Bella Mackie's book "Jog On: How Running Saved My Life" wasn't what I was expecting and sadly this wasn't what I was looking for. I'm sure that this book will be really beneficial to those wanting to learn a little more about mental health, but if you're expecting a book specifically about running, I would probably give this one a miss.
“The Lost Lights of St Kilda" is a tale of love, hope and culture that I'm sad to say that wasn't really my cup of tea. This is a beautifully written book and I'm sure it is one that will be adored by many, but for me it was a little slow moving and that took away from my overall enjoyment. I'm rating this one 2 stars.
“Record of a Night Too Brief” is an extremely quirky collection of stories by Japanese author Hiromi Kawakami. For the most part I enjoyed the writing of these stories, but really they were just a little too strange for me to enjoy fully - 2 stars.
"Three Japanese Short Stories" is a tiny collection of short stories that won't take you long to read. For me they were just okay and nothing to shout home about - 2 stars for now.
"All The Wrong Places" wasn't my cup of tea. Sold as a thriller, this book is a little more chick-lit than suspense. I enjoyed some of the characters and their story lines but overall this is a 2 star read for me.
Despite starting this read with a great deal of optimism, "How to Play Dead" wasn't really my cup of tea. I was expecting a gripping thriller but instead this is more of a slow study if characters and their relationships. It's 2 stars from me for this one.
Contrary to popular opinion, I didn't love "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and the writing style was most responsible for this. I didn't hate it, but I just didn't feel it was for me - 2 stars.
"Dangerous Deception at Honeychurch Hall" is a quaint story but it wasn't really for me. I'd recommend this one for fans of a light-hearted British mystery.
Despite enjoying some parts of this story of an inter-racial family in the seventies, I found most of it to be slow moving and really not that interesting. "Everything I Never Told You" seems to be well reviewed by others, but unfortunately isn't going to win any awards in my books - 2 stars.
A story of espionage during WW2 sounds like it's going to be a winner, but in reality I found that "Transcription" was a little boring and slow-paced for my liking. I liked the premise, but the story didn't impress - 2 stars.