Holy Island by LJ Ross – Book Review

I am just going to put it out there right now that LJ Ross is a friend of mine but when it comes to book reviews this could be a double-edged sword!  When purchasing her debut novel Holy Island I was suddenly faced with an awkward realisation - what if I hate it?  Or (possibly [...]

My Top 6 Books of 2014

1. WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES BY KAREN JOY FOWLER I have a no-reading during the University year rule but it was quite rightfully broken for this novel. I don't want to spoil anything so I won't talk about the plot and just say this - this novel is thought-provoking, clever, character-driven, wonderfulness. My [...]

Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse – Book Review

I haven't posted a book review for a while.  The reason being, I have struggled to get into a book.  That was until Me Before You by Lucie Whitehouse.  This book moves at a quick pace (which I love), keeping you turning the pages as rapidly as you can. Although it is building up to something, [...]

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira – Book Review

Just before I started reading this book, I had a conversation with a friend about the romantic notion of letters.  Letters of any sort have an enchantment that you just don't get from emails or twitter. The thought of reading letters that were never intended to be read by the living amplifies that feeling even [...]

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – Book Review

Oh my, where to start.  When I first started reading this book I nearly stopped when I realised immediately that the story revolves around cancer.  Only 18 months after going to war with cancer myself, not my idea of happy reading, no matter how good the story is.  But I was captivated, from the very beginning, even [...]

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher – Book Review

I have been wanted to read this book for a while so it was great to finally get there. I know that mind of a teenage girl is sporadic at best but in trying to imitate that, I felt there was to much jumping around in the protagonists thoughts and unnecessary information.  I found myself more than [...]

Precious Thing by Colette McBeth – Book Review

I am not sure how to start when reviewing Precious Thing.  To say I loved it, is far to bland.  I love coffee but that feeling is no where near close to how much I was totally enthralled by this book. For me this book has everything.  A storyline that keeps you guessing all the [...]