The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak – Book Review

Title: The Island of Missing Trees (review copy) Author: Elif Shafak Genre/Themes: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, War, Family Dynamics Blurb from Goodreads Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and … Continue reading The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak – Book Review

When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman – Book Review

Title: When God Was a Rabbit Author: Sarah Winman Genre/Themes: General Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction, Family, Siblings Blurb from Goodreads This is a book about a brother and a sister. It's a book about secrets and starting over, friendship and family, triumph and tragedy, and everything in between. More than anything, it's a book about … Continue reading When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman – Book Review

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd – Book Review

Title: The Cartographers (review copy) Author: Peng Shepherd Genre/Themes: Mystery, Adventure, Fantastical, Magical Realism, Paranormal Blurb from Goodreads There are some maps you can lose yourself in... Nell Young has lived her life in and around maps. Her father, Dr. David Young, was one of the most respected cartographers in the world. But this morning … Continue reading The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd – Book Review

The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan – Book Review

Book Title: The Gloaming (review copy) Author: Kirsty Logan Book Series: Gracekeepers, #0.5 (The Gloaming acts as a stand-alone prequel to Logan’s 2015 novel Gracekeepers) Genre: Adult fiction, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Gothic Blurb from Goodreads 'The best lives leave a mark.' A bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief, and the dangerous magic that draws … Continue reading The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan – Book Review

The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman – Book Review

Book Title: The Memory Book Alternative Title: The Day We Met Author: Rowan Coleman Genre/Themes: General Fiction, Contemporary, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Blurb from Goodreads The name of your first-born. The face of your lover. Your age. Your address... What would happen if your memory of these began to fade? Is it possible to rebuild your life? … Continue reading The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman – Book Review

In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk – Book Review

Title: In Case You Missed It Author: Lindsey Kelk Genre: Contemporary Light Fiction, Comedy Blurb from Goodreads One missed chance in life…one second chance in love When Ros steps off a plane after three years away, she’s in need of a new job, a new flat and a new start. But her friends have moved … Continue reading In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk – Book Review

Encyclopaedia of Snow by Sarah Emily Miano – Book Review

Title: Encyclopaedia of Snow Author: Sarah Emily Miano Genre/Themes: Experimental Narrative, Love Blurb from Goodreads 'My wish is that you will take the key I have given you, which will give you access to my entire life: my book of solutions, all the stories I have known. Take and do with them as you please. … Continue reading Encyclopaedia of Snow by Sarah Emily Miano – Book Review

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield – Book Review

Title: Once Upon a River (review copy) Author: Diane Setterfield Genre/Themes: Historical Fiction, Fable, Folklore, Suspense, Winter Solstice Blurb from Goodreads A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned … Continue reading Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield – Book Review

Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee – Book Review

Title: Everything Here is Beautiful Author: Mira T. Lee Genre/Themes: Literary, Sisters, Love, Mental Health Blurb from Goodreads Two Chinese-American sisters — Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister’s protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must … Continue reading Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee – Book Review