Book Review: The Diving Pool by Yōko Ogawa

It’s clear that I’ve found my new favourite author. This is the third book I’ve read by Yoko Ogawa and I’ve enjoyed everyone. Ogawa is a beautifully simplistic story teller and these three short stories are dark but certainly worth a read – 4 stars.… Read More Book Review: The Diving Pool by Yōko Ogawa

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Book Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

“The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” is a powerful story that needs telling, even if the story of Bruno and his new friend is not realistic. The true events that lie in the plot are terrible and should not be forgotten so books like this are always worth a read. For me the book didn’t pack as much emotion as the film, but I feel that if I had read this as a child, it would have spoken to me a lot more than it has now. It’s 4 stars from me.… Read More Book Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Book Review: The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp by Sarra Manning

Parts of this book are decent chick-lit that I enjoyed, however the rest of the book was too unbelievable for me. I wasn’t a fan of the characters or the main plot points and felt that some of the book was still stuck in the past with the original. I’d give “The Rise & Fall of Becky Sharp” two stars. … Read More Book Review: The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp by Sarra Manning

Book Review: Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets by Rose Ellen Dix & Rosie Spaughton

Rose and Rosie have put together an honest look at their lives and how they have become the people they are today. As YouTube stars with around 750,000 followers, these girls are entertaining and it felt like I was having a chat with two of my close friends. I’m sure their long term fans will love it even more than I did, it’s 4 stars from me.… Read More Book Review: Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets by Rose Ellen Dix & Rosie Spaughton

Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

“I Let You Go” seemed a promising read when I picked it up but this really wasn’t for me. While it started well I started to lose interest somewhere in the middle and didn’t care for any of the characters or what happened to them. I like thrillers to grip me throughout and keep me on my toes, but this one sadly couldn’t, therefore it’s 2 stars from me.… Read More Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh