From the archives – June

As I gaze at the virtual tower of to-be-read books precariously piled up in my Kindle, threatening to virtually tumble if I don't keep a virtual eye on them, I found myself wondering: what was I reading this time last year? So, I decided to take a little stroll through my imaginary book palace, and … Continue reading From the archives – June

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Book review: When I Wake Up by Jessica Jarlvi

When I Wake Up by Jessica Jarlvi Publication date:  01 June 2017 Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery & Thrillers Length*:  5 hours 21 mins (*based on the time it took me to read this title) Published by:  Aria Fiction Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My rating: 2 out of 5 Description A breathtaking, heart-pounding, dark debut, sure to delight fans of The Girl on … Continue reading Book review: When I Wake Up by Jessica Jarlvi

Book Review: The Night Brother by Rosie Garland

The Night Brother by Rosie Garland Publication date:  01 June 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Length*:  6 hours 17 mins (*based on the time it took me to read this title) Published by:  The Borough Press, HarperFiction, HarperCollins UK Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My rating: 3 out of 5       Description From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen … Continue reading Book Review: The Night Brother by Rosie Garland

Book review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
 Publication date:  18 May 2017 (UK) Genre: General Fiction (Adult) Length*:  4 hours 45 mins (*based on the time it took me to read this title)
Published by:  HarperCollins, HarperFiction Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My rating: 4 out of 5 Description A stunning debut. Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not … Continue reading Book review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Book review: Little Gold by Allie Rogers

Little Gold by Allie Rogers Publication date:  02 May 2017 Genre:  General Fiction (Adult), Literary Fiction Length*:  4 hours 30 mins (*based on the time it took me to read this title) Published by:  Legend Press Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My rating: 5 out of 5 Description: 'Life affirming and triumphant' Mark A. Radcliffe 'Wonderfully moving and atmospheric' Catherine Hall … Continue reading Book review: Little Gold by Allie Rogers

Teaser: The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Philips

I subscribe to Pushkin Press's email newsletter (https://shop.pushkinpress.com/ - look for the sign up link at the top of the page), and a couple of days ago it dropped a little link to the first chapter of The Beautiful Bureaucrat into my inbox. Like a hook-in for the bookish, they are teasing you with a … Continue reading Teaser: The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Philips

Book review: When the Wind Blows by Marguerite Sheen

When the Wind Blows by Marguerite Steen Publication date:  31st March 2017 Genre:  Literary Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers Length*:  5 hours 30 mins (*based on the time it took me to read this title) Publication date: 31 March 2017 Published by:  Endeavour Press Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My rating: 3 out of 5   Description On Calvary, the wind never … Continue reading Book review: When the Wind Blows by Marguerite Sheen