3 Spine-tingling Short Stories for Halloween

The cleverest part of short stories is how in very few words the author can fit so much in and still unsettle your nerves!  If this Halloween you fancy reading a little tale that's a bit spine-tingling-creepy, I have the perfect thing... 1. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson It seems incredible that this story was [...]

Non-Fiction November Recommendations

It's non-fiction November and I love it.  There are SO many wonderful non-fiction books, everything from creative non-fiction and memoirs to literary journalism and essays.  There is something incredible about reading something and knowing that it is a true and lived experience. These are just a few of my favourite non-fiction books that you might [...]

7 Best Books for the New Year

I can't believe we are already three weeks into the new year.  If you love the feeling of a fresh page that can come with a new year, why not settle down with an awesome book about new beginnings and starting over to inspire you in 2017!  Here are some of my favourite... 1. The Woman [...]

Book Review – Where’d You Go Bernadette? By Maria Semple

If I could give this book 6 stars I would. It's intelligent, thought-provoking and moving whilst being hilariously funny but my favourite thing about Where'd You Go Bernadette? is the unusual way the story is told. Through the paper trail of emails, faxes, letters, notes and Bernadette's daughters opinions on the paper trail - all [...]

Book Review – One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley

I first heard about One Million Lovely Letters about a year ago when a friend sent me the link to the website.  I was beyond amazed by the concept - if you feel like you need a hug in an envelope, email Jodi Ann Bickley and she will handwrite you a letter to remind you how [...]

Book Review – A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton

Exquisitely wonderful is the best way to describe this book! I was sent a copy of 'A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding' by Jakie Copleton from THE Book Club (TBC) in exchange for an honest review and gosh... am I pleased I put myself forward to read it when they asked. The novel opens with a [...]

Book Review – The Woman Who Upped and Left by Fiona Gibson

Hello all, I just had to recommend this book to you all... RomCom isn't usually my genre of choice, favouring literature, drama and thrillers but as I was going on holiday I thought I go for something more uplifting and I'm so pleased I did. Most importantly, it was still very well written, very important [...]