Book Reviews

The Phantom Tree – Nicola Cornick (August 2019)

I first came across this book on a recommended list by Good Reads. I then happened to come across it in the library and seized the opportunity to read it. I was so excited. Good Reads had recommend it as being similar to the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon which I adore. I really enjoyed […]

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The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne (August 2019)

I admit to having picked this particular book off the shelf more out of curiosity, having heard so much about it, than a desire to immerse myself in the story. Having said that, whilst I found the novel hard going at times I genuinely enjoyed reading it and felt a sense of accomplishment for having […]

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things – Alice Hoffman (August 2019)

I found this book a little slow to start with. It took me some time to get into it but I’m really glad I stuck with it. I found the jump between time spaces and characters a little jarring at first. It probably wasn’t helped by the fact that I read a chapter here and […]

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Any Human Heart – William Boyd (July 2019)

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the inner look we got into Logan Mountstuart’s life via his diary. Whilst it was semi-frustrating where there was a gap in the diary entries I also felt that it was true to form. We often don’t write everyday or at times our narrative my laspe. The diary […]

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