2017, Blog, Books, Libraries, Reviews

Practice Makes Perfect by Penny Parkes #BookReview #BooksAndTheCity

This book is such an enjoyable read! I love feel-good book with substance and Penny Parkes has proved that she really knows what she's writing about, with her writing style, medical terms and treatments. This is a village story with a romance, rather than a romance fitted around a village. The characters were great, really… Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect by Penny Parkes #BookReview #BooksAndTheCity

2017, Blog, Bookish, Libraries, Reviews

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan #BookReview

A political and riveting read! James is a public servant and family man accused of rape. He was having an affair with Olivia and ended it, then something happens between the two of them and whether it's consensual or not is at the decision of a jury.  Olivia gives a believable account of the story,… Continue reading Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan #BookReview

2017, Bookish, Books, Reading, Reviews

Three Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell #BookReview

Three- Martini Lunch follows the stories of Cliff, Eden and Miles in late 1950s New York. Cliff is a university drop out with ambitions of becoming an acclaimed author. Eden has come to New York to build a career in publishing with the hopes of one day becoming an editor. Miles is soon to graduate… Continue reading Three Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell #BookReview

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Exquisite by Sarah Stovell #BookReview #BlogTour #Team Orenda

Exquisite immediately caught my eye. Such a dark, thrilling and sensual cover, I was desperate to find out what it contained inside and I was not disappointed. When I got the email to ask me to join the blog tour I jumped at the chance and am so pleased to share with you my own… Continue reading Exquisite by Sarah Stovell #BookReview #BlogTour #Team Orenda

2017, Baileys Prize, Bookish, Books, Reading, Reviews

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien #bookreview #BaileysPrize

I did not expect to adore this book as much as I do. When reading the blurb it sounded interesting and I thought it would be a good read, if not slightly too political for me, but oh! How wrong I was! This is a lyrical and fairy-tale like novel that mixes fact and fable… Continue reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien #bookreview #BaileysPrize

Bookish, Books, Orion, Reviews, TBR

Together by Julie Cohen #bookreview

I was recommended this book, purely on it's epic twist and OMG what a twist! Now let me tell you straight - this is not a psychological thriller - not a book where you are trying to figure out who killed who but there is an underlying feeling the whole way through the book that something… Continue reading Together by Julie Cohen #bookreview

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Hot Mess by Lucy Vine #bookreview

This book was recommended to me for being timely, modern and funny. This person lied to me. This book is a bible and mirror for all modern 30-somethings and hilarious! So incredibly relatable, Ellie is coming-up 30 and despairing over her job, "shit-hole" house share and love life, having broken up with a long-term boyfriend… Continue reading Hot Mess by Lucy Vine #bookreview

2017, Books, Reviews

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins #Bookreview

Paula Hawkins much anticipated second novel after The Girl on the Train. I've been so excited about reading this after the huge popularity of Hawkins first book and I was not disappointed. A complex and dark narrative involving a drowning pool, hidden tragedies, abuse of power, a village with secrets and most importantly sisters (sisters are… Continue reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins #Bookreview