The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris
Feb01

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris

As soon as I read a review of The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris, I just knew I had to read it. The reviewer said it had the same quirkiness and warmth of Eleanor Oliphant. And, like most people, I really, really love Eleanor Oliphant. So it was straight on to Waterstones click and collect (I like to support the local high street rather than throw all my hard earned cash at Amazon). And The Colour of Bee...

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The Woman in the Window by A J Finn
Jan25

The Woman in the Window by A J Finn

I’d seen The Woman in the Window on social media quite a bit over the past couple of months. Emblazoned with the words ‘Over 2 million copies sold’ and a recommendation from Gone Girl author, Gilllian Flynn on the cover, I knew that I had to jump on the bandwagon and read it. It turns out that it was the right thing to do because The Woman in the Window is one of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a...

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A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Jan18

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

I’ve been a fan of Jodi Picoult for a very long time, so I didn’t even have to check the blurb to find out what A Spark of Light was about. I just bought it. A Spark of Light is set almost entirely in ‘The Center for women’s reproductive health’. While women can go there to get the pill or to find out that they’ve got cancer, most women go there for an abortion. Set in deeply religious Mississippi,...

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The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
Jan11

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is a literary author. I’ve read a handful of his books over the years, going right back to when I was at school. So when I saw The Noise of Time in Waterstones, I thought I would give it a go. The blurb certainly sounded interesting. But then I realised that I read Julian Barnes books so rarely that I can’t actually remember whether I like them or not… The Noise of Time is a tiny little book –...

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What I read in 2018
Jan10

What I read in 2018

I love reading more than anything else. It is certainly right up there with running. If you left me alone for a month, I wouldn’t switch the TV on, but I would get through a lot of books and would be very happy. I’d much rather read a book than spend time on social media or read a magazine (although I do those things too). For me, reading is escapism. I read books because I love them, not because I want to learn or better...

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On the Bright Side by Hendrik Groen
Jan04

On the Bright Side by Hendrik Groen

I picked up On the Bright Side as part of a pile of books I bought with a Waterstones voucher for my birthday. When I came to read it a few months later, I wondered what I’d been thinking of. It didn’t really sound like my cup of tea and also it was described as: ‘For everyone who loved The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared’. I’ll be honest, The Hundred-Year-Old Man left...

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