Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
Apr20

Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson is one of my favourite authors (Life After Life is possibly my favourite book EVER) and I thought I’d read all of her books, so I was pleasantly surprised recently to discover a couple that I hadn’t read, including Human Croquet. Set in the 1960s, It is the story of 16 year old Isobel Fairfax, an awkward and often lonely teenager raised variously by her mother, father, aunt, grandmother and stepmother. Her...

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He Said/ She Said by Erin Kelly
Apr06

He Said/ She Said by Erin Kelly

My friend lent me He Said/ She Said and it took me a while to get round to reading it. I’d never heard of the book or Erin Kelly before and the blurb didn’t particularly excite me. I read it straight after Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a really tough act to follow. I thought I was going to be disappointed in whatever I read next. But I’m pleased to say that I wasn’t. Far from it. In 2015,...

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Mar23

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I’m rather late to the Eleanor Oliphant party. All of the hardcore readers read it last year and over the last few weeks a lot of people who don’t read as much have been reading it too. I actually bought it a few weeks ago, but it had to wait its turn behind two books I was desperate to read – Three Things About Elsie by the author of a book I loved (The Trouble with Goats and Sheep) and Still Me, the sequel to the...

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Still Me by JoJo Moyes
Mar16

Still Me by JoJo Moyes

***Warning – contains spoilers for Me Before You and After You, but not for Still Me! Still Me is the third part in the Me Before You series. I can’t tell you how much I loved that book. It took me by surprise because it’s ‘not my sort of book’. So when I saw that Still Me, was out, I had to read it! I generally have a rule of not buying hardbacks, because they’re not very good value, but I had some...

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Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
Mar02

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon was one of my absolute favourite books of 2017, so I was very excited about reading her second novel, Three Things About Elsie, even though it was still in hardback. As a rule, I don’t buy hardback books just because they’re too expensive, but I had some book tokens which I kept forgetting to send and was worried would go out of date, so it seemed the sensible thing to do...

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The Thirst by Jo Nesbo
Feb23

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

The Harry Hole books by Jo Nesbo were some of the first thrillers I ever read – and I loved them. It’s been a long time since Police, the previous Harry Hole book, so I was very excited when I spotted The Thirst. But, now I’ve developed my obsession with psychological thrillers, would I still love the Harry Hole books as much? Yes I would. Harry Hole has given up life in the police and is now a lecturer. He is...

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