Book review Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman

Occasionally you have the privilege of reading a book that warms your heart and just makes you think the world does turn out for people. This a witty book around a character we can all relate to, the odd one out. Whilst we may not be that person we can relate to them. The book…

Book Review – Circling the Sun, Paula McLain

I love to read. I love to read a lot of books but books set in places around the world really do inspire me to go out and see more. This book is set in Kenya at a time when the second born son of the English aristocracy needed a playground. Many of these playboys…

Book review – Love and Ruin, Paula McLain

Book review – Love & Ruin, Paul McLain is a book I had warning of the date it was to be published. I ordered my book in advance and went to the book shop on the day it was released. Paula creates such beautiful stories and strong female characters I would sell my shirt for…

Book review – The Yellow Villa, Amanda Hampson

The Yellow Villa was the book that filled the window at my local book shop prior to heading away for the weekend on a train. Ten hours later it was read from cover to cover and the content for a new book review – The Yellow Villa. Don’t you just love a tale about France?…

Book Review – Sunburn, Laura Lippman

Sunburn by Laura Lippman was my chosen book to take to Bali and sit by the pool with. It was great entertainment that had plenty of unpredicted twists. I love a plot I have not guessed. A novel that pressure tests my own morals and the edges of what I am comfortable with is also…

Book Review – Almost French, Sarah Turnbull

Almost French. By Sarah Turnbull. Sarah Turnbull. An Australian in Paris. Paris explained through the eyes of an Australian. French behaviour and idiosyncrasies and cultural beliefs explained from the eyes of not only an Australian but a girl from my adopted hood of the Northern Beaches. What could be better for an explanation as to how…

Book Review – Paris, He Said, Christine Seed

Paris, He Said. By Christine Seed. A book review. This book had me at the mention of Paris. I am a tragic Paris reader. I am not sure it is actually a genre of books ‘Parisian’ but I have certainly made one for myself. I like 32.3 million other people love Paris. Why 32.3 million. That’s…

Book review – Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

The book of choice Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng Why this book? INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and AMAZON’S BEST NOVEL OF 2017 Need I say more? The book is set in the authors hometown of Shaker Heights in Cleveland. It is a neat and tidy town. The book discusses a perfect Stepford Wive-type family…

Book Review – New York, Edward Rutherfurd

New York. Edward Rutherfurd. I love this authors collection of books. This was the 3rd book I read by this author after having loved reading previously Paris and London so much. Click here for my local bookshop that will assist in sourcing this book. I must admit I struggled to read this with as much gusto as…

Book Review – The Rules Do Not Apply, Ariel Levy

Having read Chris Kraus’ ‘I Love Dick’ – a cult feminist classic and been thoroughly disappointed there was little chance I would pull a book from the feminist stack for sometime. Somehow, this one crept through the ‘anti-feminist’ novels and I am glad to say it did. The book of choice The Rules Do Not…

Book Review – The Mountain Between Us, Charles Martin

As you know I flew to New York and despite all my own travel advice bought two books at the airport to read on the plane. Books I want to read on the plane are not books I want to read at home. At home I want to be challenged and entertained. On the plane…