Although I know I'm in the minority, I'm afraid that for me, "Shuggie Bain" wasn't a hit. There were moments that I liked but they were few and far between and I struggled to engage with this very sad and bleak story. This was a 2 star read for me.
“Soon" by Lois Murphy has a really interesting plot with a lot of potential but unfortunately I didn't enjoy the story overall. A little too slow paced for my tastes, this was a 2 star read for me.
“The Silver Road” in audiobook wasn't my cup of tea. I struggled with the format and didn't really get into the story. I'd like to give this one a try in traditional print at some point in the future. Keep your eyes peeled for an update!
Whilst I don't think it's revolutionary, I found the topic of "Give and Take" to be quite interesting and it sparked some really great discussion. The overall style wasn't to my tastes though and I'd have preferred not to have had the lengthy, detailed examples that dragged this book out for me. I wouldn't recommend it as a book, but won't be ruling out the work of Adam Grant going forward, because I think the message is good, it's the format that didn't quite work - 2 stars for the book.
It's my stop on the blog tour for "The Last Snow", a dark, atmospheric crime drama that I really enjoyed. It's well written and so descriptive. I think fans of the genre will love this one, it's a big 4 stars from me!
"If You Could Go Anywhere" is a nice read, but it sadly didn't blow me away. It was a little slow moving and I wasn't too keen on the characters. I'm very open to other Paige Toon reads, but this one was a 2 star read for me.
Norwegian Wood” by Japanese author Haruki Murakami had been on my list for a while but unfortunately it didn't turn out to be my cup of tea. I enjoyed the writing style and some of the more poignant chapters but struggled quite a lot with the plot. This was a 2 star read for me.
I enjoyed the overall message, and for a short while I enjoyed the extended metaphor, but as the book continued, I lost concentration and interest. "Adventures in Opting Out" was a 2 star read for me.
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.
Anna Kendrick's autobiography is a humorous read and I'm sure that it would be well loved by her huge fan base, but for me, I'm sorry to say that it wasn't that interesting or memorable - 2 stars.