"999 - My Life on the Frontline of the Ambulance Service" is an educational, sometimes heart-breaking memoir by ambulance medic Dan Farnworth. This is definitely a book that more people should be reading - it's 4 stars from me!
"Girl, Woman, Other" is a worthy winner of the Booker Prize. Telling the story of 12 interconnected fictional characters, this is a fantastic observational novel that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend - 5 stars!
“Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" is not as accessible as the title and blurb will have you believe. I didn't really understand anything and after persevering through the majority, I added this to my DNF pile. Sorry!
It's my stop on the blog tour for "The Beach Party Mystery". This wasn't my favourite crime story, but it was still a great read. The characters are engaging and the narration had a charming feel to it. I'd definitely recommend it!
"Silver Sparrow" is a story is about two young girls trying to find their way in a dysfunctional world full of secrets and lies. This was an okay 3 star read for me and probably not one I'm going to remember long term.
"Perfect Remains" is a great start to the D.I. Callanach series by Helen Fields. I really enjoyed the narration in this audiobook and the crime story kept me gripped too. This was a 4 star read for me, not quite perfect, but very good!
"Educated" is a rewarding, powerful memoir by Tara Westover. It's not an easy read, but I've learned a lot through Tara's story and would recommend that you do too. 4 stars!
"The Haunting of Hill House" wasn't as scary as I had expected and the story wasn't what I was expecting either! That said, I really enjoyed this classic horror. It's well written and the protagonist is one of my favourite characters in a long time - 4 stars!
I liked the short, snappy chapters and fact that the overall message is a positive one, but the story itself wasn't to my tastes. "Posioned" was a 2 star read for me, but I'd still recommend it for fantasy fans, or someone who enjoys fairy tale retellings.
"Postscript" is a wonderful follow up to the bestseller "P.S. I Love You". Author Cecelia Ahern allows us to catch up with Holly Kennedy 7 years later and does so beautifully. I really liked this one, a strong 4 stars!