Book Review: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

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.… Read More Book Review: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Audiobook Review: Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay

“Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas” is a quick collection of anecdotes from Adam Kay’s time working for the NHS. It’s a nice read that you’ll likely enjoy, but it doesn’t have the same impact as his previous book. 3 stars from me!… Read More Audiobook Review: Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay

Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Again I’m underwhelmed by Jessie Burton, and I’m beginning to think that perhaps she’s not the author for me. “The Miniaturist” started well but couldn’t really keep me interested and its 400+ pages dragged on quite a lot which definitely didn’t help the situation. I didn’t hate it but I won’t be recommending this book to anyone in a hurry – 2 stars.… Read More Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Book Review: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones’s Diary was an easy four star read for me. It’s certainly not the best book ever written, but it’s fun, British and so relatable. Who hasn’t had body insecurities, faced a stinking hangover or felt the judgement of others? I’d recommend this book for fans of the film – read it and fall in love with Bridget all over again!… Read More Book Review: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Book Review: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

A short but powerful dystopian story that really makes you think. The UK is underwater due to rapidly rising sea levels and this book explores the story of one woman coping with motherhood, love, loss and chaos all at the same time. It’s not your typical read so don’t go in expecting full descriptive paragraphs and lengthy dialogue because that’s not what you’ll find. I really liked this one so it’s 5 stars from me.… Read More Book Review: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce

“Dear Mrs Bird” tells the heartwarming story of plucky heroine, Emmy Lake and her best friend Bunty, two young women living in London in the 1940s. The characters are warm, funny and charming and all help to highlight the incredible impact that war had on people’s personal lives, as well as the contributions of hardworking men and women at the time. I really enjoyed this one – 5 stars.… Read More Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce