The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor – Book Review

Title: The Reservoir Tapes (review copy) Companion Piece to: Reservoir 13 Author: Jon McGregor Genre/Themes: Literary Fiction, Contemporary Drama, Interlinked Stories, Short Stories, Community Setting Blurb from Goodreads Returning us to the extraordinary territory of Jon McGregor’s Man Booker Prize long-listed novel Reservoir 13, The Reservoir Tapes take us deep into the heart of an English village that … Continue reading The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor – Book Review

Us by David Nicholls – Book Review

Title: Us Author: David Nicholls Genre/Themes: Light Dramatic Fiction, Marriage Breakdown, Family Blurb from Goodreads Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their … Continue reading Us by David Nicholls – Book Review

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso – Book Review

Title: Sabrina Author: Nick Drnaso Genre/Themes: Graphic Novel, Contemporary, Fake News, Paranoia Blurb from Goodreads Video games, conspiracy theories, breakdown, murder: Everything’s gonna be all right—until it isn’t... How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Rate your overall mood from 1 to 5, 1 being poor. Rate your stress level from 1 … Continue reading Sabrina by Nick Drnaso – Book Review

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak – Book Review

Title: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World Author: Elif Shafak Genre/Themes: Literary Fiction, Death, Memory, Friendship Blurb from Goodreads An intensely powerful new novel from the best-selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour 'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from … Continue reading 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak – Book Review

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – Book Review

Title: The Testaments Series: The Handmaid's Tale #2 Author: Margaret Atwood Genre/Themes: Dystopian, Drama, Booker Prize Winner, Feminism Blurb from Goodreads In this sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalised readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers … Continue reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – Book Review

Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman – Book Review

Title: Ducks, Newburyport Author: Lucy Ellman Genre/Themes: Literary Fiction, Experimental Writing Style, Modern life, Politics, Womanhood, Motherhood, Family Relationships and Dynamics Blurb from Goodreads Latticing one cherry pie after another, an Ohio housewife tries to bridge the gaps between reality and the torrent of meaningless info that is the United States of America. She worries … Continue reading Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman – Book Review

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton – Book Review

Title: The Luminaries Author: Eleanor Catton Genre/Themes: Literary Fiction, Booker Prize Winner, Award Winner, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Fate Blurb from Goodreads It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local … Continue reading The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton – Book Review