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

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

Molly’s Game by Molly Bloom – Book Review

Title: Molly’s Game Author: Molly Bloom Genre/Themes: Memoir, Underground Poker, Celebrities, Hollywood Elite, Wall Street Billionaires, Criminal Underworld, Glamour, Money, Power, Greed Blurb from Goodreads When Molly Bloom was a little girl in a small Colorado town, she dreamed of a life without rules and limits, a life where she didn’t have to measure up … Continue reading Molly’s Game by Molly Bloom – Book Review

Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog by Lauren Fern Watt – Book Review

Title: Gizelle's Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog Author: Lauren Fern Watt Genre: Non-Fiction, Dogs, Memoir Blurb from Goodreads Lauren Watt took her 160-pound English Mastiff to college—so of course after graduation, Gizelle followed Lauren to her first, tiny apartment in New York. Because Gizelle wasn’t just a dog; she was a … Continue reading Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog by Lauren Fern Watt – Book Review

The Telomerase Revolution by Michael Fossel – Book Review

Title: The Telomerase Revolution Author: Michael Fossel Genre: Science Non-Fiction, Health Blurb from Goodreads Science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough. We now understand more about aging—and how to prevent and reverse it—than ever before. Twenty years ago, there was still considerable debate of the nature of human aging, with a variety of … Continue reading The Telomerase Revolution by Michael Fossel – Book Review

Spectacles by Sue Perkins – Book Review

Title: Spectacles Author: Sue Perkins Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction Blurb from Goodreads When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report … Continue reading Spectacles by Sue Perkins – Book Review

Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis – Book Review

Title: Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life Author: Samantha Ellis Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography Blurb from Goodreads Anne Brontë is the forgotten Brontë sister, overshadowed by her older siblings -- virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emily and dissolute Branwell. Tragic, virginal, sweet, stoic, selfless, Anne. The less talented Brontë, the other Brontë. Or that's what Samantha … Continue reading Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis – Book Review

Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci – Book Review

Title: Taste My Life Through Food Author: Stanley Tucci Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Food and Drink Blurb from Goodreads From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen. Before Stanley Tucci became a household name with The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, and the … Continue reading Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci – Book Review

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa – Book Review

Title: A Ghost in the Throat Author: Doireann Ní Ghríofa Genre: Non-Fiction, Auto-Fiction, Historical Research, Memoir Blurb from Goodreads A true original. In this stunningly unusual prose debut, Doireann Ní Ghríofa sculpts essay and autofiction to explore inner life and the deep connection felt between two writers centuries apart. In the 1700s, an Irish noblewoman, … Continue reading A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa – Book Review

Handiwork by Sara Baume – Book Review

Title: Handiwork Author: Sara Baume Genre/Themes: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Grief, The Creation of Art Blurb from Goodreads In this contemplative short narrative, artist and acclaimed writer Sara Baume charts the daily process of making and writing, exploring what it is to create and to live as an artist. A short, elegant piece that encompasses images and … Continue reading Handiwork by Sara Baume – Book Review

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green – Book Review

Book Title: The Anthropocene Reviewed Author: John Green Genre/Themes: Non-Fiction, Essay Collection, The Human Experience Blurb from Goodreads A deeply moving and mind-expanding collection of personal essays in the first ever work of non-fiction from #1 internationally bestselling author John GreenThe Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the … Continue reading The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green – Book Review

Evolutions: Fifteen Myths that Explain Our World by Oren Harman – Book Review

Title: Evolutions: Fifteen Myths that Explain Our World (review copy) Author: Oren Harman Genre/Themes: Non-Fiction, Science, Philosophy Blurb from Goodreads A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was … Continue reading Evolutions: Fifteen Myths that Explain Our World by Oren Harman – Book Review