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The Light Between Us
it was amazing
Decided to rate my own book, which is something I never do, to balance out the 3-star rating from a lady in Illinois who meant to review 'The Light We ...more
Aug 09, 2018
Sep 05, 2017
The Adults
it was amazing
This book is a breath of fresh air! I found the writing witty and offbeat, the characters human and relatable... reading THE ADULTS by Caroline Hulse ...more
Jun 07, 2018
May 08, 2018
The Book of M
I loved this!

One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears—an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The ph
Sep 03, 2018
Sep 03, 2018
I Who Have Never Known Men
“I was forced to acknowledge too late, much too late, that I too had loved, that I was capable of suffering, and that I was human after all.”

Wow. I we
Aug 02, 2019
Aug 02, 2019
Normal People
I finally got round to reading Normal People, and it sucked me in whole. Sally Rooney’s style, to me, is fascinating: it starts like a ping pong ball, ...more
Feb 20, 2019
Feb 20, 2019
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
I don’t like hype. I can’t abide hype for books, films, nor music. It ruins the experience for me; hype takes me out of a story and instead I find mys ...more
Dec 23, 2018
Jun 07, 2017
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this series. An absolute masterclass in “every character could be the hero of their own story”.
Jun 11, 2018
Jun 03, 2018
The Adulterants
I picked this up on a total whim in my local bookshop today, ostensibly because I liked the cover and I remembered Submarine had been quite darkly fun ...more
Feb 09, 2019
Feb 09, 2019
What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky
Wow, these were absolutely beautiful. I read this collection of short stories slowly, one or two per evening (while also reading fiction novels), and ...more
Feb 19, 2019
not set
Jan 31, 2019
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
it was amazing
I... I mean... holy hell...

I need to get my thoughts together.


One of the best books I’ve maybe ever read.
Dec 29, 2018
Dec 05, 2018
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)
I didn't realise, the entire time I was reading, that this was a trilogy. I presumed, like the author's other series, Throne of Glass, that it was an ...more
May 08, 2018
Nov 27, 2017
not set
Nov 25, 2017
A Shiver of Snow and Sky
it was amazing
Red, red, the lights glow red
Beware the danger up ahead…

This is a beautiful book which reads like a classic; you believe it may have even happened on
Sep 14, 2017
Oct 13, 2016
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Ah, I loved this. I didn’t expect to, at all, but my concerns — not least that here was another woman in fiction, being defined by her relationship to ...more
Jun 22, 2019
Jun 17, 2019
Killing It
I was in need of something light to read at bedtime, and this book made me chortle. I enjoyed the way the author kept sending up James Bond, such as p ...more
Jun 24, 2018
Jun 22, 2018
The Test
What a stressful hour this novella just gave me!
Feb 23, 2019
Feb 23, 2019
The Death of Mrs. Westaway
This was my first novel by Ruth Ware, and it definitely won't be my last. Cor, this author can really write.

The Death of Mrs Westaway has a great prem
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018
Hazards of Time Travel
This is such an interesting novel... I've had to think long and hard about where to even begin with a review. In HAZARDS OF TIME TRAVEL, Joyce Carol O ...more
Jun 03, 2019
Jun 03, 2019
not set
May 26, 2016
The Farm
Gathering my thoughts on this one. Ultimately, I was heavily sold The Farm as a female dystopia; the UK proof bears blurbs by feminist dystopian autho ...more
Jun 10, 2019
Jun 04, 2019
Gah this book was so cute!
Sep 12, 2018
Sep 05, 2018
The Heavens
it was amazing
The Heavens by Sandra Newman is my book of the year. I loved it—but, in truth, I cannot say whether you would even like it. It is a strange story, a d ...more
Jul 22, 2019
Jul 11, 2019
Stories of Your Life and Others
Seeing ARRIVAL before reading THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE was fascinating... I wish I'd done them the other way round, but I'm also glad I saw the film wit ...more
Jan 2016
Sep 04, 2016
The Light We Lost
Well, this broke me a little bit. If you’ve been through a break-up that smashed your heart into pulp, you will find more insight in this novel than m ...more
Feb 17, 2018
not set
Nov 20, 2017
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
A teen psychological thriller following the last survivor on a spaceship; I read this in one afternoon, it was so more-ish I just had to keep going!
Sep 02, 2017
Oct 13, 2016
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)
it was amazing
Oh, this got really good! Hooray!
Jun 04, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Loved the feudal intergalactic world-building, and the initial threat of knowingly walking into a trap, which gave great page-turning pace... excellen ...more
May 12, 2019
May 06, 2019
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)
I finished.
I cried twice.
Oct 31, 2018
Jan 05, 2017
The Girl With All the Gifts (The Girl With All the Gifts, #1)
it was amazing
Well, I just loved it.
Jan 2016
Sep 16, 2016
The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)
Cor, I raced through this! This is a one- or two-sitting read. I enjoyed how pacy the plot was, and Aunt Lydia’s voice is suitably devilish and Machia ...more
Sep 15, 2019
Nov 30, 2018
The Chain
This is an interesting and tricky novel to review—I'm trying to gather my thoughts. Ultimately, The Chain has a high-concept hook which plunges you in ...more
Jun 16, 2019
Jun 16, 2019
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