Family always comes first: My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

It's a funny one to write a review on, this one. I really enjoyed reading it, it was DEFINITELY a fun read- but I was confused about the motive of the novel - why it was the way it is. Certainly dark but shiny, this is a novel for one sitting -I read a lot … Continue reading Family always comes first: My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Reading Liane Moriarty's new book was a bit like meeting with an old friend, realising how much you missed them! The wit, the humour, the quirky characters, the wonderful flow of the story is again playing part in this novel as in all Moriarty books, but I didn't love this book as much as I … Continue reading Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

A suffocating father-daughter relationship: Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

If there was a contest of writing, that will require telling a story using the least amount of words, this book would win it this year. A borderline novella, Ghost Wall is a powerful story that could easily be read in one sitting. I loved the idea behind this novel. The sacrificed bog girls, whose … Continue reading A suffocating father-daughter relationship: Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

Claire Fuller’s Bitter Orange: A novel of memory and obsession

Bitter Orange, the fruit, is not what it seems; looks sweet and plump as an orange but it's almost inedible and sour. Characters in Claire Fuller's breathtakingly atmospheric and cleverly structured novel are in a way very similar to bitter oranges. Mother always said that I was a girl who liked order, to know what … Continue reading Claire Fuller’s Bitter Orange: A novel of memory and obsession

A long, nightmarish poem: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson #ManBooker2018 #ReadingChallenge

I've decided to push myself to a new reading challenge for Man Booker Prize 2018. I am not scared. I will read the Long List this year. Decided to take it easy: I will quit reading if I don't like any of them. Everything Under was the first one, and I am blown away. You … Continue reading A long, nightmarish poem: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson #ManBooker2018 #ReadingChallenge

4 Adults, one child, one imaginary rabbit: The Adults by Caroline Hulse

  4 adults. 2 ex's. 1 child. 1 imaginary rabbit. 1 holiday lodge. Magical, magical Christmas holiday. What could possibly go wrong? A lot! One line summary: Perfect Holiday read. In this witty contemporary drama, Hulse explores relationships in an enjoyable way. Can we really stay civilised with our ex-partners? The Adults is a story … Continue reading 4 Adults, one child, one imaginary rabbit: The Adults by Caroline Hulse