REVIEW: This is Gonna End in Tears by Liza Klaussmann

In brief: Over the course of a 1980s summer in the holiday town of Wonderland, the lives of many of the townspeople will change forever. Secrets are discovered, bonds are formed and somewhere, there’s a giant movie whale… The good: Lots of characters with a lot going on. The not-so-good: The ending for a few... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 25/7/22

A very rainy week here – nearly everything is dripping! Fortunately, the books remained dry: Her Fidelity by Katharine Pollock (available 16th August)arrived thanks to Penguin. Kathy has worked at a record store for half her life. Many of her friends have moved on, but Kathy’s stuck in her groove. Should she move forward and... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 11/7/22

Another week of some good reads and some new books I’m looking forward to (especially as it’s raining heaps as I write this!) This is Gonna End in Tears by Liza Klaussmann (available tomorrow) arrived from Hachette. Set in 1984, it’s about three former childhood friends. Miller and Ash are married and living in Wonderland,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Mutual Friend by Carter Bays

In brief: Alice just wants to spend the summer studying for her entry exam for medicine. She didn’t count on the most tumultuous summer ever involving family, friends and her phone. The good: A lot of great characters, all with something fascinating happening. The not-so-good: For the first hundred pages, I really just wanted to... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris

In brief: A new collection of essays, set just before and during the pandemic. The good: It is hilarious! The not-so-good: I could not stop reading and laughing. Why I chose it: Thank you to Hachette, who got me into David Sedaris in the first place many years ago. Year: 2022 Pages: 259 Publisher: Little,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

In brief: Lily Wilder runs treasure hunts in the wilds of Utah, after her beloved ranch was sold. Then her first and only love, Leo, appears on her tour. But this tour will be wilder than anything they can imagine… The good: New Christina Lauren with adventure! Romance! Riddles! The not-so-good: Sometimes the adventure got... Continue Reading →

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