Monthly Round-Ups

March Round-Up – The Books I Read In March 2016

In March I read seven books, all of them fiction: Nod by Adrian Barnes (Titan Books) – My first read of March transported me to a strange and frightening dystopian world. Nod is the story of what happens to society when no-one – or almost no-one – has been able to sleep. Paul, a writer,… Continue reading March Round-Up – The Books I Read In March 2016

Book Reviews

Anatomy Of A Soldier by Harry Parker

Anatomy of a Soldier was a book that I had heard a lot about and had been looking forward to reading for some time. This debut novel from Harry Parker, a writer and artist who previously served in the British Army, is a unique glimpse into the life of a soldier. ‘A black marker wrote BA5799… Continue reading Anatomy Of A Soldier by Harry Parker

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The Goldsboro Book Of The Month Club – A Year In Books

  As readers of this blog may know, I love to read a variety of books covering different genres. And along with my love of reading I also love collecting books. I like to pick up signed books, special editions and those featuring stunning cover art. With this in mind I decided, in March of last… Continue reading The Goldsboro Book Of The Month Club – A Year In Books

Book Reviews

Fever At Dawn by Peter Gardos

Next month will see the publication of Fever At Dawn, the debut novel from Hungarian film director Peter Gardos. What makes this a particularly special debut is the fact that it is inspired by the true story of the author’s parents. ‘My father, Miklos, sailed to Sweden on a rainy summer’s day three weeks after… Continue reading Fever At Dawn by Peter Gardos

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Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea

As a fan of historical fiction, I was intrigued by the subject matter of Gavin McCrea’s debut novel Mrs Engels. This fascinating debut, longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, tells the story of Lizzie and Mary Burns, two women whose lives are not well documented yet play an important role in history. ‘I’m no… Continue reading Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea

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The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma’s debut novel The Fishermen is a book that has generated a lot of excitement. This tale of siblings in a small Nigerian town has made its way onto the shortlists of the Guardian First Book Award and the prestigious Man Booker Prize and has been met with rave reviews. With this in mind, I… Continue reading The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

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The Night That Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice

This month sees the publication of The Night That Changed Everything, the second novel co-written by friends Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice. The premise of the story is how one simple act or comment can completely change the way we think about someone else, or ourselves. ‘It feels like something has just begun’ The novel… Continue reading The Night That Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice