Winter by Ali Smith

Last week, during the heatwave, I settled down to read a book that was not in keeping with the hot weather, Winter by Ali Smith. Winter is the second in Ali Smith’s quartet of novels based around the seasons, and it is one I am a little late reading having only purchased my copy recently … Continue reading Winter by Ali Smith

The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner

Today is publication day for Heather Kassner with her debut novel, The Bone Garden. This was a book that intrigued me when I first heard about it with it being described as a dark fantasy fable with echoes of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, with a story appealing to a range of readers. In this … Continue reading The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner

Expectation by Anna Hope

Last week saw the publication of Expectation, the latest novel by Anna Hope. This is Hope’s third novel, and her first work of contemporary fiction having previously written historical novels Wake and The Ballroom, the latter of which I have read and enjoyed. With this in mind and alongside the heaps of praise I have … Continue reading Expectation by Anna Hope

Animal by Sara Pascoe

In recent months I have been trying to read non-fiction on a more regular basis, and this week I finally got round to reading Animal, the first book by comedian Sara Pascoe (her next book, Sex, Power, Money is out in August) It’s a book I have been meaning to read for a while, which … Continue reading Animal by Sara Pascoe

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Having read and really enjoyed Dark Matter last year, I was excited about reading Blake Crouch’s latest novel, Recursion. One of the things I most enjoyed about Dark Matter was the fact that it was a story that spanned various genres, with a gripping, thought provoking story which explores the importance of identity and what … Continue reading Recursion by Blake Crouch

June Round-Up – The Books I Read In June 2019

I managed to read and review seven books in June, here is a reminder of everything I read, you can click on the titles below to read my reviews! My first read this month was The Five by Hallie Rubenhold. This was a non-fiction book in which Rubenhold tells the stories of the lives of … Continue reading June Round-Up – The Books I Read In June 2019

Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond

Suspicious Minds is the first in a series of official Stranger Things novels inspired by what I consider to be one of my all time favourite television series. It is not often I am drawn to TV tie-in novels, but given my obsession for this show in particular and with the third season streaming from … Continue reading Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond