Things We Nearly Knew by Jim Powell

My book club’s chosen read for June was Things We Nearly Knew, the latest novel by Jim Powell. The premise for this book was one that sounded appealing to me, with events surrounding around a bar on the edge of a small town, and the secrets held by the clientele who drink there. The bar … Continue reading Things We Nearly Knew by Jim Powell

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The Little Girl On The Ice Floe by Adélaïde Bon

The Little Girl On The Ice Floe is the moving memoir by Adélaïde Bon, a French writer and actress and it has been translated from the French by Ruth Diver. It is not often that I read memoirs, particularly those that deal with challenging subject matter. However, having heard much about this book, which explores … Continue reading The Little Girl On The Ice Floe by Adélaïde Bon

X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Stuart Moore

Last month I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the latest novel of the Marvel Universe, The Dark Phoenix Saga. It was published on 14th May ahead of the release of the film earlier this month. Dark Phoenix is a book that is something a little different for me, as whilst I am … Continue reading X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Stuart Moore

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng is an author I have heard a lot of great things about with her most recent novel Little Fires Everywhere being a book I have seen everywhere. And I recently picked up a copy of her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, which was originally published in 2014 to much acclaim. Initially … Continue reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan

Having already read and enjoyed some of Kirsty Logan’s writing I was excited about reading her latest novel, The Gloaming, which was published last year. The Gloaming is a story in which myths and folklore play a key part, with its Scottish island setting providing the perfect backdrop for this captivating tale. In it we … Continue reading The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

I don’t often read non-fiction, but as I typically enjoy historical novels I was intrigued by Hallie Rubenhold’s latest book which relates to an infamous historical figure responsible for taking the lives of five women. I must confess that prior to reading I was of course familiar with the name Jack the Ripper, but less … Continue reading The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

The Island by Ragnar Jonasson

The Island is the second book in Ragnar Jonasson’s Hidden Iceland series. The first book, The Darkness was one of my favourite books last year so I was very much looking forward to the next instalment in the series. The Hidden Iceland series follows the career of detective Hulda Hermannsdottir and it is actually written … Continue reading The Island by Ragnar Jonasson