Tangerine is one of those novels that got quite a lot of hype when it first came out, and again when it was released in paperback. This usually means that I would avoid it for fear of disappointment/conventionality, but the premise of this one really intrigued me. Ostensibly it's a story about two friends, separated… Continue reading Tangerine by Christine Mangan (2018)
I loved Susan Fletcher's last novel, Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew, so I was very happy to accept a review copy of House of Glass, which was published at the start of November. It's another historical drama, this time centering on a woman named Clara Waterfield, who is employed to create… Continue reading House of Glass by Susan Fletcher (2018)
Like many people, I was aware of, and liked, Busy Philipps from her various TV shows and movies, and my liking of her only grew when I followed her on Instagram and witnessed the joy and brilliance of her Stories on the app. I love that she is honest and frank on Instagram, and shows… Continue reading This Will Only Hurt A Little by Busy Philipps (2018)
This gorgeous little book appeared somewhere on Twitter (or Instagram?) recently, and the yellow cover caught my eye. It intrigued me. The cover, the title, the fact that it was a debut novel - all things that interested me. I was in Blackwell's in the Oxford the other day (the new branch!) buying Mother's Day… Continue reading I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake (2018)
More than one of my fellow reviewers on GoodReads wrote that reading this book is more than that - you 'live it' as well. It is an experience I will never forget. If This is a Woman took me ten days to read, which for me is a long time - but then it is… Continue reading If This is a Woman by Sarah Helm: A Reading Experience
This post is part of the blog tour for Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew - be sure to check out the other posts! I was very glad to be offered a review copy of this book. The Little Brown website describes it as 'tender and savage' and this is certainly true -… Continue reading Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew by Susan Fletcher: blog tour review plus Q&A with the author
Just a quick note to say that I am very pleased and excited to announce that I am taking part in the official blog tour for Hild by Nicola Griffith! It will be published by Blackfriars Books (an imprint of Little, Brown) on 24th July, and I will be posting about it on 6th August.… Continue reading The Official Blog Tour for Hild!
WWW Wednesday is the brainchild of 'MizB' over at Should Be Reading. Every Wednesday loads of book bloggers join in and I've enjoyed reading their posts, so thought I would finally get involved. The rules are very simple: all you have to do is answer three questions. What are you currently reading? What did you… Continue reading WWW Wednesday: I’m finally joining in with a meme!
A little more Donna Tartt excitement for you! She recently recorded her only American TV appearance for This Morning on CBS, and here it is! The interviewer has some great questions but quite an odd way of talking that is a bit off-putting, and fades out the ends of Donna's answers - but it is… Continue reading Donna Tartt Interviewed on CBS
Let me just say this now: Donna Tartt is my favourite writer. Hands down. I read The Secret History and then The Little Friend about ten years ago, and something latched on inside of me and has never let go. I was amazed and excited to hear that she would be publishing a new novel… Continue reading An Evening With Donna Tartt