Book Review: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

I don’t read a lot of nonfiction, but when I do pick it up I tend to lean toward history books. My friend Amber listened to the audiobook for The Five over the summer and it sounded so intriguing! I ended up picking it up and absolutely loving it too, not just for the social history aspect but because it, for the first time, gives a voice to the women who were murdered by England’s most infamous serial killer. 

Book Review: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Years after his crime spree, the Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist didn’t have as much public interest as criminals like Jack the Ripper or the Zodiac killer, but for one woman, the capture of this man became an obsession. The Golden State Killer terrorised California residents across the 70’s and 80’s, committing over 50 rapes and at least 10 murders. True crime writer Michelle McNamara dedicated her life to finding this man's identity and putting him behind bars. Although she did not live to see his capture in 2018 -- she sadly passed away in 2016 -- she was instrumental in keeping these heinous crimes in the public consciousness.

Book Review: My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

I love true crime, but I tend to get my true crime fix from podcasts rather than books.  I want to amend this and have recently been keeping an eye out for interesting titles. I have heard great things about My Friend Dahmer, which has recently been made into a film, and decided to pick it up.  While I wouldn’t call it true crime, it offers fascinating insight into the early life of one of America’s most notorious serial killers.

Weekly Wrap-Up: 11 May 2018

Happy Friday!  This has been a short week here in the UK and it really did fly by.  I didn’t do a weekly wrap-up last week because there would have only been a couple days between my monthly and weekly wrap-ups, so this post will feature two weeks worth of books!

Weekly Wrap-Up: 26 January 2018

Happy Friday!  I’ve been a little quiet here and on social media this week because, well, everything else in my life has been crazy!  Work is crazy, personal life is crazy, I’m attempting to start training for a half marathon, and we are packing up and heading to Edinburgh on Tuesday.  Being so busy is amazing, but it hasn’t left much time for reading or talking about books.