A Year of Book Reviews

Hello all,

Having now completed university, my best friend has challenged me to read 50 books throughout the next year. I readily agreed, and am going to try my darnedest, and as part of that aim have spent the entire morning sprucing up this old and slightly neglected blog, which will now be used to review all the lovely books I get through. I’m hoping it will act as an incentive, and that writing the reviews will give me the satisfaction akin to crossing an item off a to-do list.

So, as an introduction and to give you an idea of what to expect, I thought I would list some of the books I read in 2014 so you can get an idea of the sort of books I will be reviewing! It isn’t a comprehensive list, but some titles included:

  • The Return – Victoria Hislop
  • The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  • Stoner – John Williams
  • And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
  • The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer
  • Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
  • Misery – Stephen King
  • Dear Life – Alice Munro
  • I am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes
  • We are all Completely beside ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Cuckoos Calling – Robert Galbraith
  • If I stay – Gayle Forman
  • A girl is a half-formed thing – Eimear McBride

So if you are willing to stick with me, I hope my reviews might help you in finding things you would like to read, or if you have already read the books I hope you’ll engage in the comments section and let me know why I was wrong to like or dislike a certain book. I think it’ll be a fun year!

Upcoming reviews will include ‘The last Voyage of the Valentina’ by Santa Montefiore, and ‘The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August’ by Claire North. Both I have already read so the reviews should be up soon, and both are popular fiction, so I’m hoping some of you will have read them already!

Until then,

Much love xxx


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