A book with a beating heart: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

I can't tell you how much I love Jess Kidd's books. Last year I've read The Hoarder and I was instantly shot in the heart (by the love arrow!) Jess Kidd is immensely talented. She seeks the magic in the world. An otherworldly movement in the leaves, some distant footsteps when you think you're alone … Continue reading A book with a beating heart: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Stella had been disturbed by her mother's behaviour, had thought that manifestation of grief barbaric -inhuman. Now she understood. She wished she could shit out her own grief, pull it out by its roots. But she couldn't - she wasn't Assunta. God, what a crazy book full of emotions this was. I love a book … Continue reading Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Seven Husbands, Hundred Troubles: Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

One cannot argue that Taylor Jenkins Reid's Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a page turner. But does it go beyond that? Evelyn Hugo: a home wrecker, bomb shell, an extra ordinary woman.  Coming from a slum in Cuba, from nowhere, with no one supporting her, still managed to get on top of the mountain of … Continue reading Seven Husbands, Hundred Troubles: Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A quintessentially British Spy Novel: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

I wasn't a fan of Kate Atkinson's acclaimed novel Life After Life and was hesitant to try this, but after seeing the praises I couldn't resist the temptation of asking the publisher for a copy. So glad I was seduced by the Flamingo... This was an amazing read. 2018 has been a summer of good books, … Continue reading A quintessentially British Spy Novel: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

The Water Cure and Washington Black : #ManBooker2018 #ReadingChallenge

I am back on my Man Booker 2018 reading challenge! My aim is to read as many books as I can until the shortlist arrives, which is mid September, then I'll probably continue on reading the shortlist. (sorry!) It's a weird selection of books this year, I can't say I am a fan of judges … Continue reading The Water Cure and Washington Black : #ManBooker2018 #ReadingChallenge