House of Glass by Susan Fletcher : Blog Tour

Today it's my turn on House of Glass blog tour! I am extremely happy to be a stop on the blog tour for this fantastic book. House of Glass is much more than a historical novel. It's a gothic story full of mystery, with an extraordinary female character. Having feminist tones here and there and … Continue reading House of Glass by Susan Fletcher : Blog Tour

When Old Friends Aren’t Good Friends Anymore: Perfect Liars

No risks could be taken. If someone, most likely nosy Lila, ended up in her en- suite and saw one it would be too much to bear. It was lucky that Charlie had been at work. He found the way she behaved around Nancy and Lila odd enough already. He couldn’t understand why she wouldn’t … Continue reading When Old Friends Aren’t Good Friends Anymore: Perfect Liars

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

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