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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
4.00
This is seriously one of my new favourite books, and I really just want to quickly recommend it to everyone. I am definitely going to write a full rev...more
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
3.79
Structure: This is a humorous memoir constructed into a collection of essays, stories from her life, advice and opinions. This sort of structure would...more
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
 
Wonder
4.42
Plot: A boy (August) is entering middle school, after being home schooled all his life, due to frequent hospitalisation as a result of facial disfigur...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
 
Witch Child (Witch Child, #1)
3.79
Plot: This is the story of Mary a British teenager living in the time of the restoration of the monarchy.After he grandmother is accuse of witchcraft...more
not set
Feb 15, 2014
 
Chopsticks
3.62
Form: This is a graphic novel of sorts, instead of illustrations the story is told through photographs and paintings with very little text. To start w...more
Feb 25, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
 
Letter to My Daughter
4.01
This book is a collection of stories, poems and musings from Angelou's life written to the daughter she never had. (Be aware some of the sections in t...more
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
 
Choke
3.67
Palahniuk has a very arresting writing style that is never demonstrated better than in the opening pages of this book. This and the occasional used of...more
not set
Dec 19, 2013
 
Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
4.48
This book is a collection of portraits of the authors favourite literary heroines accompanied by her favourite quote from each character. To start wit...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
 
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl, #1)
4.29
Plot: Sophie is the oldest of three sisters so she believes she is doomed to be ordinary, this is proved to be false the day the Witch of the Waste co...more
Mar 17, 2014
Jan 07, 2013
 
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
3.86
So as you can tell from the rating I had some problems with this book. Let's start by talking about what I liked.

This is both my favourite Quote and...more
Jul 04, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
 
The Lump of Coal
4.03
"The Holiday Season is a time for storytelling and whether you are hearing the story of a candelabra staying lit for more than a week, or a baby born...more
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 08, 2012
 
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
4.00
This is the story of Jean-Dominique Bauby (the French ediitor of Elle) who had a stroke and is subsequently diagnosed with locked in syndrome. This is...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
 
No Remorse (Heart of a Wolf, #1)
3.69
This is a werewolf romance, focusing on a loner wolf and how she meets someone who changes her world. Overall the plot is good and the sex scenes of w...more
Jun 05, 2012
May 20, 2012
 
House Mother Normal
3.97
The Positive:

This is the poignant tale of residents at an abusive old peoples home. Each chapter is told in a different voice and this is definitely...more
Feb 22, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
 
Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: by Writers Famous and Obscure
3.88
This is an anthology collection of six word memoirs that focus on the topic of sex, love and relationships.
This is obviously a very quick but contemp...more
Mar 27, 2014
May 29, 2013
 
Kiss and Tell: A Romantic Résumé, Ages 0 to 22
3.52
First off if you are the kind of person to judge someone on the amount of people they have had sex with then do not read this book, it is an impressiv...more
May 18, 2012
May 13, 2012
 
The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story
4.11
This book is both hilarious and full of meaning, and mainly centers around the idea of accepting other peoples winter season celebrations. The main ch...more
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 08, 2012
 
Sweet Charlotte's Seventh Mistake
4.28
This is book is- in presentation a cross between an artist's scrapbook and a graphic novel memoir, the pages are beautiful and the writing equally so....more
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
 
Once Upon a Time Machine
3.74
This is an anthology of short comic stories taking inspiration from folk and fairy tales. The stories are really diverse in writing and illustration s...more
Jan 2013
Dec 25, 2012
 
Women and the Men
4.14
This is a beautiful book of free form poetry, I found the poems best read out loud as they are like spoken word, or lyrics. The strong plain but beaut...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
 
Raven Girl
3.26
Form: This is a dark illustrated fairy tale/adult picture book.

Plot: A postman falls in love with a raven, they have a child. The raven girl is trappe...more
Mar 03, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
 
Getting Married and Other Mistakes
3.16
This is a memoir graphic novel about Barbara Slate (a photographer/artist) finding herself again after her marriage ends due to her husbands lengthy e...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
 
The Dare
3.17
This is part of the 'quick reads collection' and so it is a novella/short story and a very quick read.

NOT A SPOILER: This is the story of Danny a 13...more
Mar 02, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
The Graduate
3.39
Plot: Benjamin has recently graduated Uni with fantastic marks, however when he gets back home he realises it was all for nothing. This whole book is...more
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
 
Burn This Book: PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word
3.62
Form: This is a slim volume/Anthology of essays on the power of writing/ the cost of censorship by PEN writers (PEN is the Human Rights Group that pub...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
 
How It Is
4.10
This is a very hard book to review as there isn't really a plot or rather the plot is un-summarisable. Basically this book is stream of consciousness...more
Jan 14, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
 
Where Three Roads Meet
3.41
This is another book in the canongate myth series, this one is a adaptation of the oedipus myth told to Freud during his last days by Tiresias.

First...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 05, 2012
 
The Reader
3.69
Plot: This book is in two sections, the first documents passionate affair a teenage boy has with an older woman. The second part deals with the atroci...more
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
 
The Amazing Paper Cuttings of Hans Christian Andersen
4.30
First off if you look at this book as a collection of images of the paper cuttings that Andersen created it works well as a picture book or coffee tab...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
 
The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings (The Dark Horse Book of..., #1)
3.49
This is an anthology of short stories by major names in the comic industry, all on the theme of hauntings and ghosts. Most of these stories are presen...more
Jan 2013
Dec 31, 2012
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