Category: General fiction

Review: Gather The Daughters

Review: Gather The Daughters

I can’t quite bring myself to use the word ‘enjoyed’ to describe how I felt about this book. I mean it’s deeply unsettling but it’s so compelling, I couldn’t put it down! Melamed’s writing is in itself beautiful, but for me, it’s her telling of the story through multiple characters that really makes this book. […]

Posted July 22, 2017


Mini Review: Our Endless Numbered Days

Mini Review: Our Endless Numbered Days

I picked up this book having heard various people rave about it, so I guess I probably had fairly high hopes when I started it. I enjoyed it, just didn’t love it. So, Peggy is 8 when her father takes her away to live in a cabin in the woods. He tells her that they […]

Posted October 21, 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: Clear To Lift

Review: Clear To Lift

Alison Malone is a 28 year old Navy helicopter pilot. Her most recent posting has seen her stationed in Fallon, Nevada among the Sierra Nevada mountains as part of the Navy’s premier search and rescue squadron, the Longhorns. It’s not a post she desired, it’s more than likely a post that’s going to affect her […]

Posted July 11, 2016


Review: SHTUM

Review: SHTUM

Ben is father to Jonah, a profoundly autistic ten year old who doesn’t speak, has no sense of danger, is doubly incontinent and requires full-time care. The time has come to arrange Jonah’s progression to secondary school. Ben and his wife Emma deem the council’s selected school wholly inappropriate for Jonah’s needs and so face […]

Posted April 7, 2016


Review: The One-In-A-Million Boy

Review: The One-In-A-Million Boy

I’m not quite sure how to explain this story, but here goes! A young boy scout has been visiting Miss Ona Vitkus for weeks. He has been doing chores for her, as well as recording an interview with the 104 year old lady. He’s obsessed with Guinness World Records and together they hatch a plan […]

Posted April 3, 2016


Review & Giveaway: Homecoming

Review & Giveaway: Homecoming

Blackbird Digital Books sent me an email a few weeks ago asking if I would be interested in reading Homecoming, a novella that they described as “quite possibly the strangest romance ever told”. Well, obviously I was intrigued so I leapt at the chance to read it. Let me say, they were right! It’s the […]

Posted March 30, 2016


Review: The Bone Clocks

Review: The Bone Clocks

  The Bone Clocks is a book that spans over 60 years. Each chapter deals with a different character, at a different time. These characters are seemingly unrelated at first, until it becomes apparent that Holly Sykes is a common thread throughout. Now let me say that this was my first experience of David Mitchell’s […]

Posted June 11, 2015