Blog Tour: How We Remember by J.M. Monaco

It's my stop on the "How We Remember" blog tour! This is certainly not a book that will leave you with a smile on your face, you won't put it down feeling warm and fuzzy. It's sad and bleak - Jo's life just seems to be one bad thing after another. That said, "How We Remember" is an interesting character study that looks at how something small can change who we are and what we become.

Book Review: What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

I didn't enjoy this collection of short stories. Each story felt unfinished and underwhelming and I found that I couldn't connect with anything I was reading. Like joining a conversation somewhere in the middle where you're not 100% what's going on, these stories seemed more like snippets from a wider story and this lack of connection meant I couldn't get into most of the stories. I didn't hate it, some stories were good, so it's 2 stars for "What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky".

Book Review: Hotel Iris by Yōko Ogawa

"Hotel Iris" is a novella that's opened a whole world of literature to me. Translated from Japanese, Ogawa tells a difficult story in a beautifully simply way. It may not be for everyone, and I know that this kind of book is always going to receive mixed reviews due to its tricky subject matter, but the writing style is right up my street and I personally can't wait to read more.

Book Review: Private Dehli by James Patterson

Here's another quick page turner from James Patterson. #13 in the series, "Private Delhi" was a lot better than "Private India" and gave me a little more encouragement to pick up another. It was slightly confusing at times but as it was fast paced this didn't matter too much, especially when I was more interested in the gore! It's 3 stars from me.