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Non Fiction

You can view our entire archive of book reviews further down the page, or go direct to your preferred genre using the list below. If you would like to submit a book review of your own to be considered for publication, you can do so here.

Help Me! by Marianne Power
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Feel the Fear changed my life the first time I read it because I took action: I felt the fear and quit my job. But since then I hadn’t stepped...

The Positive Habit by Fiona Brennan
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

I have an admission to make. I did not read all of Fiona Brennan’s book….not yet…..BUT I have my reasons. As a book reviewer/blogger I read, a lot, mainly in...

Missing by Barry Cummins
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Missing is not an easy read. The women and children discussed in this book are still very present in the hearts and minds of their many relatives today. Most Irish people...

Missing by Barry Cummins
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

Missing: The Unsolved Cases of Ireland’s Vanished Women and Children According to Barry Cummins, close to 9,500 people are reported missing in Ireland every year. At the close of any...

The Positive Habit by Fiona Brennan
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

In 2016, clinical hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan launched the online programme The Positive Habit. This hypnotherapy programme formed the basis for the 2019 book release of The Positive Habit. Fiona Brennan...

Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman
Posted by Emmet J. Driver in .

One of my favourite kind of books is one that seeks to defy categorisation. Once that blend philosophy, history, current affairs, and others, into something powerful and meaningful. This is...

The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

‘A ring was threaded onto her third finger, another onto the man’s. It would be years before she understood what she had promised.’ The Wife’s Tale, a personal history, is...

The Friendship Cure by Kate Leaver
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘A manifesto for reconnecting in the modern world.’ The Friendship Cure is an exploration and a study of modern friendship by journalist Kate Leaver. Frustrated with the direction society has taken,...

A Good Time To Be A Girl by Helena Morrissey
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Five years have passed since women were told to ‘Lean In’. Over that time, the world has transformed beyond all expectations. But why should anyone ‘lean in’ to a patriarchal...

Broken and Betrayed by Jayne Senior
Posted by Carina McNally in , .

In 2012, Jayne Senior left a position in CSE (the child sexual exploitation unit) in Rotherham’s Children’s Social Care sector, U.K, to work elsewhere. In her book, she outlines how...