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 [...]

A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke – Book Review

Lucy Clarke's debut novel The Sea Sisters was my unexpected book of 2013 so I was very excited about her second novel coming out. A Single Breath was an easy beautiful read.  You get thrown into the action, after which the first half was a lot of scene setting, the second half is where the action [...]

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer – Book Review

If Carelsberg made books... This is the most wonderful book, you can see straight away why it won the coveted Costa Book Awards.  I actually tweeted when I was about 30 pages into the book; 'Ever found a book so amazing you want to stop reading cause you don't want to finish it?  This is that book'.  [...]