiling short reviews of some of the books I reviewed on my old blog.

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I’m opening an etsy shop!

Hi everyone! So today’s post was going to be another ‘this is what I’ve learnt’ kind of post but not only did I not want to write another of those posts, I have something new and exciting to share. If you read my last post, you will know I am winging it for a while. Part of what I want to do as a result of this decision is to work for myself. I had admitted that I didn’t know exactly what this would entail and that I knew there would be some challenges. However, last week I had a brainwave. I have decided to open my own etsy shop!

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Why I am winging it for a while

Hi everyone! So firstly apologies for the long winded title (I never was good at them) but I feel like it sums up this post perfectly. I have been unemployed for two months now and it has been a struggle. For me, though, it’s not even the lack of money that worries me, it is the pressure of finding a job. The hardest thing about finding a job is finding the right one for me, particularly after my experience with my last job. I get that not everybody ends up in a job they love or is perfect for them but my last job was more than just disliking it. I am actually scared that I will end up in another job that causes me anxiety.

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