I listened to Kim Jiyoung's story in audiobook format and for me it was just okay. The author Cho Nam-Joo uses this story to illustrate a really important message though and I think this is worthwhile read, especially as it's so short. This was 3 stars for me, but I'd definitely still recommend it and may try reading, rather than listening, to this one again soon.
“The Weddings” is a lovely story about modern marriage, secrets and stories untold. It wasn't my favourite of the Inheritance Series but still a solid 4 stars!
This little book contains a highly influential and powerful piece of writing in Martin Luther King Jr's "Letter From Birmingham Jail". This is a tiny book at a tiny price so I'd definitely recommend you pick it up if you haven't already read it.
“Zenith Man” is an impressive little story and Harold Pardee is a well-developed character and an intriguing man. This book isn't going to take you long to read, but it's a sweet read that I'd recommend.
“Everything My Mother Taught Me” is an impressive little story with a strong leading character. For such a quick read, this story packs a punch and I’d recommend giving it a try, it’s only short after all!
It's my stop on the blog tour! Touching on themes of friendship, forgiveness and metal health, “The Fathers, the Sons and the Anxious Ghost” is a lovely little novella told from the perspective of six connected men.
“A Little Romance” is a feel-good story that's a lovely addition to the Fairhill series by Alix Kelso. Exploring themes of loneliness, grief, friendship and romance, this novella is a quick read that's bound to put a smile on your face - 5 stars!
A short story of theft, drugs and the lives behind them, "Smash and Grab" is a gritty tale with several twists to keep things interesting. It's a short but enjoyable read that I'd recommend to crime fans - 3 stars from me. Thanks to the author Joe Albanese who sent me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
It's clear that I've found my new favourite author. This is the third book I've read by Yoko Ogawa and I've enjoyed everyone. Ogawa is a beautifully simplistic story teller and these three short stories are dark but certainly worth a read - 4 stars.
"Hotel Iris" is a novella that's opened a whole world of literature to me. Translated from Japanese, Ogawa tells a difficult story in a beautifully simply way. It may not be for everyone, and I know that this kind of book is always going to receive mixed reviews due to its tricky subject matter, but the writing style is right up my street and I personally can't wait to read more.