“Corpses in Enderby” is another good piece of 1950s detective fiction by George Bellairs. This is a nice story, but just an okay 3 star read for me. I won't be ruling out Bellairs' books in the future though (there are loads more for me to read!)
"The Guest Cat" is a short and sweet book that I'd recommend for cat-lovers but also for fans of Japanese literature. It wasn't one of my favourites, but it's a short, quick read that'll warm your heart. 3 stars from me.
It's my stop on the blog tour for "Leaves" by John Simmons. "Leaves" is very well written story of humanity and community. Parts of the description in particular is beautiful, like reading a poem or song lyrics.
“The Hope Family Calendar” is a light and easy read looking at family relationships following a tragic loss. It was a little predictable and I felt that something was missing, but I enjoyed it - 3 stars.
It's my stop on the blog tour for "The Birthday House" by Jill Treseder. "The Birthday House" is a powerful short read examining a real-life murder during the 1950s. Exploring how this crime affected the lives of those who knew the family, this really is a compelling and heart-wrenching story.
Today we're celebrating “Gorgito's Ice Rink” with a birthday blitz! "Gorgito's Ice Rink" is an interesting story, especially for someone with little knowledge of Russia. This book is a tale of love, loss and broken promises that deserves a little love on its publication birthday. I'm sure many people will enjoy this story and learn a little bit while reading too.
"The Choke" isn't an easy read, it's gritty and it's disturbing in places, but don't let that put you off - author Sofie Laguna is highly praised and rightfully so. This is a powerful read but not one I can say I enjoyed all that much - it's 3 stars from me.
"The Good Luck Girls" had a great opening and I also liked the ending, but I got lost somewhere in the middle. It was an enjoyable read and I'd recommend this for adventure fans or someone looking for a more contemporary Wild West type story – 3 stars.
Living My Best Li(f)e is a feel-good story of friendship and community spirit that would be a ideal holiday read. It's also an important reminder that what you see on social media isn't always the truth - sometimes #livingmybestlife is a little more #livingmybestlie.
It’s my stop on the “In The Company of Strangers” blog tour! Debut author Awais Khan tells a captivating story giving us a peek at life in high society Pakistan. This book isn't perfect but it is an eye-opening account that I'd recommend as a kind of modern day Pakistani Anna Karenina and if you don't know much about the country, give this one a try!