Kat's Books

Photographer, reader, mama, cat-lover in Seattle. Originally from England. I'm usually busy taking cat photos at a cat rescue or reading books...

I put my reviews up on Goodreads, Amazon, and take part in the Penguin First to Read program. I have MS so I'm tired a lot but it's a good excuse to have a lie-down and read a book!


Currently reading

Carrie (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Stephen King
Progress: 50/304 pages
Gods of Howl Mountain: A Novel
Taylor Brown
Progress: 50/304 pages
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Progress: 270/608 pages

A book of stories about the female experience with a powerful voice

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories - Carmen Maria Machado

I finally read this celebrated book, and it’s quite a read. It’s all at once devastating, complicated, weird, queer, scary, sometimes funny, and the writing was always beautiful. Machado has written about the female experience in a number of different stories, some I enjoyed vastly more than others, some captivating me, a couple dragged on a bit. But this is unlike anything I’ve read before. A book YOU should probably all read!