Review: What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts

Opening sentence: “I wasn’t sure I had enough wee for the stick.” What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts is – wait. Before I talk any further about the book, I know what you’re thinking: ‘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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Review: My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Opening sentence: “Whenever I woke up, night or day, I’d shuffle through the bright marble foyer of my building and go up the block and around the corner where there was a bodega that never closed.”  Like your books deadpan, witty and satirical in tone? Then you’ll love My Year of Rest and Relaxation. Our […]

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Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Opening sentence: “The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as ‘The Styles Case’ has now somewhat subsided.’ The Mysterious Affair at Styles has its place in literature history as not only the first Hercule Poirot story, but as the first novel ever published by Agatha Christie. Set in 1917, […]

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Review: Our Rainbow Queen by Sali Hughes

I know of the author of this book, Sali Hughes, as a trusted beauty journalist, she’s my go-to for advice if I need to update my skincare routine or invest in a new beauty product. What I did not know was that she shares my love for Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Our Rainbow Queen […]

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Review: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Opening sentence: ‘The windows of a spaceship casually frame miracles.’ With this evocative opening sentence, Chris Hadfield begins his unique story. He was an astronaut for 21 years and has been into space three times; the final time for five months aboard the International Space Station, starting in December 2012. Space travel is something that […]

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Monthly Review: June 2019

An excellent real-life story, a little romance, a look into the world of mummy bloggers and three very different thrillers made up my kind-of-eclectic June reading: My June Reviews… / Snap by Belinda Bauer / The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright / Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams / Educated by Tara Westover / Codename […]

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Blog Tour: Beyond Reasonable Doubt by Gary Bell

Welcome to my stop on the Beyond Reasonable Doubt blog tour! This fast-paced thriller has hands-down taught me more about the British legal system than all the courtroom dramas I’ve ever watched put together. And there’s good reason for that; the author (co-author, Scott Kershaw also has a writing credit) Gary Bell QC, is a real-life […]

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