Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 28/8/17

What a week! An excellent one for the letterbox in addition to the first signs of spring. I really can't decide which book to read next! (Might have to have a few on the go). The History of Bees by Maja Lunde (available 1st September) arrived from Simon & Schuster. Translated from the Norwegian by Diane... Continue Reading →

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Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion

In brief: Ellen is at a loss after the death of her husband. But when her first love Gerry appears at her home in Australia, she begins to heal even though his presence brings to the fore some long held secrets… The good: Beautiful combination of settings and loved the Irish sayings. The not-so-good: Some... Continue Reading →

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

In brief: Ellis is at a loss. This is the story, both heartbreaking and happy of his best friend and love. The good: Incredibly emotional at times. The not-so-good: I felt a little lost at the start. Why I chose it: Rave reviews from people who I trust for book recommendations. Thanks Hachette for the... Continue Reading →

Living the Dream by Lauren Berry

In brief: Clem and Emma aren't exactly where they wanted to be at the end of their twenties. Still trying to chase their dream jobs and dream lives, will they ever make it or accept the status quo? The good: Loads of fun and realistic! The not-so-good: I devoured this in 24 hours. Why I... Continue Reading →

Theft by Finding by David Sedaris

In brief: David Sedaris' diaries in all their glory. 'Nuff said. The good: It's raw, funny, crazy, quirky…all of the things. He's an astute observer who overhears and gets into the most random of scenarios…I love it all. The not-so-good: I can never get enough David Sedaris. Why I chose it: Thank you to Hachette... Continue Reading →

Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett

In brief: Today is the day that Cass Wheeler reflects on her career in music, choosing the 16 tracks that define her. It's a reflection on her life, the good, bad, painful and beautiful. The good: The emotion. The writing. The songs. Everything! The not-so-good: Cass's pain is tangible at times…I've never felt so much... Continue Reading →

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