REVIEW: Between the Regions of Kindness by Alice Jolly

I was lucky enough to be sent Between the Regions of Kindness for review to celebrate it’s release as part of a blog tour this month.    Between The Regions of Kindness is a very special book. Told between generations facing two wars, it is a heartfelt study of what it means to be human,…

LONDON BOOK HAUL!!

Last weekend I was in London seeing The Cursed Child, the play that follows on from the Harry Potter novels. I also visited the National Gallery, went on the London Eye and wandered around the shops. And the thing about London is that there is basically a book shop on every street. We went into…

Some Of My Favourite Books Written By Women

It’s International Women’s Day and I thought I would take the opportunity to create a list of some of my favourite books by women from the last year or two. I’ve tried to narrow it down as I could have been here all day if I included them all, so here are five of my…

Mini Book Haul

Today I’m talking about new books on my YouTube channel. I’m definitely reading a lot of crime novels and thrillers at the moment but there’s still nice mix I think!    

REVIEW: Farangi Girl, Ashley Dartnell

This story I have literally had for YEARS. I read a review of Farangi Girl in a magazine back when it was published in 2011 and somehow ended up with two copies of this book and yet went six years before reading it…how is that even possible? But finally just before Christmas, I read Farangi…

REVIEW: My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

This was one of those books that I had seen around Waterstones a few times, but never got round to buying. But, as part of my HUGE post Christmas book haul (video to come soon, promise), I finally bought My Name is Lucy Barton. All I really knew about the book was that it is…

Short Stories Everywhere!

Over the past six months or so, there has been a huge trend in publishing. Short stories have made an epic return. A year ago and it would be a very rare thing for me to buy a short story collection, but in the last three months I have read three collections and when I…

REVIEW: City of Friends by Joanna Trollope

I have to admit that part of the reason I bought this book was it’s beautiful cover. The image just looked friendly, like the type of book I would want to read after a long day. I have read a few of Joanna Trollope’s novels and I am yet to be disappointed. This book tells…

REVIEW: This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell

This book received a lot of buzz when it was first released earlier this year. I haven’t read any Maggie O’Farrell novels before but had seen so much about this one that I knew I wanted to read it. I was lucky enough to pick up my copy second hand from Barter Books in Alnwick….

REVIEW: The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen

At the height of the Cold War in 1979, a grizzly bear makes a bid for freedom on a small Hebridean island. The Fleming family return to this holiday retreat facing life without their father and under the shadow of his mysterious death. As the summer unfolds, the bear and the children of Nicholas Fleming…