REVIEW: Tiny Uncertain Miracles by Michelle Johnston

In brief: Marick is in an awkward place with respect to faith and the loss of his family when he is sent to be the sole chaplain at a large tertiary hospital. Things get even stranger in this labyrinth when he makes a friend who is growing bacteria with gold in the basement that generates... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: My Favourite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

In brief: Millie and her guy friends have always been just that – friends. But now they need dates for a fancy university function, so they decide to use a dating app. It seems to work for the boys, but not Millie. But now her alter ego profile has matched with Reid… The good: It’s... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Odd Hours by Ania Bas

In brief: Gosia doesn’t have the perfect life. She works in a supermarket, her family is a bit odd and her relationships are non-existent. Somehow, she gets by. The good: Quirky, with some amusing moments. The not-so-good: It took me a while to get used to the novel’s style. Why I chose it: Sounded interesting.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

In brief: Elwood is a Black boy growing up in 1960s Florida when a simple mistake sends him to reform school. The Nickel Academy is corrupt and brutal, but Elwood is determined to get through it despite his naivety. The good: Always an excellent story from Colson Whitehead. The not-so-good: Absolutely heartbreaking in parts. Why... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Love and Virtue by Diana Reid

In brief: Michaela and Eve are two young women starting university while living in a residential college. One drunken night will mean something very different to each of them… The good: Fantastic writing and story. The not-so-good: Would have loved to know more about Michaela’s life post-university. Why I chose it: Read many great reviews.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow

In brief: When Joan and her family return to Memphis, she’s surprised at the things she remembers. This is the story of her history and her family. The good: Beautiful writing with memorable characters. The not-so-good: I want to know more about what happened to that ’69 Shelby. Why I chose it: Sounded interesting. Year:... Continue Reading →

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