Book Reviews

3 April 2013

Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon

As Lucy embarks upon a 24 hour flight to Australia, she finds a text message on her phone from her boyfriend, or who she thinks is her boyfriend James; she ...

2 April 2013

Black Spring by Alison Croggon

This was my most anticipated novel of 2013 and Alison Croggon does not disappoint. Black Spring, based closely on Wuthering Heights, takes place in a fantasy world where the North ...
27 March 2013

The Wedding Date by Liz Young

Originally released in 2004 under the name Asking For Trouble, it was changed for a tie in edition after a film adaptation in 2005 starring Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney and ...

25 March 2013

Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

I’ve never really been a fan of dystopian fiction, but encouraged by reading When We Were Orphans also by Ishiguro, I decided to read Never Let Me Go anyway. Whilst ...
19 March 2013

Book Review: A Man of Parts by David Lodge

David Lodge’s latest novel, A Man of Parts, truly displays his academic intellect and his light-hearted, down-to-earth, and often humorous style of fiction. Following the life of the writer H. ...
18 March 2013

Book Review: The Unseen by Alexandra Sokoloff

Laurel MacDonald has a dream that ends her relationship and begins her new life in North Carolina at Duke University. She finds herself engrossed in the files of the Rhine ...

4 March 2013

Review: Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

                      From my small window seat, I can see the left wing of the plane that is taking John and ...

4 March 2013

Book Review: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Jocelyn Butler has gone through so much in her 22 years. She lost her parents and baby sister when she was 14 and then a year later she lost her ...
21 February 2013

The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

A tale of intrigue and conspiracy, Umberto Eco’s latest novel The Prague Cemetery brings to life nineteenth-century Europe with all the gusto that will always make historical fiction my favourite ...
19 February 2013

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11 February 2013

Book Review – The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonass

Allan Karlsson is a resident at Malmköping’s Old People’s Home quietly sitting in his room awaiting his one-hundredth birthday party to begin, where the press and Mayor will be present; ...

4 February 2013

Book review: P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern Holly has lost Gerry. The story follows her life after he has died through love letters he has prepared for her before his demise.  ...
31 January 2013

Book Review: A Passionate Love Affair With A Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson

To sum up Charley Lambert in one word, it would be ‘Workaholic.’ Whether it’s her job, or her extra-curricular activities, she never stops and hardly ever sleeps, that’s how busy ...

30 January 2013

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris

Set across two time zones and two British cities, Gillespie and I had the potential to be a very good novel, full of mystery and intrigue. Harriet Baxter, an unmarried ...
29 January 2013

Book Review: The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year by Sue Townsend

This book initially caught my eye sitting on the shelves of WHSmith around Christmas time. While busy shoppers flew past me in the aisle, all I wanted to scream was ...

21 January 2013

Book Review- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I have not sat down with a good thriller in a while so I was very much hoping for ‘Gone Girl’ to be a page-turner, and I was not disappointed. ...

19 January 2013

Book review- One Day by David Nicholls

Having recently graduated from university and finding that entering the real world loomed ever closer, this book instantly appealed to me. As the characters face the prospect of leaving the ...
18 January 2013

Book Review- Somebody to Love by Sheryl Browne

Donna is a single mum and even though her philandering ex-husband is exactly that - her ex, he seems to think that he can still bully her and control what ...

18 January 2013

Book Review- Somebody to Love by Sheryl Browne

Donna is a single mum, getting on with life albeit not very confidently. The three greatest loves of her life are her son Matt, her rabbit Findus and her three ...

15 January 2013

Book Review- The Small Island by Andrea Levy

Small Island turned out to be a surprisingly well-chosen Christmas present this year from my brother. Normally I’ll read anything, good or bad, without thinking much about it; with Small ...
14 January 2013

Book Review- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Being lost in a world of books, to me as an English Literature student seems like a heavenly place! But this story uncovers the ‘Cemetery of Forgotten Books’, an underground ...

10 January 2013

Book Review- Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

“No one has really seen me in years… But when you saw me for the first time, you actually saw me. You saw me, and then you smiled like I ...

9 January 2013

Book Review- The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

I saw this book on the ‘bestsellers’ shelf at Waterstones, and after reading the blurb thought it sounded quite interesting. I didn’t buy it, but after seeing that it had ...

8 January 2013

Book Review- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

All of the hype surrounding the film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower had me intrigued. I was sold once I’d read the blurb and ...