Star rating: ★★★✰✰ Harold Fry is recently retired. He lives in a small English town with his wife, Maureen, and most of his days go pretty much the same as every other day. Except for one morning when he receives a letter from an old friend, Queenie. She explains that she has cancer and is in a hospice. Harold decides to write back and scribbles out a letter that he wants to post immediately.
One Little Lie asks the question ‘does a mother ever really know their child?’ It follows the journey of two mothers who have lost their sons, one to murder, and one to prison.
Alice is the mother of a killer. Her son is in prison for murder and she bears the guilt of someone who blames herself. Her support group for parents with troubled children can only help so much. She knows only the forgiveness of one woman will alleviate her guilt.
Star rating: ★★★✰✰ In 1809, Lord Francis Marryman has lost his wife. He desperately misses her and, in honour of her, decides to build a Hall in the Devon countryside. Two centuries later, K&K Publishing Company needs a last-minute venue for their New Year’s Eve party. Marryman Hall is the only place available, and when the day of the party arrives, a snowstorm means only a handful of people can attend, soon finding themselves snowed in with no phone or internet.
This weeks Top Ten Tuesday (a book inspired list-series from That Artsy Reader Girl) is books I could re-read forever. I might cheat slightly in this one by adding in a couple of series, because otherwise I wouldn’t get anywhere near 10 books. I don’t often re-read a lot of books, so if I do you can be sure they impressed the bejayzus out of me.
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.
Star Rating: ★★★✰✰ A tragic event leads Abby Markstein to leave her life in Manhattan behind for the quiet and tranquility of Lewisburg, Indiana. She knows she’s probably just hiding from her problems, but for the time being she’s okay with it.
Star Rating: ★★✰✰✰ The murder of housewife Barbara Ryan, a pencil jammed into her neck, starts Detective Danny O'Neill on the search for a serial killer on the streets of Dublin.
Star Rating: ★★★★★ I’ve had this book on my shelf for over a year. Whenever I finish a book and am trying to decide what to read next I always pick it up and read the blurb
Star Rating: ★★★★★ I was a little hesitant about reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. I’d heard so many amazing things about it (mostly from Rick O’Shea’s Book Club) that I was sure there was no way it could live up to all the hype. Oh, how wrong I was.
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!