‘Bewilderment’ is a wonderful book! It is beautifully written and made me look at the world in a completely different way. What it lacks in pace and action, it gains, in bucketloads, in tackling the ‘big’ ideas - human impact on the world, the existence of life on other planets, and probably the biggest one … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Bewilderment’ by Richard Powers
Publishing in September 2021, is 'The Magician', a new book by Colm Tóibín, author of many, many books including 'Brooklyn' and 'Nora Webster'. This is a largely fictional, yet meticulously researched, account of the life of Thomas Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning German author of 'Death in Venice' and 'The Magic Mountain'. The story begins with … Continue reading Book review of ‘The Magician’ by Colm Tóibín
A little look at what I've been reading over the last week.
One of the most anticipated sequels of the year!
I've done LOTS of reading in the last week or so. So many lovely books to share with you this week!
Introducing a brand new psychological thriller: 'Care for Me'
Review of a lovely new romance set in the Tuscan countryside.
What parent doesn’t want the best for their child? What parent doesn’t sometimes feel overwhelmed by the responsibility? What parent doesn’t respond to offers to be guided, helped and offered the best for their child? When Claudia finds that her four-year-old son, Henry, is being ‘difficult’ at nursery, she’s embarrassed and ashamed, thinking that her … Continue reading Book review of ‘The Hawthorne School’ by Sylvie Perry
Considering that I’ve been enjoying the summer break from teaching for the last three weeks, I haven’t really done too much reading in July, as I’ve been trying to get some writing done. I’ve been fortunate in getting the opportunity to read some fabulous ARCs this month. ‘A Line to Kill’ is the third in … Continue reading July Reading Round-up
I’ve been lucky enough to read some really gripping crime novels this year, and ‘How to Kill your Family’ is another great read. In this darkly sarcastic novel, the serial killer tells you all about their inventive killing spree as though you’re their best friend, and their chatty narrative makes you forget that there’s anything … Continue reading Book review of ‘How to Kill your Family’ by Bella Mackie