Book Reviews

Bring me to Light – Eleanor Segall (Dec 2019)

I couldn’t wait to read Bring Me To Light , Ellie’s story of her journey with mental health and mental illness, and once I started I couldn’t put it down. Or at least I did in order to go to work, but I didn’t want to. Ellie’s story can be difficult to read at times, […]

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Americanah – Chimimanda Ngozi Adiche (Nov 2019)

Initial Thoughts I’d been waiting to read Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adiche for months. A friend had recommended it as a ‘must – read’. So read it I did.  I was unsure what to expect but the novel didn’t disappoint. At face value Americanah is another seemingly innocuous novel about two lovers, Ifemelu and Obinze. […]

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson (Oct 2019)

First Thoughts First things first. I adored this book (for more by the author click here). It took me a while to read it because it required a lot of focus. Despite that it was definitely worth the read. There’s a lot in a book of this kind so I felt I needed to take […]

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Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Sept 2019)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s novel follows the story or Robert Audley as he seeks to unravel the mystery behind his friend George Talboy’s death. The novel is set in Audley, named for Lord Audley – Robert’s uncle – in Essex. However, the death at the center of the story is not the only mystery. The character’s […]

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The Humans – Matt Haig (Sept 2019)

This has to be one of my favourite books I’ve read in the past few years. It was a new premise. It was refreshing. It was clever. It also had a dog called Newton in it and that’s always a plus for me. Despite how much I adored this book. And I really did adore […]

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The Undertaking – Audrey Magee (August 2019)

I was really excited about this book when I read the blurb. It was another hidden gem I found on an infrequent visit to the local library. I couldn’t wait to read it. Once I’d started it I couldn’t wait to get to the end and find out what happened. I found the book incredibly […]

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