“Tell Me a Secret” is a light-hearted look at a work friendship. Can you trust your work colleagues with your deepest secrets? Despite being a little predictable, I enjoyed this story but probably wouldn't recommend the audiobook. This was a good three star read for me.
"Media Queen" is a really fun, light and easy read about one woman's ambition to become a success in the media world. I enjoyed the story for the most part, but felt that this was more of a YA read. It's an enjoyable 3 stars from me!
It's my stop on the blog tour for "Sea Wife". This book takes a complex look at marriage and family life whilst sailing the sea around the Caribbean. The writing is beautiful at times but with themes of depression and abuse this isn't a particularly upbeat read. I struggled a little with the terminology but enjoyed it nonetheless. This was a strong 3 star read for me!
"Breakfast at Bronzefield" is a honest, candid look at life in a female prison. Highlighting some of the hidden truths behind locked doors, this was a really interesting, educational read - an enjoyable 3 stars for me!
"The Family Upstairs" is a dark domestic mystery that has been really popular with readers. For me, the book was good, but nothing special - 3 stars.
It's my stop on the blog tour for "A Hundred Million Years and a Day", a passionate adventure novel following one man on his quest to find the bones of a dinosaur. I didn't feel completely immersed in the story but I found this to be an enjoyable read with a really good translation.
Jonathan Van Ness has written a courageous memoir about his life so far in which he bares all. It's both fun and heartbreaking, warm and educational. I didn't love this read but I appreciate the journey that JVN has been through so far - 3 stars.
"An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell" is an enjoyable quick read, but it's not something that's going to stay with me forever. It sits somewhere in the middle of my varying opinions of Deborah Levy's work so far - 3 stars.
It's my stop on the blog tour for 'The Butchers' by Ruth Gilligan! This is an interesting story set in Ireland in 1996. Full of folklore and tradition, this is a compelling coming-of-age story reflecting the changing views and beliefs at this time.
It's my stop on the blog tour for "The Fallout" by Rebecca Thornton. "The Fallout" follows the story of Liza and Sarah, two mums just trying to do their best for their children. It's full of drama and is a bit of a roller-coaster read, putting a smile on your face one minute and bringing a tear to your eye the next. I enjoyed this myself but think it would be more suited to an audience of parents.