It's my stop on the blog tour for “Mrs England”, Stacey Halls' third novel and it's her third masterpiece! This is a really immersive, enjoyable piece of historical fiction that kept me engaged from start to finish. It’s 5 stars from me!
Although I know I'm in the minority, I'm afraid that for me, "Shuggie Bain" wasn't a hit. There were moments that I liked but they were few and far between and I struggled to engage with this very sad and bleak story. This was a 2 star read for me.
“Madame Burova” is another fun read by Ruth Hogan. I enjoyed the descriptive writing and following Billie and Imelda as the uncover Billie's true parentage but got a little lost in the past. It’s another 3 star read for me!
Norwegian Wood” by Japanese author Haruki Murakami had been on my list for a while but unfortunately it didn't turn out to be my cup of tea. I enjoyed the writing style and some of the more poignant chapters but struggled quite a lot with the plot. This was a 2 star read for me.
It's my stop on the blog tour for "The Beach Party Mystery". This wasn't my favourite crime story, but it was still a great read. The characters are engaging and the narration had a charming feel to it. I'd definitely recommend it!
"Silver Sparrow" is a story is about two young girls trying to find their way in a dysfunctional world full of secrets and lies. This was an okay 3 star read for me and probably not one I'm going to remember long term.
"Behind the Scenes at the Museum" tells the historical story of one woman and her family. I couldn't connect with this story and struggled to keep up with the huge plethora of characters. I'm afraid this was a 1 star read for me.
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.
“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is an absolute gem and I can't wait to read more from this author. Telling the story of Evelyn Hugo, a larger than life movie star, this story is truly immersive and will have you hooked – another strong 5 stars!
"Daisy Jones and the Six" has quickly earned it's place in my favourite reads of all time. Telling the story of a fictional rock band in the 70s, this story is so real. It's fully immersive, compulsive and addictive - a very strong 5 stars!