chick-lit · Non-Fiction

How To Be A Woman – Caitlin Moran ★★★★

Blurb; It’s a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven’t been burnt as witches since 1727. But a few nagging questions remain…

Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you’re going to have a baby?

Part memoir, part protest, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking.

My Review; I have read one of Caitlins books before and I really enjoyed it. So when I received an email asking me to help spread the word of this years quick read selection ofcourse I said yes and was sent this lovely one to review.

Now this is a shorter version of Caitlins full book with what I presume is the best bits. This is a book all women and girls should read. A must read. It has the highs and lows of being a women. Everything is included in this book. I loved it. Eye opening. Insightful. Can learn from it. Powerful. Uplifting. Loved it all. Parts had me laughing at loud and many parts I could relate to myself as will a lot of female readers. I was very impressed with this quick read and went and bought the full version of this book as I want more.

Did you know? One in six adults in the UK – approximately 9 million people – find reading difficult, and one in three people do not regularly read for pleasure. Quick Reads, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, plays a vital role in addressing these shocking statistics by inspiring emergent readers, as well as those with little time or who have fallen out of the reading habit, with entertaining and accessible writing from the very best contemporary authors. – I have always been a fan of quick reads even as an avid reader they are perfect for when I’m going through a book slump and the best bit is… They’re always a pound. Bargain.

Amazon Link UK

Apologies I could not find the quick reads version of this on Amazon US.

Bestsellers · Comedy · contemporary · Young adult

How To Build A Girl – Caitlin Moran ✶✶✶✶

how to build a girl

How To Build A Girl is a funny, poignant and self-discovery story that focuses on fourteen year old Johanna. Johanna has shamed herself on TV and has decided to re-invent herself as the marvelous Dolly Wilde. By sixteen ‘Dolly’ is smoking, drinking, sexually active and working for a music magazine. But what happens when Johanna realizes she has built Dolly with a massive flaw? Will she return back to the old Johanna? That is for you to find out, with plenty of drama to hold your attention along the way…

This is the perfect young adult, funny and contemporary book for you (especially girls) to indulge in. This is an easy to read, fast paced story will will keep you reading till the end and make you giggle! I read this book while I was on holiday last year and it made the perfect holiday read for myself. We have all a teenager at some point and this story will take you to those mysterious years where you thought you knew it all! I awarded this book four stars as I did enjoy it but it was not an outstanding read for me personally, I am not going to highly praise it or recommend it but if you do pick it up I will happily discuss it with you. I also found that it is not a story that will stick in your mind, like many others I have read, but it did make me giggle!