Category: Contemporary

Review: This Is How It Always Is

Review: This Is How It Always Is

This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and, he loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, growing his hair long, and dreams of being a princess. Rosie and Penn have four boys when they decide to try, one last time, for a girl. Claude arrives and they […]

Posted February 24, 2017


Review: All We Shall Know

Review: All We Shall Know

Melody Shee is 33 when she finds herself pregnant. The father of her unborn child is not her husband, but the son of a famous Traveller whom she has been tutoring. Her husband leaves and Melody finds herself alone, contemplating taking her own life. It’s just the thought of her father that keeps her going; […]

Posted September 15, 2016


Review: Everything I Don’t Remember

Review: Everything I Don’t Remember

A young man, Samuel, is killed in a car crash. But was it an accident or was it suicide? An anonymous author decides to uncover the truth. Everything I Don’t Remember is written as transcripts from the author’s interviews with Samuel’s family and friends. At no point does our interviewer tell us who is┬átalking. He […]

Posted September 3, 2016


Review: What We Didn’t Say

Review: What We Didn’t Say

What We Didn’t Say tells the story of Jack and Laura’s marriage. Told through a unique style; a compilation of emails, diary entries and letters, this novel had me captivated from the outset. Jack’s diary tells the story of their separation – or rather his side of the story. Laura has added her own notations, […]

Posted August 1, 2016


Review: The Versions Of Us

Review: The Versions Of Us

  EMOTIONAL, THOUGHT PROVOKING, INTELLIGENT, BRILLIANT * the versions * the interlinking of the different versions through main events * I can’t think of anything. *everyone! Think Sliding Doors, except no Gwyneth Paltrow-style haircuts, 3 possible versions rather than two… oh and better! So The Versions of Us follows the 3 different courses that the […]

Posted April 19, 2015


Review: Us by David Nicholls

Review: Us by David Nicholls

It’s quite a while since I read any of David Nicholls’ work, the last being One Day. When I read the blurb for his new novel, Us, I knew I wanted to read it. I was extremely lucky to be sent a SIGNED copy by Bookbridgr; seriously guys I’m so grateful, thank you! Douglas Peterson […]

Posted October 11, 2014


Review: Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

Review: Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

Maud is concerned about her friend Elizabeth. She is missing. The problem is that Maud’s memory is failing her and no-one will believe her. We journey through the book with Maud. We’re inside her mind, a mind that forgets things – words, people, places. Her pockets are stuffed with notes written in her own writing […]

Posted June 20, 2014