Hello Book Lover, I have been familiar with Helen Mort's poetry for a few years now, I bought my brother-in-law her collection entitled 'Division Street' and he absolutely loved it. So, when 'Black Car Burning' popped up on my radar a few months ago after I saw several people rave about it on Twitter and… Continue reading Review: Black Car Burning by Helen Mort.
Hello Book Lover,When Martina from Midas put out a call for book bloggers to take part in the Dylan Thomas Long List Blog Tour which she was organising I jumped at the chance. My interest lay in a couple of the books featured on the long list; 'Virtuoso' which I am reviewing today, as the… Continue reading Review – Virtuous by Yelena Moskovich.
Hello Book Lover, “A lake is the opposite of a boarder. When you look at a barbed fence, you think of death. When you look at a lake, you remember that we come from water, return to water and without water, we shrivel up – and then you think of eternity and want to make… Continue reading Review: Europa28 Writing by Women on the Future of Europe. Edited by Sophie Hughes and Sarah Cleave.
Hello Book Lover, When I received a copy of Will Dean’s third Tuva Moodyson novel, Black River I was thrilled. I have been a fan of his two previous instalments ‘Dark Pines’ and ‘Red Snow’, I enjoyed the refreshing character of Tuva a deaf journalist with a thirst for investigation, who has a complex background… Continue reading Review: Black River by Will Dean.
Hello Book Lover,In 2019, I was fortunate enough to attend the #NewVoice2019 bloggers event in Liverpool held by the lovely folk at Headline, it was here that I came across writer Dominic Nolan and picked up his debut 'Past Life'. I read last year, actually I devoured it and then couldn’t stop yacking on… Continue reading Review – After Dark by Dominic Nolan
Hello Book Lover, Don’t you just love it when you cannot get a book in your eyeballs quick enough, ‘Death Deserved’ was that kind of book. It has been a while since I have read a crime thriller/ police procedural, they are usually my go to genre, when I am in a book slump or… Continue reading Review – Death Deserved by Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger.
Hello Book Lover, There are books which sometimes you know will be your kind of book, so I will let you into a little secret I rarely ask for books from publishers, I am on bloggers lists but I tend not to ask for a book directly. I broke this self-imposed rule for this book,… Continue reading Review – The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.
Hello Book Lover, “Scavengers, Tanners, Stuffed Heads, Game Reserves, Special Meat.” Intrigued? You should be! ‘Tender is the Flesh’ was on my 'Ones to Watch in 2020' blog post (which you can read here - Ones to Watch in 2020. ). I read the synopsis in the Pushkin Press Catalogue and thought it sounded really intriguing.… Continue reading Review – Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica. Translated by Sarah Moses.
Hello Book Lover, It's been a funny old month January with it's million days, how long has it felt!? It's also been a month where I have taken a step back from social media, in particular Instagram. I haven't posted as much and I have to say I do feel better for spending less hours… Continue reading January Wrap Up.
Hello Book Lover, I closed the final pages of Saltwater and took a moment to bask in its glory - let me tell you now, it’s my book of the year! In fact stop reading this review and go and buy a copy, settle down and devour it in one glorious sitting. Saltwater follows Lucy.… Continue reading Review – Saltwater by Jessica Andrews.