Note: so, as it turns out, 500 words is far too short to write anything even slightly cohesive. I’m instead going to aim for a maximum of 750 words: just enough to get a point across, but not enough to fill the review with rambling. Let’s see how this goes. Finished 18/12/2016 Harvill Press (2000)… Continue reading Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Finished 15/10/2016 HarperCollins Children’s (2008) (first published 1971) | 246 pages 3/5 stars Technically, I’m a few years late with reading this. At university I took a children’s literature module where this was one of the key texts, and each of us were divided into groups and made to do a presentation of a… Continue reading Review: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
I hit my 2016 reading target with two months to spare! 12 books in 2016 – quite a small target, really, but I’m so pleased I managed it. I’ve now officially read the most books in a year that I have for the past few years. For 2017 I’ll definitely set a higher goal, and… Continue reading 2016 Reading Goal Completed! – New Challenge?
Finished 28/09/2016 Sphere (2014) (first published 2013) | 550 pages 5/5 stars It’s no secret: I judge books by their authors. When I found out about this “debut” from mysterious (note: not mysterious) author Robert Galbraith, I truly believed I’d find so much fault with this book that I’d never want to read it again.… Continue reading Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
Finished 27/08/2016 Jon Murray (2013) (first published 2012) | 293 pages 5/5 stars I don’t often give books the 5-star rating on Goodreads. Don’t get me wrong, this is certainly not the best book I’ve ever read, and it certainly isn’t going to win any rewards or be remembered hundreds of years into the future… Continue reading Review: The Girl on the Stairs by Louise Welsh