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Off The Rails
This is the true story of 2 Australian lads who decided to ride across Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China to Beijing on recumbant bicycles. I was par ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
From a World Apart: A Little Girl in the Concentration Camps
I've read a lot of books about the holocaust, this one was a bit different. I'd never heard of the concentration camps in France before and the girl i ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
The Darkest Evening of the Year
I really enjoyed this book for the first 400 pages. It was an intriguing story of several different people and it wasn't apparent at first how they al ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
The Last Temptation (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #3)
Although around 10 years old, I can't help but think Val McDermid's books stand the test of time. Featuring Dr Tony Hill and DC Carol Jordan from TV's ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
Autobiography of a Geisha
I always enjoy books about Geisha - I'm not sure where the fascination comes from - so I was excited to read this. I shouldn't have been. It wasn't ve ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Hotspots And Dodgy Places: Travels Through North Korea, Sudan And Distant Lands
This book was hard going. I liked the idea behind it - of visiting countries off the usual beaten track, but I didn't much like the way it was written ...more
Jan 2012
Dec 25, 2011
Blindsighted (Grant County, #1)
Apparently I'm not reading these books in order! This is the first in the Grant County series which also includes Kisscut and A Faint Cold Fear... Thi ...more
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
Kisscut (Grant County, #2)
I think all my reviews of Karin Slaughter's books are going to basically say the same thing - excellent, original plots, well-crafted believable chara ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
How Low Can You Go?: Round Europe For 1p Return (+ Tax)
Quite an easy read. I enjoyed reading about some of the places I'd been to, but the author did annoy me with his opinions some times. He decided to fl ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
You're Next
I'd never read any books by this author before so didn't know what to expect, but it was fantastic. The plot drew me in from the beginning and I strug ...more
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood
A fascinating, if a little short, account of a child's life in North Korea and his subsequent escape to South Korea. The book tells of life during the ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
His Favorite Wife: Trapped in Polygamy
This book is truly excellent. It gives a fantastic view of life in a polygamist society. It is very well written, Susan Ray Schmit write eloquently an ...more
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Clean Break (Kate Brannigan, #4)
Not one of Val McDermid's best books. Although the plot was passable, the overload of similies, metaphors and descriptive language really grated on me ...more
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
The Savage Gorge (Tweed & Co. #24)
This book was dreadful. Tortured plot, wooden characters completely lacking in depth, terrible grammar and a complete lack of proof-reading. Parts of ...more
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
The Creeper (Brennan & Esposito, #2)
I really enjoyed this book. The plot was exciting and gripping and kept me guessing until almost the end. Really well written, I'll look out for more ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 28, 2011
Girl in Translation
A beautifully written story of a Chinese immigrant and her 11 year old daughter arriving in America and facing tough lives. The characters were engagi ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, #3)
As with all Karin Slaughter books, I really enjoyed this. As ever, the characters have depth and are engaging, the plot is good and full of twists and ...more
Jul 31, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Saving Faith
As with all Baldacci's books, this is full of twists and turns and is action packed from start to finish.

A story of a lobbyist who finds herself on th
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Broken (Will Trent, #4)
What can I say, the woman is a genius. Another creative, exciting book in the Grant County series. This is the last book in that series, I really wish ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, #5)
Although this was pretty much your standard crime thriller, I really enjoyed it and had trouble putting it down.
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
The Dark Tourist
I couldn't put this book down! I loved the concept and even though I'm not a Dom Joly fan, I really enjoyed it.
Dec 03, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
The Gaudi Key
This book was terrible. I don't know if it was badly written or badly translated but it uses highbrow language which is difficult to understand throug ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
The Alexander Cipher (Daniel Knox, #1)
Certainly not what you'd call "literature" but it was compelling, I couldn't put it down!
Feb 05, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
Divine Justice (Camel Club, #4)
Loved it, really gripping
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
Nov 19, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
The Last Concubine
Set before and during the Japanese civil war of the 1850s, this well-researched book really takes you back in time and gives you a glimpse of the live ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
Nothing but the Truth (Dismas Hardy, #6)
Slow, confusing, too much legalese...
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
Ritual (Jack Caffery, #3)
excellent, really addictive
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
The Help
I loved this book. Beautifully written, it draws you in from the start and proves difficult to put down. The characters are so well written and the st ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
And the Mountains Echoed
there is no doubt that Hosseini is a master story teller. the book is beautifully written, it is touching and emotional and yet it lacks something tha ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
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