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Book Review: A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carré

I was given a copy of A Most Wanted Man by Penguin Modern Classics as part of the John Le Carré book blog tour. Huge thank you to the team at Penguin Modern Classics, as well as John Le Carré, for this opportunity. Don’t forget to check out the other stops on this tour, which review the other books by John Le Carré. He now … Continue reading Book Review: A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carré

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Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

Blurb Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van. Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn’t know why and Satoru won’t say.  Set against the backdrop of Japan’s changing seasons … Continue reading Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

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Book Review: Lancelot by Giles Kristian

I received my copy of Lancelot as part of the Lancelot blog tour, in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Anne Cater and Giles Kristian for the review copy! My first foray into arthurian legend was the BBC adaptation, Merlin. Sure, it was cheesy in places, melodramatic, and had terrible CGI, but I was enthralled nonetheless. Dragons and sword fights – affairs and mystery … Continue reading Book Review: Lancelot by Giles Kristian

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Book Review: The Hope and Anchor by Julia Kite

This book review is part of The Hope and Anchor Blog Tour. I received my copy of The Hope and Anchor in exchange for an honest review. Huge thank you to Anne Cater, Julia Kite, and the publishing team at Unbound for the chance to review this book!   One thing I think people often forget about books is that where we are in life … Continue reading Book Review: The Hope and Anchor by Julia Kite

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Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Every now and then I come across a book that is written like a tapestry. From a distance, the novel is stunning. It’s a story that moves you, a story that hits you in the heart and doesn’t hold back the punches. Then you step closer. You peer into the structure of the book itself and find even more to marvel at. Characters, plot, description, … Continue reading Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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Book Review: Prosecco Christmas by Sylvia Ashby

This book review is part of the Prosecco Christmas Blog Tour, hosted by Neverland Blog Tours! For more information about other blog stops, you can find the schedule here. Thanks again!   Here we are again, my lovelies! Sylvia Ashby is back with a new festive, food fueled adventure. While I enjoyed her second book, The Sinking Chef, there were elements – such as the … Continue reading Book Review: Prosecco Christmas by Sylvia Ashby

Book Review: The Sinking Chef by Sylvia Ashby

Another huge thank you to Jenny (otherwise known as Jenny in Neverland) for setting up this blog tour. If you haven’t yet, feel free to check out my interview with the author, Sylvia Ashby. There’s even a giveaway! With all that said, it’s time to give my thoughts on Sylvia’s book: The Sinking Chef. I’ll be honest – Women’s Fiction is a field I am … Continue reading Book Review: The Sinking Chef by Sylvia Ashby

Book Review: Stoner by John Williams

Tragedy is really hard to write. You may have character deaths, unrequited love, bitter wars, enemies, or even tragic irony. But tragedy is more than sadness. Tragedy is having a character, so full of hope and ambition, be slowly torn apart by his own flaws, or the flaws of the world around him. True tragedy – the kind that is both gut-wrenching and also narratively … Continue reading Book Review: Stoner by John Williams

Book Review: The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel

I have talked about Emily St. John Mandel three times on this blog. I have reviewed Station Eleven. I have reviewed Last Night in Montreal. And I have reviewed The Singer’s Gun. Now, with her new book set to release in 2019, I think it’s about time we finish the collection. Don’t you? SYNOPSIS The Lola Quartet: Jack, Daniel, Sasha and Gavin, four talented musicians … Continue reading Book Review: The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel

Book Review: Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel

Have you ever been grappled by a first page? You pick up a book without any expectations, open it, and from the very first sentence you feel its hands grip you? You can’t tear your eyes away. You can’t get it out of your thoughts. And when you finally finish it, you lie back and stare at the ceiling in an existential coma? That is … Continue reading Book Review: Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel

Book Review: Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami

“I want to read Haruki Murakami. I know you’re a huge fan of the guy. Where should I start?” I get asked this question a lot. And truth be told, it’s harder than it seems. Out of every author I have ever read, Haruki Murakami is one whose work cannot be defined. It’s speculative, it’s horror, it’s literary, it’s romance, it’s drama, it’s historical, it’s … Continue reading Book Review: Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami

A Book Review: The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel made waves a few years back with her novel Station Eleven (which I have previously reviewed and loved.) It won the Arthur C. Clark award in 2015. It was on every book table and chart. However, nowadays, it always irks me whenever I come across her in the bookshop. Why? Because all of her books are now placed in the sci-fi … Continue reading A Book Review: The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel