It's my stop on the blog tour for “For When I'm Gone”, an emotional, heartfelt story about human resilience. I really appreciate the personal experience that went into this well written debut - 4 stars.
A quick read but still entertaining, "The Arrangements" is a quirky, fictional short story about Donald Trump and his family. Give it a try if you've got a spare 30 minutes. I wouldn't say it was anything special, but an enjoyable 3 stars from me!
It's 3 stars for Shari Lapena's “Someone We Know", a story full of secrets, gossip and infidelity. I enjoyed it, but it was an okay read for me and probably not one I'll remember long term.
“Unnatural Causes” is a fascinating read. Dr Richard Shepard tells the story of his life and career working as a forensic pathologist. This is an interesting, honest and human look at his role and the events that required his involvement. I really enjoyed this - 5 stars!
"Gilding the Lily" is a domestic drama full of secrets, lies and plenty of arguments too. I had a couple of niggles, but in general found this to be enjoyable story with unexpected ending.
“The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino” is another great piece of Japanese literature that I really enjoyed. This is another quirky romance by Hiromi Kawakami that's unique, thought provoking and very well written - 5 stars!
"The Goddess of Macau" is a wonderful collection of stories that I devoured over the past couple of weeks. I didn't love them all, but that's only natural in a collection. One story in particular stood out for me and will probably stay with me for some time. I'd definitely recommend this for short stories fans and those interested in learning a little about the culture of Macau. It’s 4 stars from me!
"The Lost Words" is a beautiful audiobook, narrated by a selection of famous voices. I enjoyed this collection of poetry, but I can't help but feel that the print book would have made for a more magical read. It’s 3 stars from me.
"Why We Sleep" is a really educational read that I'd recommend for anyone interested in the subject of sleep. It covers all aspects of the topic without being overwhelming. This was a good 4 star read for me!
It's my stop on the blog tour for "The One That Got Away", a twisty thriller that'll keep you guessing right up until the end. Imagine that your ex has been murdered and you're being suspected as the killer! For the most part, this is a fast paced read and it's definitely a well written debut. A great 4 stars from me!