"The Reason I Jump" is a quick, educational read intended to give the reader a little bit of an insight into the mind of a child with autism. I found quite a lot of the book to be overgeneralised, but I did find it to be poignant and really interesting in places. 3 stars!
"Him & Me" is a fun autobiography by Jack and Michael Whitehall. I'd recommend this on audio for fans of the pair, but would probably avoid it if you don't know anything about them. A great 5 stars from me!
"Girl A" is a difficult read, detailing the horrors that these girls had to endure, so certainly isn't for the faint-hearted. While it's hard to review something so real and so terrible, I'd give this book a strong 4 stars.
I'd recommended these short stories for someone looking to read something a little dark. Yōko Ogawa writes simply without over-complicating things to tell 11 stories of revenge. They may be odd or strange to some but I have really enjoyed spending a few days engrossed in these little stories and give "Revenge" 5 stars.
I loved New York but the same can be said for "Gone to New York". The facts and figures can't rescue a boring topic. After the first try I just didn't want to pick this up on my morning commute for the rest of the week but powered through. I'm giving Ian Frazier's essays just 1 star.
"The Best Book in The World" may not live up to its name, but it is fun, silly and lighthearted. Unfortunately it's the ending that lets it down which is the reason for this book receiving 3 stars.
I found "Names for the Sea" to be full of interesting facts and details of Icelandic culture, historical background and family stories. Yet the story was padded out with boring details of supermarket struggles and domestic complaints. I'll be giving Sarah Moss' "Names for the Sea" 2 stars.