The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter

The Magic Toyshop is a book I have had my eye on for a while, and forms part of the Virago Modern Classics list which I am hoping to read my way through!  I hadn’t previously read anything by Angela Carter, but her name was one that was familiar to me, with The Magic Toyshop … Continue reading The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter


Little by Edward Carey

This month saw the publication of Little by Edward Carey, which was a book I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy of. This was a book I was very excited about reading, partly due to it being a work of historical fiction. One of the things I enjoy most about historical fiction is … Continue reading Little by Edward Carey

James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes

James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes is the first book from comedian James Acaster, in which he recounts some of his most embarrassing and amusing stories. I am not a big reader of non-fiction, but with this past week being my busiest at work, I turned to James’ book as a light hearted read to keep me … Continue reading James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

This year I have been trying to work through some of the books I have owned for a long time which I haven’t got round to reading yet, and one of those books is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Originally published in 2016, this is the latest novel from Crouch who is best known for … Continue reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong – Rare Birds Book Club

September was the third month of my subscription with the Rare Birds Book Club and the chosen book was Goodbye, Vitamin, the debut novel by Rachel Khong. This was a book I hadn’t heard of before so I was interested to find out more about what this was about! When I first glanced at the … Continue reading Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong – Rare Birds Book Club

Our House by Louise Candlish

Our House was my book club’s chosen read for this month. This was also the book chosen as Waterstones thriller of the month for September, and it is one I had heard a lot about so I had high hopes for this one! The blurb for this book was a brief one, but one which … Continue reading Our House by Louise Candlish

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Having enjoyed several of her previous novels, I was very excited earlier this year to hear that a new Kate Atkinson novel was on the way, and Transcription became one of my most eagerly anticipated books of the year, so needless to say it was pushed straight to the top of the TBR when it … Continue reading Transcription by Kate Atkinson