The Only Suspect – Louise Candlish

Published By: Simon and SchusterPages: 432Released On: 01/02/2022 There’s the obvious story. And then there’s the truth. Alex lives a comfortable life with his wife Beth in the leafy suburb of Silver Vale. Fine, so he’s not the most outgoing guy on the street, he prefers to keep himself to himself, but he’s a good husbandContinue reading “The Only Suspect – Louise Candlish”

Looking forward to 2023…

I’m incredibly lucky in that I receive lots of advanced books to read and review – some in digital format and some physical proofs. When I started this blog I could never expect the level of generosity there is in the book world and I’m truly grateful that I get to be a part ofContinue reading “Looking forward to 2023…”

My Favourite Books of 2022: Part 2

*Contains Spoilers* Hi, so glad you could join me once again as I go through my favourite books of 2022. You’ve already read (I hope) my favourite books of January through to June, and now you’ll see July through to December. So, without further ado, I present my favourite books for the second half ofContinue reading “My Favourite Books of 2022: Part 2”

My Favourite Books of 2022: Part 1 😊

*Contains Spoilers* My end of year evaluation 2021 seemed to hit a chord with readers so I’ve decided to repeat it this year. In 2021, I aimed to read 100 books and ended up reading 200; so, not one to back down from a challenge, I made this year’s original target 200, and I haveContinue reading “My Favourite Books of 2022: Part 1 😊”

What Did I Read in 2022?

At the end of 2021, I decided to post a complete list of all the books I had read that year, plus two posts documenting my favourite reads of each month. People seemed to enjoy it, and I found it interesting to revisit the past 12 months, so I’m back doing it again. I thoughtContinue reading “What Did I Read in 2022?”

The Direction of the Wind – Mansi Shah

Published By: Lake UnionPages: 319Released On: 01/02/2023 Sophie Shah was six when she learned her mother, Nita, had died. For twenty-two years, she shouldered the burden of that loss. But when her father passes away, Sophie discovers a cache of hidden letters revealing a shattering truth: her mother didn’t die. She left. Nita Shah had everythingContinue reading “The Direction of the Wind – Mansi Shah”

WishYouWas – Alexandra Page

Published By: Bloomsbury ChildrenPages: 288Released On: 30/09/2021 It’s 1952 in smog-shrouded London. Christmas might be fast approaching, but with her mum away and Uncle Frank busy running the post office, Penny Black is lonelier than ever. All that changes when Penny discovers a small, fluffy, funny, springy and – most importantly – talking creature in the postContinue reading “WishYouWas – Alexandra Page”

Heading Home to Lavender Cottage – Alison Sherlock

Published By: BoldwoodPages: 320Released On: 09/01/2023 With nowhere else to go, Harriet Colgan has returned to the sleepy village of Cranfield to sell her beloved aunt and uncle’s cottage, the only place she ever called home. When she arrives at Lavender Cottage, Harriet discovers plans to replace the beautiful lavender fields, her uncle’s pride andContinue reading “Heading Home to Lavender Cottage – Alison Sherlock”

All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

Published By: VintagePages: 224Released On: 03/01/1996Translated By: Brian Murdoch In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the ‘glorious war’. With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young ‘unknown soldier’ experiencing theContinue reading “All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque”

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Other Festive Poems – Chosen and Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Published By: Macmillan ChildrenPages: 128Released On: 13/10/2022 A stunning, highly illustrated poetry collection containing a festive flurry of classic and modern Christmas poems chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell.  This is the perfect Christmas selection for poetry lovers of all ages. Includes much loved traditional verse: The Night Before Christmas, The Twelve Days of Christmas,Continue reading “We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Other Festive Poems – Chosen and Illustrated by Chris Riddell”