CRAFTFULNESS: MEND YOURSELF BY MAKING THINGS, by Rosemary Davidson & Arzu Tahsin, Appetite, Random House, Penguin Random House

Craftfulness is the idea that making things with your hands makes you feel better, and can offer the same benefits as mindfulness and meditation, yoga, running, playing an instrument or singing. Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Craftfulness offers a thought-provoking and surprising reconsideration of craft, and how making things with our hands … Continue reading CRAFTFULNESS: MEND YOURSELF BY MAKING THINGS, by Rosemary Davidson & Arzu Tahsin, Appetite, Random House, Penguin Random House

AFTER ZERO, by Christina Collins, Sourcebooks/Sourcebooks jabberwocky

Elise carries a notebook full of tallies, each page marking a day spent at her new public school, each stroke of her pencil marking a word spoken. A word that can't be taken back. Five tally marks isn't so bad. Two is pretty good. But zero? Zero is perfect. Zero means no wrong answers called … Continue reading AFTER ZERO, by Christina Collins, Sourcebooks/Sourcebooks jabberwocky

FIERCE FAIRYTALES, POEMS & STORIES TO STIR YOUR SOUL, by Nikita Gill, Hachette Books

Poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of fairytales poetically retold for a new generation of women. Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose … Continue reading FIERCE FAIRYTALES, POEMS & STORIES TO STIR YOUR SOUL, by Nikita Gill, Hachette Books

A BREATH AFTER DROWNING, by Alice Blanchard, Titan Books

The stunning new psychological thriller from the award-winning author of Darkness Peering and The Breathtaker. Child psychiatrist Kate Wolfe's world comes crashing down when one of her young patients commits suicide, so when a troubled girl is left at the hospital ward, she doubts her ability to help. But the girl knows things about Kate's … Continue reading A BREATH AFTER DROWNING, by Alice Blanchard, Titan Books

THE RIFT, by Nina Allan, Titan Books

Selena and Julie are sisters. As children they were close, but as they grow older, a rift develops between them. There are greater rifts, however. Julie goes missing aged seventeen. It will be twenty years before Selena sees her again. When Julie reappears, she tells Selena an incredible story about how she has spent time … Continue reading THE RIFT, by Nina Allan, Titan Books