Book Review: The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

I feel like there is a lot of content here I was never able to appreciate as a teenager and I know that this book is generally disliked by those who it has been forced upon. Perhaps it's because I was able to read at my own pace (3 days, not 3 months) or maybe because I wasn't being made to read aloud to the class in a funny accent or perhaps forcing students to analyse a book's every word just is not the way to go about reading...

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Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I know I'm in the minority here but I really couldn't get into this book. In a post apocalyptic world, a group of travelling musicians and actors wasn't enough to keep my gripped or engaged. Not awful, but with too much going on and not enough attention paid to characters and crucial plot points, "Station Eleven" is getting 2 stars from me.

Book Review: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

A decent family story with realistic varied characters, I found that "The Last Anniversary" couldn't impress me with its mystery, but kept me interested with its relationships and family dramas. I'm intrigued by Liane Moriarty's writing and will keep her in mind when choosing my next books, however this book was just too long and the predictable reveal of the Munro baby means this book is only getting three stars from me.

Book Review: Slade House by David Mitchell

Kooky and creepy, this story is completely different to things I've read before. This well crafted story is full of twists and turns which make this an engaging page turner that kept me gripped. I'm giving David Mitchell's seventh novel, "Slade House", five stars and adding Mitchell's 2014 book "The Bone Clocks", which I've heard is along the same theme, to my wish list.