The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor – Book Review

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 is trying to come to terms with what has happened on its watch. A teenage girl has gone missing. The whole community has been called … Continue reading The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor – Book Review

‘Us’ by David Nicholls – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced ONE DAY in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014. Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home. … Continue reading ‘Us’ by David Nicholls – Book Review

‘Sabrina’ by Nick Drnaso – Book Review

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 to 5, 5 being severe. Are you experiencing depression or thoughts of … Continue reading ‘Sabrina’ by Nick Drnaso – Book Review

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

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 the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they … Continue reading ’10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World’ by Elif Shafak – Book Review

‘The Testaments’ (The Handmaid’s Tale #2) by Margaret Atwood – Book Review

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 had no way of telling what lay ahead for her--freedom, prison or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. … Continue reading ‘The Testaments’ (The Handmaid’s Tale #2) by Margaret Atwood – Book Review

‘Ducks, Newburyport’ by Lucy Ellman – Book Review

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 about her children, her dead parents, African elephants, the bedroom rituals of 'happy couples', Weapons of Mass Destruction, and how to … Continue reading ‘Ducks, Newburyport’ by Lucy Ellman – Book Review

‘The Luminaries’ by Eleanor Catton – Book Review

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 men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, … Continue reading ‘The Luminaries’ by Eleanor Catton – Book Review