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 [...]

1st Birthday of The Fabulous Woman’s Guide Through Cancer

I cannot believe that my book was published a year ago today!  Happy Birthday to my book!  The Fabulous Woman's Guide Through Cancer was a labour of love and nothing compares to the getting wonderful, heartfelt messages from ladies who have been touched or helped in some way by reading it.  I have written honestly about the parts of writing [...]

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 [...]

Landfill by Helen Gordon – Book Review

I read this book after doing a fabulous workshop with the author.  I know Landfill by Helen Gordon has received mixed reviews but I loved this book.  It is one of those books that get's under your skin and you think about when you aren't reading. My favourite thing about this book is the language.  It is [...]

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 [...]