Consent – Annabel Lyons

Published by: Atlantic BooksPages: 224Date released: 28/01/2021Date read: 08/05/2021 Saskia and Jenny are twins alike in appearance only: Saskia is a grad student with a single-minded focus on her studies, while Jenny is glamorous, thrill-seeking, and capricious. Still, when Jenny is severely injured in an accident, Saskia puts her life on hold to be withContinue reading “Consent – Annabel Lyons”

The End of Men – Christina Sweeney-Baird

Published by: Borough PressPages: 416Date released: 29/04/2021Date read: 15/05/2021 Only men are affected by the virus; only women have the power to save us all. The year is 2025, and a mysterious virus has broken out in Scotland – a lethal illness that seems to affect only men. When Dr. Amanda MacLean reports this phenomenon,Continue reading “The End of Men – Christina Sweeney-Baird”

The Dictionary of Lost Words – Pip Williams

Published by: Chatto WindusPages: 336Date released: 08/04/2021Date read: 13/05/2021 In 1901, the word ‘bondmaid’ was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team ofContinue reading “The Dictionary of Lost Words – Pip Williams”

The Godmothers – Monica McInerney

Published by: Penguin Random HousePages: 333Date released: 29/09/2020Date read: 14/02/2021 Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled mother, but with the constant support of two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. Despite her tricky childhood, she always felt loved and secure. Until, just before her eighteenth birthday, a tragic eventContinue reading “The Godmothers – Monica McInerney”

The Mystery of Henri Pick – David Foenkinos

Published by: Pushkin PressPages: 288Date released: 07/05/2020Date read: 02/08/2020 In the small town of Crozon in Brittany, a library houses manuscripts that were rejected for publication: the faded dreams of aspiring writers. Visiting while on holiday, young editor Delphine Despero is thrilled to discover a novel so powerful that she feels compelled to bring itContinue reading “The Mystery of Henri Pick – David Foenkinos”

The Course of Love – Alain de Botton

Published by: PenguinPages: 222Date released: 26/01/2017Date read: 30/04/2021 Modern love is never easy. Society is obsessed with stories of romance, but what comes after happily ever after? This is a love story with a difference. From dating to marriage, from having kids to having affairs, it follows the progress of a single ordinary relationship: tender,Continue reading “The Course of Love – Alain de Botton”

Our Fathers – Rebecca Wait

Published by: RiverrunPages: 384Date released: 28/01/2021Date read: 24/04/2021 What kind of man kills his own family? When Tom was eight years old, his father took a shotgun and shot his family: his wife, his son and baby daughter, before turning the gun on himself. Only Tom survived. He left his tiny, shocked community on theContinue reading “Our Fathers – Rebecca Wait”

Worst Idea Ever – Jane Fallon

Published by: Michael JosephPages: 392Date released: 29/04/2021Date read: 01/05/2021 Best friends tell each other everything. Or do they? Georgia and Lydia are so close, they’re practically sisters. So when Lydia stars an online business that struggles, Georgia wants to help her – but Lydia’s not the kind to accept a handout. Setting up a fakeContinue reading “Worst Idea Ever – Jane Fallon”

Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro

Published by: Faber and FaberPages: 320Date released: 02/03/2021Date read: 22/04/2021 “The Sun always has ways to reach us.” From her place in the store, Klara, and Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, carefully watches the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopefulContinue reading “Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro”

The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey

Published by: MantlePages: 352Date released: 10/03/2020Date read: 22/05/2020 Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum’s collection of mammals. Once she and her exhibits arrive at Lockwood Manor, however, where they are to stay for the duration of the war, Hetty soon realises that she’s taken on moreContinue reading “The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey”