November 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

You might also like to read my review of Anaesthesia by Kate Cole-Adams: BOOK REVIEW: Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and The Mystery of Consciousness by […]
November 7, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW:

A small town hides big secrets in this atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper. In the grip of the worst drought in a century, the farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily when three members [...]
November 6, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to the remote Tidelands – the marshy landscape of the south coast. Alinor, a descendant of wise women, crushed by poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard[...]
October 14, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Molly & Pim & The Millions of Stars by Martine Murray

You might also love to read my review on Verity Sparks Lost and Found here: BOOK REVIEW: Verity Sparks, Lost and Found by Susan Green  
October 12, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon [...]
October 11, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Educated by Tara Westover

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs [...]
October 10, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Bright Edge Of The World by Eowyn Ivey

The Blurb (from Goodreads): Set again in the Alaskan landscape that she brought to stunningly vivid life in The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey’s second novel is a […]
October 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Songwoman by Ilka Tampke

Haunted by the Roman attack that destroyed her home, Ailia flees to the remote Welsh mountains in search of the charismatic war king, Caradog, who is leading a guerrilla campaign against the encroaching army. Ailia proves herself an indispensable advisor to the war king, but as the bond between them deepens [...]
September 30, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child [...]