Book Review: Beth O’Leary’s “The Flat Share”

My last read of July, I actually finished this a few days ago now, but I’ve been a bit too lazy to write a review – but here it is! Much like my previous book – The Hating Game – this was another out-of-character delve into a romance novel, and – surprisingly – another thatContinue reading “Book Review: Beth O’Leary’s “The Flat Share””

Book Review: Elizabeth Macneal’s “Circus of Wonders”

Like most people with this book, I brought it mainly because the cover was so visually pleasing – which I can admit in retrospect. With striking gold against black and a circus-style emerald striped pattern, it stood out from the shelf and drew me in. From the blurb, it certainly didn’t seem like it wouldContinue reading “Book Review: Elizabeth Macneal’s “Circus of Wonders””

Book Review: Sharon Bolton’s “The Split”

In an effort to get through my rather lengthy ‘to be read’ list at the moment, I seem to be alternating between light-hearted, not-too-much-brain-power-is-required reads and – of course – thrillers. Following up from the relaxing Yours Cheerfully, I decided to dive into The Split, one that has been on my shelf for a whileContinue reading “Book Review: Sharon Bolton’s “The Split””

Book Review: A J Pearce’s “Yours Cheerfully”

Initially picking this book up due to the pretty floral edges, blush pink front cover, and lovely old typewriter on the front – shallow I know – I actually finished this book quite a few days ago now, making this the longest intermission I’ve had between finishing a book and writing a review on it!Continue reading “Book Review: A J Pearce’s “Yours Cheerfully””

Book Review: Jeanine Cummins’ “American Dirt”

American Dirt isn’t a book that I picked up for myself; it’s one that I was lent by my Mum – and it’s probably a good job too because, if I’m being honest, I probably wouldn’t have bothered reading it otherwise… Not because I haven’t heard good things – I’ve heard tons of good thingsContinue reading “Book Review: Jeanine Cummins’ “American Dirt””

Book Review: Maggie O’Farrell’s “Hamnet”

From reading the blurb, this wouldn’t have been a book I necessarily swiped up and took straight to the till, but – seeing as it was “Waterstones’ Book of the Year 2020” (and had a particularly beautiful hardback cover) – I decided I would see what the fuss was about. While I do usually preferContinue reading “Book Review: Maggie O’Farrell’s “Hamnet””

Book Review: C. L. Taylor’s “Her Last Holiday”

After finishing my last book, I had a couple of reading-free days to deep-clean the flat and focus my attention on work stuff… Who knew my twenties would be so exciting? Anyway, when it came to selecting my next read, I did what I always do: pick out five or six from my bookshelf, andContinue reading “Book Review: C. L. Taylor’s “Her Last Holiday””

Book Review: B A Paris’ “The Therapist”

I picked this book up from the newly-released fiction shelf in Waterstones, drawn to the ominous title and striking cover, intrigued by an author I hadn’t yet encountered. After reading the blurb, I was tickled by a familiarity to Harlan Coben’s “Safe”, which I binge-watched on Netflix, enthralled by the heightened suspicion and toxic intrusivenessContinue reading “Book Review: B A Paris’ “The Therapist””

Book Review: Sarah Penner’s “The Lost Apothecary”

Disclaimer: While I have avoided any spoilers, I have mentioned some themes and the odd vague detail! Despite my haphazard pronunciation, I did have an idea of the meaning of “apothecary” when I added this title to my amazon basket – a dispenser of medicines, or in this case – as I learnt after readingContinue reading “Book Review: Sarah Penner’s “The Lost Apothecary””

Book Review: Elly Griffiths’ “The Postscript Murders”

Having visited Brighton a couple of times – once rather recently to enjoy one of those “experience gifts” for the British Airways i360 – I was immediately drawn to this book, my interest peaked by the mysterious cover, displaying an ominous looking Brighton Pier lurking in the mist. Upon reading the preface which set theContinue reading “Book Review: Elly Griffiths’ “The Postscript Murders””