“Walking Home” is a warm, cosy read narrated by Clare Balding as she walks around the British Isles. I really enjoyed it and felt that I was walking with a friend. I'd definitely recommend you give it a go if any of this sounds appealing to you! 5 stars.
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.
I've finally read 'P.S. I Love You' by Cecilia Ahern. After years of loving the film, I'm pleased to find that I also really enjoyed the book. Telling an uplifting story of grief and rediscovering life, this was a great 4 star read for me!
"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.
For the most part, "Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain" is a really engaging, interesting and educational read. The conditions that are described are fascinating, especially from the doctor's perspective, but I couldn't really warm to the doctor or his outdated opinions. This one gets 3 stars from me.
"Strange Weather in Tokyo" is a wonderful piece of uncluttered Japanese literature. This is a quirky romance that I'd recommend and I'm looking forward to reading more of Hiromi Kawakami's work. 4 stars!
"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.
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.
I gave "Running Like a Girl" 4 stars on my first read and I think I enjoyed it even more second time round. I'd recommend this book for anyone who wants to run, or is thinking about running, but needs that extra push to get out the door - 5 stars!
Deborah Levy's early novel "The Unloved" was odd and felt disconnected. I didn't really understand what was going on and therefore didn't enjoy reading it very much - 1 star.