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 [...]

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 [...]