I’ve strayed away from your books recently, Mum, and been reading books I’ve purchased in charity shops when I’ve been out op-shopping for BeckyandVince. This was one of them – many, many years ago, Fourth […]
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111. Two Remarkable Books By Owen Sheers, ‘Resistance’ and ‘I Saw a Man’.
Goodness me. I wasn’t expecting much when I picked up ‘Resistance’ for 50p in a charity shop in Kidderminster to read during my two week quarantine at Howard Springs in March 2021, but something about […]
110. ‘Accordion Crimes’ by E. Annie Proulx.
Massive, meaty, magnificent.
109. ‘Pachinko’ by Min Jin Lee.
What a surprisingly great read this turned out to be! I literally devoured it cover to cover on a rainy afternoon – knowing little but the basics of the history of the area, much of […]
107. ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver.
Oh my word. What an absolutely harrowing, enthralling, devastating book. I’m told there is a movie – I haven’t seen it and I’m glad of that as it would have entirely spoilt the unforgettable finale […]
106. ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ by Liane Moriarty.
Picked up on a whim in a recent charity shopping spree searching for costume jewellery for BeckyandVince, and thoroughly enjoyed in an afternoon sitting! This is an entertaining and quite cleverly put together novel, using […]
104. ‘Case Histories’ by Kate Atkinson.
HOW have I managed to previously overlook this author, even after reading and reviewing ‘A God in Ruins’ back in 2018…honestly, it’s a burning question! ‘Behind the Scenes at the Museum’ was another one of […]
102. ‘Parade’s End’ by Ford Madox Ford.
This is a book I have tried to read previously but I just got so bogged down in the ‘wordiness’ of it, I gave up. However due to the miracle that is the internet, I […]
100. ‘The Strangers Child’ by Alan Hollinghurst
Another novel by the author of ‘The Line of Beauty’, this book is really so well constructed and written, even though the story line tends to wander a little. However, this author is just such […]
92. ‘City of Girls’ by Elizabeth gilbert.
If you know me, you’ll know that ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ is right up there as one of my least liked books, and as a result, I haven’t read anything else from this author…until now! This […]