Review: What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts

Opening sentence: “I wasn’t sure I had enough wee for the stick.” What Happens Now?Β by Sophia Money-Coutts is – wait. Before I talk any further about the book, I know what you’re thinking:Β ‘Is that the author’s real name? Surely not?’ I know because I had that exact thought, but it turns out, yes, it is […]

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Audiobook Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Opening sentence: “You’ve got to say this for desperation: it makes you much more open-minded.” Oh I just loved, loved, loved the story of Tiffy and Leon and was a more than a little sad when my walks to and from work were no longer accompanied by them. As I mentioned in a previous post, […]

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Review: Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

Opening sentence: “Shit. Shit, shit, shit.” I don’t tend to read many unashamedly romantic books, ones that have a love story at the centre of their story, but after enjoying one or two great ones recently – including this very book – I’m starting to wonder why I don’t. I mean, I think you definitely […]

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Review: Never Greener by Ruth Jones

Never Greener by Ruth Jones. Audiobook narrated by Sharon Small. I’ve discovered that when it comes to audiobooks I prefer to listen to two types; a good old crime / murder mystery that keeps you guessing or a character-led read that feels like I’m talking to a friend about their latest news. Never Greener falls […]

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Review: Happiness for Humans by P.Z. Reizin

Β Happiness for Humans by P.Z. Reizin Opening sentence:Β “Jen sits in the bath examining her face through the forward-mounted camera on a tablet computer.” I’ve never before read a book that’s told – in part – from the point-of-view of a machine. Or, to be precise, three artificial intelligence (AI) machines, known as Aiden, Aisling and […]

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Review: The Break by Marian Keyes

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. Published 7th September 2017. The Break by Marian Keyes Opening sentence: “‘Myself and Hugh’, I say. ‘We’re taking a break.’ It is always a delight to read a Marian Keyes book, I just love her inclusive, chatty, easy-to read writing style; her books always make me feel like […]

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Review: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman Opening sentence: “You would think it impossible to find anything new in the world, creatures no man has ever seen before, one-of-a-kind oddities in which nature has taken a backseat to the coursing pulse of the fantastical and the marvellous.” Set in 1911 and told by two […]

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