The End We Start From by Megan Hunter – Book Review

Title: The End We Start From Author: Megan Hunter Genre/Themes: Speculative Fiction, Literary Fiction, Dystopia, Climate Catastrophe, Motherhood, Refugee, Survival Blurb from Goodreads As London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, she and her baby are forced to leave their home in search of safety. … Continue reading The End We Start From by Megan Hunter – Book Review

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – Book Review

Title: The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Genre/Themes: Fiction, Spirituality Blurb from Goodreads Paulo Coelho's novel tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different, and far more satisfying, listening to our hearts, of recognising opportunity … Continue reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – Book Review

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe – Book Review

Title: A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars Author: Yaba Badoe Genre/Themes: Magical Realism, Fantasy, Young Adult, Refugee Blurb from Goodreads Fourteen-year-old Sante isn’t sure where she comes from, but she has a recurring dream of escaping a shipwreck in a sea chest as a baby with her lifelong companion, golden eagle Priss. In the chest … Continue reading A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe – Book Review

Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho – Book Review

Title: Manuscript Found in Accra Author: Paulo Coelho Genre/Themes: Fiction, Spirituality, Personal Growth, Faked History Blurb from Goodreads After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to a city's final questions is unearthed from a cave in Cairo. Centuries before, on the eve of the invasion of Accra, the citizens gathered. … Continue reading Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho – Book Review

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo – Book Review

Title: The Night Tiger Author: Yangsze Choo Genre/Themes: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Mystery, Chinese Superstitions, Mythology Blurb from Goodreads They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us... A captivating and magical story set in 1930s Malaysia about a dancehall girl and an orphan … Continue reading The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo – Book Review

Nothing I Wouldn’t Do by Sara-Ella Ozbek – Book Review

Title: Nothing I Wouldn’t Do (review copy) Author: Sara-Ella Ozbek Genre: Adult Contemporary, Almost Thirty, Singledom, Career Struggles, Friendships Blurb from NetGalley How far would you go to protect a friend? Jax Levy is an almost thirty-year-old low-paid ‘journalist’ with no hope of progression. She has a love life only ever centred around a bad decision and … Continue reading Nothing I Wouldn’t Do by Sara-Ella Ozbek – Book Review

When Light is Like Water by Molly McCloskey – Book Review

Title: When Light is Like Water Author: Molly McCloskey Genre/Themes: Drama, Contemporary, Marriage, Identity, Family, Mothers and Daughters Blurb from Goodreads Alice, a young American on her travels, arrives in the West of Ireland with no plans and no strong attachments - except to her beloved mother, who raised her on her own. She falls … Continue reading When Light is Like Water by Molly McCloskey – Book Review

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – Book Review

Title: The Hazel Wood Series: The Hazel Wood #1 Author: Melissa Albert Genre/Themes: Fairytales, Young Adult, Fantasy Blurb from Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of … Continue reading The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – Book Review

Adventures of a Wonky-Eyed Boy: The Short-Arse Years by Jason Byrne – Book Review

Title: Adventures of a Wonky-Eyed Boy: The Short-Arse Years Author: Jason Byrne Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction Blurb from Goodreads Mrs Byrne, you've a beautiful, very pale, ginger-haired baby boy with a wonky eye. As she was handed me by the midwife, my mother wept for all the wrong reasons. She could have shagged a platypus and … Continue reading Adventures of a Wonky-Eyed Boy: The Short-Arse Years by Jason Byrne – Book Review

Norton’s Philosophical Memoirs by Håkan Nesser – Book Review

Title: Norton's Philosophical Memoirs Author: Håkan Nesser Genre/Themes: Fictional Memoir based on Real Life, Dogs Blurb from Goodreads Norton is probably one of the most well-travelled dogs in the world. He has chased down tennis balls in Central Park, checked out the fairer sex in Kensington Gardens and rescued a woman in distress on the … Continue reading Norton’s Philosophical Memoirs by Håkan Nesser – Book Review

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber – Book Review

Title: Wing Jones Author: Katherine Webber Genre: Realistic YA with magical realism vibes, Family Dynamics, Death due to Drunk Driving, Historical(ish) Fiction [1990s], Racism, Bullying Blurb from Goodreads With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running … Continue reading Wing Jones by Katherine Webber – Book Review

In Search of Lost Books by Giorgio van Straten – Book Review

Title: In Search of Lost Books: The Forgotten Stories of Eight Mythical Volumes Author: Giorgio van Straten Translators: Simon Carnell, Erica Segre Genre/Themes: Non Fiction, Literary Criticism, Books about Books Blurb from Goodreads This is a journey in search of the traces of eight legendary lost books. The clues are fragile, the hope of finding … Continue reading In Search of Lost Books by Giorgio van Straten – Book Review