May Round-Up – The Books I Read In May 2018

May has been a busy month on the blog as after a quieter month in April I managed to finish reading and reviewing eight books! The first three books I read this month were those I took with me on holiday in April. I finished reading Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett, a wonderful story of … Continue reading May Round-Up – The Books I Read In May 2018

Even The Dogs by Jon McGregor

One of my favourite books of last year was Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor, and a recent holiday gave me the opportunity to read one of McGregor’s older novels. Originally published in 2010, Even The Dogs is a relatively short but powerful novel which explores the fragility of human life. The novel begins on a … Continue reading Even The Dogs by Jon McGregor

My Top 5 Books of 2017

As the end of the year approaches it is the time of year that readers and bloggers look back at those books that we loved the most this year. And in 2017 I managed to read 100 books covering a range of genres, and it was difficult to pick my favourites from this selection. Last … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of 2017

April Round-Up – The Books I Read In April 2017

I had a pretty busy month in April both in terms of reading and blogging as well as celebrating my birthday and going to Belfast to support the Great Britain Ice Hockey Team in their successful quest for a gold medal! But amongst all that excitement I read and reviewed seven books within April. Here … Continue reading April Round-Up – The Books I Read In April 2017

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

I was very much looking forward to reading Jon McGregor’s latest novel, Reservoir 13, having attended the launch event last month which piqued my interest. Regular readers of my blog may recall I have recently purchased McGregor’s backlist to read through of which I have already enjoyed So Many Ways To Begin. But with Reservoir … Continue reading Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor – The Book Launch

On the 31st March I was excited to have the opportunity to attend the book launch for Reservoir 13, the forthcoming novel from Jon McGregor. Reservoir 13 is Jon’s fourth novel which is due to be published on the 6th April by 4th Estate so I was happy to be able to pick up a … Continue reading Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor – The Book Launch

March Round-Up – The Books I Read In March 2017

I had another productive month in March where I managed to read and review ten books! Here is what I said about them... The House Of Birds by Morgan McCarthy (Tinder Press) – My first read of March, The House Of Birds, was an enjoyable read that sees past memories interwoven with the present. It … Continue reading March Round-Up – The Books I Read In March 2017

So Many Ways To Begin by Jon McGregor

Jon McGregor is a writer whose books I have been meaning to read for a while as he is a local author to me and I also recently saw him in conversation with Jenn Ashworth at the Nottingham Literature Festival. So when I spotted shiny new editions of his books on a table in my … Continue reading So Many Ways To Begin by Jon McGregor

#NFOL2016 Day 3: Jenn Ashworth and Jon McGregor

On the 10th November, day three of the 2016 Nottingham Festival of Literature, I attended an event featuring Jenn Ashworth in conversation with Jon McGregor. Taking place at THiNK in Cobden Chambers in the city centre, the evening was introduced by Matthew Welton, a professor in creative writing at the University of Nottingham. The evening … Continue reading #NFOL2016 Day 3: Jenn Ashworth and Jon McGregor