"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!
"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!
"Hinton Hollow Death Trip" is full of all kinds of evil. Narrated by Evil itself, this isn't a book for the faint-hearted and is sure to keep you on your toes. I personally didn't love the style, but the story was really enjoyable and certainly unique! If you're looking for something dark, give this a try!
"Sweet Bean Paste" is a wholesome story of unlikely friendship. I loved the simplicity of this Japanese tale, but I didn't finish this book with a any strong feelings for it. This was a 3 star read for me.
I really enjoyed this who-dunnit murder mystery. The two story lines are both compelling and are intertwined well with each other. "Salvation Station" is a really great debut novel and I'd definitely recommend it for crime thriller fans. A strong 4 stars!
"The Colours That Blind" tells an important story through the eyes of a young albino boy and his grandmother. I enjoyed the plot, but for me, the dual timelines and terminology meant that I couldn't enjoy this as much as I had wanted to. This was a 2 star read for me.
It's my stop on the blog tour for "Written in Blood", the eleventh book in the series featuring LAPD Detective Robert Hunter. It's highly detailed and descriptive, it's super fast paced and made for a really enjoyable read. It’s 5 stars from me!