Books & Reviews

‘The Forgetting Time’, by Sharon Guskin: Book Review

Sharon Guskin's debut novel The Forgetting Time follows Janie Zimmerman and her 4-year-old son Noah. Noah suffers from nightmares. He is terrified of water and wakes up every night shouting for his mother. Only it's not Janie he's looking for. He wants his other mother. And he wants to go home, to a home that Janie has no knowledge of.

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Book Review: ‘The House’, by Simon Lelic

Jack and Sydney have just bought their first house. They were shocked when they're offer was accepted, especially considering how many people were at the viewing. But they don't question it. The only catch is that they get all of the junk that the previous owner left in the house as well, but cleaning it all away is a small price to pay for their dream home.

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‘The Wonder’, by Emma Donoghue: Book Review

Lib, an English nurse who trained under Florence Nightingale, has been sent to rural Ireland to carry out a strange assignment. She has been asked to watch over an eleven-year-old girl, Anna, who claims to have been living without food for months, yet is still healthy.

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Love Stories For People Who Hate Love Stories

I’m going to admit to you now that I hate love stories. Romance novels where the girl meets a handsome millionaire who’s just messed up enough for her to save. Or the strong-willed business woman from the city meets a wild country-man who teaches her about life. Soppy, emotional, sentimental crap, in my opinion, but maybe I’ve just been single for too long. So, romance novels have never made it onto my reading list.

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‘All We Shall Know’ by Donal Ryan: Book Review

Melody Shee is pregnant, but her husband Pat is not the father. Martin Toppy, the son of a famous traveller, and a student of Melody's, is the father. Pat doesn't take it well when she tells him, and she's left on her own to figure out how to go forward.

Trying to manoeuvre her way through small town talk and an uncertain future, she is thankful when she meets Mary Crothery, a traveller who is able to see Melody in a way no one has seen her before. Together the two of them navigate through the storm that is their lives, hoping to make it through to the other side as unscathed as possible.