Books & Reviews

6-ish* of the Best Re-Readable Books

I’m not a fan of re-reading a lot of books. Especially because most of the books I read are mysteries, thrillers and whodunnits. Once you know whodunnit the enjoyment is kind of gone. But there are a select few books that I will read again and again regardless of the fact that I know the… Continue reading 6-ish* of the Best Re-Readable Books

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4-Star Reviews, Books & Reviews

‘Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel’, by James Markert: Book Review

Star rating: ★★★★✰ Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel is a story that deals with the question of whether quality of life is a better choice than quantity of life. It follows Vitto, a returning WWII soldier suffering from PTSD and his father, Robert, an accomplished sculptor now with Alzheimer's, as they try to come to terms with their respective pasts and with each other.

1-Star Reviews, Books & Reviews

‘The Lost Girl,’ by Carol Drinkwater: Book Review

Alright, I have to be honest before I start this review: I didn't finish this book. That's only happened twice before: Moby Dick and Love in the Time of Cholera, both of which bored me to tears (unpopular opinions, I know, but here we are). So all of the following opinions are based on only reading half of The Lost Girl. Read on if you want, I hope I don't bore you as much as this book did me.

3-Star Reviews, Books & Reviews

‘Fiction Can Be Murder,’ by Becky Clark: Book Review

Star Rating: ★★★✰✰

A murder-mystery where the main character (and suspect) is a murder-mystery writer, you say? Count me in!
Mystery writer Charlee Russo is having a fairly normal day, or so she thinks. A phone call to say her agent is dead rocks her world in more ways than she could have imagined.

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4-Star Reviews, Books & Reviews

‘Baby Teeth’, by Zoje Stage: Book Review

Star rating: ★★★★✰ Zoje Stage’s debut novel Baby Teeth is a disturbingly entertaining look at being a mother to a problem child.

Suzette wants to be a loving mother to her daughter Hanna. She wants nothing more than to have a happy and functional family.

But Hanna has other ideas.

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3-Star Reviews, Books & Reviews

‘Uncommon Type: Some Stories’, by Tom Hanks: Book Review

Star Rating: ★★★✰✰

So, in case you haven’t heard, Tom Hanks wrote a book of short stories based around typewriters, or at least containing a typewriter in some shape or form in each story.

4-Star Reviews, Books & Reviews

‘Let The Dead Speak’, by Jane Casey: Book Review

This book was bought as a gift for me, and I’m going to start this review by saying that I was a little disappointed when I realised it was the seventh in a series. How could I read it when I hadn’t read any of the others, that’s just madness!