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
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
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Yay or nay: Yay a million times. 4.5 🌟 Let me tell you something funny. I really hated this book because it made me cry so much. Not exaggerating, from start to finish I was in tears. There is such a beauty in the sadness of this novel, … Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing, begins the loneliness
If you ask me to review Melmoth in one sentence, I will say: Melmoth was a punch in the face. For me it was not an easy read. I felt like I was peeling something, during reading it, layer by layer, to find the CORE underneath. When I undressed Melmoth I was looking at myself, … Continue reading We are all Melmoths, We are all cogs in the wheel: Damned to Witness
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
I sometimes do gambling with a book. I pick it up, never heard of it before, never heard of the author too, but somehow it propagates an energy to me and I get tempted to read it. The Dreamers was one successful gamble on NetGalley- I am so glad I requested it. Now dear reader, … Continue reading The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
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
The normal world has no room for exceptions and always quietly eliminates foreign objects. Anyone who is lacking is disposed of. So that’s why I need to be cured. Unless I’m cured, normal people will expurgate me. Finally I understood why my family had tried so hard to fix me. This is my review of … Continue reading Who needs a boyfriend when you have the Supermarket?
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. 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
My shot is sugary and sharp in my throat, and the empty plastic glasses slam back onto the table like a drumbeat. My fuzzy drunk feeling from the pool has totally gone now – after a shower and a can of Coke and a bowl of pasta at the restaurant at the end of our … Continue reading Toxic friendships, Toxic community: Toxic by Nicci Cloke
Beartown, also published as the Scandal, is one of the best books I've read this year and I was thrilled to get a proof copy early on for the sequel, Us Against You. (Click here for BearTown review. )Backman's writing and style is unique and faultless, our characters are where we left them and the … Continue reading Everyone against themselves, Us Against You.