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.
Hello Book Lover, I rarely read books via Netgalley, reading electronically plays havoc with my eyes, usually resulting in bad headaches, however every now and again a book comes along that makes me ignore the above and reach for my kindle - 'Three Hours' was one of those titles. I heard whispers about this book… Continue reading Review – Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton.
Hello Book Lover, I thought long and hard about whether to do one of these this year, 2020 is set to be a stonking year for books with some belters being published from literary titans such a Hilary Mantel, Yaa Gyasi and David Mitchel. I was getting myself in a right tizzy over how I… Continue reading Ones to Watch in 2020.
Hello Book Lover, I have no idea how it is the end of 2019, this year has whizzed by in the blink of an eye, it's been a cracking year for books with some amazing titles being published. On the whole, I have blogged more in 2019 however I lost my way in the latter… Continue reading Top Reads of 2019
"Manchester's got everything except a beach." Ian Brown. Hello Book Lover, We may not have a beach but we do have a fantastic reputation when it comes to literature and literary events here in Manchester. In 2017 we were recognised by UNESCO as a city of Literature, we are home to the largest bookshop in… Continue reading My 2019 in Bookish Events.
Hello Book Lover, Sometimes you hear whisperings about books and you cannot get them out of your head, so when I heard about ‘A Woman is No Man’, earlier in the year, I knew I had to read it. In fact, I was so desperate to get my hands on it that when a close… Continue reading Review – A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum.