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Broken Monsters
Don’t make the mistake of judging Broken Monsters on the first few chapters. It starts off like any other serial killer thriller and you may start to ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars
Hazel has terminal cancer. A new miracle drug is prolonging her life but she knows that it's not going to be forever. No one lives forever, but she ha ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Station Eleven
No one paid much attention to the Georgia Flu at first, thinking it was localised to Russia. Day One, it arrives in Toronto. One week later, civilisat ...more
Aug 20, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
The English Monster
The year is 1811. On the streets of Wapping, a family have been brutally slaughtered in their home. There is no motive and the police on land have no ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
The Memory of Love

The Memory of Love is not an awful book. Most of my book group enjoyed it though they did seem to agree with me that it took 150 pages to get into.
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Three strangers on a beach; a marine biologist, a famous rapper and a soldier. Each has their own troubles but their world is about to change. A sonic ...more
Aug 03, 2014
May 04, 2014
The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
The Elements of Eloquence; its very title an example of the first chapter’s rhetoric, alliteration. This charming little book from the man who brought ...more
Nov 16, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices
Written by 36 different authors, it is not, as you may be thinking, a collection of short stories but a surprisingly coherent novel written live on st ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
The Day We Disappeared
I do have to be careful reviewing this one. The reason it is so good is a massive spoiler, but just let me tell you all is not as it seems and there a ...more
Mar 21, 2015
Feb 22, 2015
21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff)
Hands up if you remember cap guns, cigarette candy and the screech of a tape loading to play your favourite pixellated computer game? If so, you'll fi ...more
Oct 07, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
Omens (Cainsville, #1)
Olivia Taylor Jones is living the perfect life. Engaged to the perfect man, heir to a department store fortune and contemplating going back to college ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
A Monster Calls
Get the hankies ready because A Monster Calls is a powerfully emotional read. It intelligently deals with grief in a way that will appeal to adults an ...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
When God was a Rabbit
I don't think I can put into words how wonderful this book is. It's charming, touching and beautifully written and a sure contender for my favourite b ...more
May 24, 2011
May 14, 2011
Before I Go To Sleep
Every morning Christine wakes up with her memory wiped clean. Some days she can remember her twenties, some days she's still a child. She wakes up nex ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
The Horse Dancer
As a young man, Henri Lachapelle is the star of La Cadre Noir, an elite group of horsemen in the French city of Saumur. But when he meets Florence, it ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
The One Plus One
Jess is a single mum, who works cleaning the homes of those much more fortunate than her. Some of her clients are barely there, including Ed Nicholls, ...more
Oct 13, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
Burn (Pure, #3)
Partridge has taken his father’s place in the dome. This is his chance to bring about change. But it’s not as easy as he seems and whilst separated fr ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
The World of Poo  (Discworld, #39.5)
In Snuff, Young Sam Vines had moved on from Where’s My Cow? and his new favourite book was The World of Poo. Because Sir Terry Pratchett his awesome, ...more
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
The Haunted Book
When Jeremy Dyson is contacted by journalist Aiden Fox to uncover Britain’s hidden ghost stories, he embarks a hardened sceptic. As he sets off around ...more
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
It’s a hard book for me to review. I want to talk about so many things that could reveal the surprise. It was a book group pick and I picked it up kno ...more
Jan 10, 2015
Jan 08, 2015
The Machine

Beth is taking delivery of a Machine. A Machine that holds the key to getting her husband back. When he returned from the war
Feb 02, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
The Explorer
Cormac Easton is a journalist. A journalist left on a space-ship where his crew has died; all alone, contemplating the end. What happened isn’t really ...more
Aug 31, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
The Silent Wife
Jodi Brett has been with Todd for twenty years. She has always been there for him no matter his actions. Todd loves Jodi but strays when it comes to s ...more
Jun 08, 2013
May 19, 2013
The Light Between Oceans
On his return from the First World War to Western Australia, Tom signs up to be a lighthouse keeper. The solitude is what he wants after the horrors o ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Heart-Shaped Bruise
The night that her father was stabbed was the night that Emily learned her whole life had been a lie. He was just dad to her and she was just another ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
Apocalypse Cow (Apocalypse Cow, #1)
The news reports says it was a stampede that sadly resulted in the abattoir burning to the ground. But one cow didn't die and soon a virus has been un ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
The Violinist's Thumb
DNA. It’s in all of us but did you know it tells a story? Both of the human race and its own story of discovery. The Violinist’s Thumb is not only an ...more
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
I finally got round to starting this trilogy which has seemed to get universal praise from amongst blogging friends. Beautiful angels are good and mon ...more
Apr 17, 2015
Feb 05, 2012
Pantomime (Micah Grey, #1)
Micah has a secret. He didn’t run away to join the circus but when he finds himself stood inside the big tent, he knows that’s what he wants to do. He ...more
Oct 13, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
Ready Player One
In a not too distant future, the economy has crumbled, energy is hard to come by and earth's population is living on top of each other in the cities. ...more
Sep 02, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
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