REVIEW: Cape May by Chip Cheek

In brief: Henry and Effie, just out of high school, are on their honeymoon in Cape May. But it's not the holiday place Effie remembers in September and things are a bit boring until the couple meet Clara, Max and Alma. The good: This comparisons to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Richard Yates are definitely deserved.... Continue Reading →


REVIEW: Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng

In brief: Meg is 75 and living alone. Andy is a university student needing somewhere to live. The pair find themselves living together, each with their worries and pressures and becoming unlikely friends. The good: This book is a beautiful illustration of how two different people can be very good for each other. The not-so-good:... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Fled by Meg Keneally

In brief: Jenny Trelawney was forced into becoming a thief by circumstances. These circumstances have her transported across the world to try and survive again in the fledgling Australian colony. The good: Fascinating story based on true events. The not-so-good: This book deserves to be read in huge chunks and sometimes I just couldn't manage... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

In brief: Tiffy needs somewhere to live. Leon needs money. So, sharing a flat (and a bed) sounds like a good idea for night shift worker Leon and Tiffy. It's weird, never meeting your flatmate but somehow they get to know each other. The good: It's brilliant – funny, moving, sweet and a great idea.... Continue Reading →

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