Category Archive: book reviews

Review: The House at Riverton- Kate Morton

”It was 1924 and I was at Riverton again. All the doors hung wide open, silk billowing in the summer breeze. An orchestra perched high in the hill beneath the ancient maple, violins… Continue reading

Review: Her Fearful Symmetry- Audrey Niffenegger

Considering how much I loved The Time Traveller’s Wife, I was really looking forward to reading Her Fearful Symmetry. The Time Traveller’s Wife was so touching and beautifully crafted, the love story between… Continue reading

Review: The Lemon Grove- Helen Walsh

  We all need some sun in our lives. I mean this is what I woke up to this morning. Heavy rain, black clouds, thunder and lightning every two minutes. Maybe if you’re… Continue reading

Review: Snow Hill- Mark Sanderson

  After seeing one star ratings and  a few scathing comments on Goodreads, I was not expecting much from this book. But I bought it anyway, because I was drawn to the fact that its protagonist… Continue reading

Review: Life After Life- Kate Atkinson

“What if we had a chance to do it again and again, until we finally did get it right? Wouldn’t that be wonderful?” Fate, second chances and rebirth are just some of the… Continue reading

Review: The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

It has took me so long to get around to reading this book that it’s probably been read and read again by now. And then I found out the film was due to… Continue reading

Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

What an absolute gem of a book. I didn’t think it was my sort of thing after looking at the cover (yes yes I’m a book lover and you shouldn’t judge a book by… Continue reading

Review: May We Be Forgiven- A.M. Homes

‘How can I tell anyone that there has always lived within me a rusty sense of disgust-a dull, brackish water that I suspect is my soul?’ After reading glowing reviews in its first… Continue reading

Review: Mad About the Boy- Helen Fielding

    She taught us that sliding down a fire station pole in a skirt is never a good thing, vodka and Chaka Khan is the way forward in times of crisis and… Continue reading

Review: Tigers in Red Weather- Liza Klaussmann

Well it’s been a while since I last wrote a post, I’ve been so unbelievably busy that I haven’t had the time to sit down and write. It’s been a hectic few weeks- especially… Continue reading