My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
Oct12

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

I read about My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent on a Waterstones email and I knew I just had to read it. So I ordered it and picked it up the next day. A friend of mine described it as ‘brutal’ and she wasn’t far wrong. Luckily, I like a brutal book, especially one which oozes as much quality as My Absolute Darling does. 14 year old Turtle Alveston lives alone with her father. She doesn’t have any friends...

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Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
Oct05

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Unless you’ve been hiding under a literary rock for the last few years, you will know that Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J K Rowling, under which she writes her Cormoran Strike detective novels. Lethal White is the fourth Strike novel. I’ve loved them all, but I’m going to make a bold claim here – it might be the best. Starting where the previous book, Career of Evil finished, Strike has become a bit of...

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This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
Sep28

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

I’ve seen This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay around a lot. I knew it was about life in the NHS and written by a doctor. I’d heard it was quite good. BUT WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME HOW GOOD?! Seriously, I loved this book. It had me laughing out loud (and I’m not the kind of person who generally laughs out loud at books) within seconds of picking it. It is very, very funny. And a real eye opener on life inside the NHS. We...

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The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana
Sep21

The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana

I’m a bookworm and, as a bookworm, I get emails from Waterstones every week with their books of the week. I’ve actually had to take a break from reading the emails, because I always want ALL OF THE BOOKS. I read about The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana on a Waterstones email and within seconds I’d ordered it and another book and I’d picked them up from the local Waterstones the next day. As far as my reading...

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One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
Sep14

One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern was my fourth and final ‘summer read’. I have far less time to read over the summer holidays and often find myself only reading one book over the holidays. This makes it harder to get into a book and to follow a complicated plot line. So this year, I decided I was going to choose lighter reads over summer. When I read a review of One Hundred Names, I thought it sounded like the perfect...

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The Break by Marian Keyes
Sep07

The Break by Marian Keyes

The Break is the third of my summer holiday ‘easy reads’. It might not actually have been the best choice in some ways, as it was Marian’s previous novel, The Woman Who Stole My Life, which took me almost the entire duration of the summer holidays to read, meaning I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have done. But I love Marian Keyes and had heard good things about The Break, so I decided to give it a go,...

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