Claire x Nikki Review January 2016

BitchinRundownClaire x Nikki Mash Ups

Bitches Book Club Review: The Woman Warrior
Claire x Nikki Review December 2015
Bookish New Years Resolutions 2016
Bitches Book Club
Discussion: What does diversity mean to you?
Bitches Book Club Review: Lagoon

We were totally on FIRE this month! Woop woop!

Claire: Oh my goodness we were, HOW?



Pinch! Punch! First of the month! (Well..first month of the year..whatever.)

OK! So I didn’t actually realise until I came to do this post, but this month was pretty freaking great for me with reading women. I’ve read 10 books (already pretty impressive for me) and ALL of them have been by women! Unheard of! And they’ve all been pretty different from each other and most have been pretty enjoyable.


Fiction in Non-Fiction
Physical TBR & Double Happiness Twins
Let’s try this again…

Books Read (let me know if you want a review of any of these!)

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston ★★☆☆☆
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel by Sun-mi Hwang ★★★☆☆
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ★★★★☆
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by JK Rowling ★★★☆☆
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor ★★☆☆☆
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson ★★★★☆
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor ★★☆☆☆
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by JK Rowling ★★★☆☆
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G Willow Wilson ★★★☆☆
The Moomins and the Great Flood (The Moomins, #1) by Tove Jansson ★★★★☆

Book of the Month


Miscellaneous Favourites:

Bitch Media’s feminist podcast POPAGANDA has been in my ears for the past few weeks and I just can’t get enough! I want to share every episode. I want the hosts to be my best friends. It’s just so so great. It is my PERFECT podcast. And I want to shout it from the rooftops. It eclipses all the other podcasts I listen to in its greatness and I don’t want to run out of episodes but I’ve gone so far into the archive, I’m in 2014 now!
Long story short: just give it a listen.

So Popaganda is introducing me to a lot of new content too and one of the new music artists I’ve come across are this duo (twins actually).




January was a crazy and almost hellish month for me, it really was. It’s just cause of work, I had a lot of work to do and a lot of stuff I need (but no ££ to get it all!). To paint a picture, I’d get to work for 8:30/9AM and leave earliest, 8PM every day. I spent Tuesday night working from home till 12:30AM so that day I worked a 15 hr shift. Yay! But I really do like the job so it was busy and I had a couple of breakdowns but I enjoyed it in the end. I gave my first client meeting and I didn’t suck! I stammered and shook but it went OK. I was so happy! But can we just talk about how many books Nikki read? Slow reader my butt!

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In fun news, it took 2 whole darn months but my Harry Potter and Sailor Moon sweaters came! I’m also moving and that’s a shot of 3 bags just stuffed with books!


Bookish New Years Resolutions 2016
Claire’s 2015 In Review
8 SFF Releases I Can’t Wait For in 2016

Books Read

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins ★★☆☆☆
The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick ★☆☆☆☆
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor ★★☆☆☆
This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki ★★★★☆
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson ★★★★☆
The Just Bento Cookbook by Makiko Itoh ★★★★★
Throne of Jade (Temeraire #2) by Naomi Novik ★★★★☆

Book of the Month



This widdle guy is getting a shout out! Long live Barney! He’s fine, don’t worry but I spent Christmas with him and when I feel lonely I just have to look at a picture of him and I’m fine.Divider

How was your January?

The Bitchin’ Book Club pick for February 2016 is from Nikki and she chose:

25074849Feel free to read along with us!


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