I discovered this book through the wonder that is GoodReads recommendations, which are surprisingly good at times. I have found a number of unknown-to-me books this way that I ended up loving. I've been on a non-fiction kick recently, and have always loved reading unusual or off-beat memoirs, especially by women. The Bridesmaid's Daughter has… Continue reading The Bridesmaid’s Daughter by Nyna Giles (2018)
I try to read a mixture of old and new books, and often find myself reading 'new' books some time after they come out, purely because I always have so many books I want to read that I rarely get to read things when they are really new. Often I just get to look at… Continue reading Most Anticipated Upcoming Books
My apologies for the mixture of photos in this post - I have lent out some of the books featured so wasn't able to take a nice photo of them and had to find images of the covers online. Not ideal, but there you go... Somehow 2015 is over, and I have naturally been… Continue reading The best books of 2015
Let’s do a quick bit of remembering here… the TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ first aired in 2011; in the same year my boyfriend read the entire series of books it is based on, A Song of Ice and Fire; in 2012 I read the first book in the series, A Game of Thrones; later… Continue reading Ice, Fire, and Indecision
Instructions For A Heatwave is the sixth novel from the extremely popular Maggie O'Farrell, one of the titles from new imprint Tinder Press, and the first of her books I have read. O'Farrell was yet another one of those authors I had always heard good things about but for some reason had never actually read. To… Continue reading Instructions For A Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
Real Readers is a scheme set up by AMS Digital Publishing, who also run the popular review sites Book Dagger, Book Geeks, Book Hugger and the newsletter Book Breeze. Real Readers was set up in order to allow bloggers and people who just really like reading to review books before their release and review them across… Continue reading Delicacy by David Foenkinos – The Real Readers Experience!
Tigers in Red Weather has created and is still creating rather a lot of, dare I say it, 'buzz' and 'hype' on GoodReads and the book blogs, with lots of good reviews and 4 or 5 star ratings. It is the debut novel of former journalist Liza Klaussmann, which after having read it I… Continue reading Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
The premise of You Came Back instantly appealed to me: Mark and Chloe lost their young son Brendan in an accident in their home. Grief-stricken, they moved out and later divorced. Now, Mark is engaged to Allison and thinks he's moved on, until he is contacted by a woman living in his old house who… Continue reading You Came Back by Christopher Coake