Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva*

Book by Lana Riva

This book, Happier Thinking, was sent to me by Lana herself, after reaching out to me via email to discuss if it would be something that interested me. If it is something that is of interest to you it is available to purchase on Amazon¬†to purchase in paperback or download on the kindle if having […]

Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason

paperback copy of Strange Shores

Earlier in September I mentioned in another book review about how I found myself accidentally reading a book from the end of a series rather than following them in order as a result of getting it cheaply in a charity shop. I found myself doing the same when it came to picking up and reading […]

The Baskerville Legacy by John O’Connell

Hardback copy of John O'Connell's book

If you’re a first time reader here you might not know that I’ve been plodding my way through the Sherlock Holmes books, including Hound of the Baskervilles, and love a bit of crime/mystery fiction in my reading stack. If you’ve visited in the past you might know that I’m not that keen on characters that […]

Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh

Front cover of hardbook copy of Eat Up!

Sometimes it is a quote deemed #Inspirational and other times it is just something you overhear on the train that can really refocus your thoughts on something. There can be times when those quotes or statements are the last thing you want to encounter, in many ways you want to carry on trudging through the […]

The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

The Penguin Lessons book

Penguins are by far my favourite animal. Whether we are talking real, cuddly, book publisher, biscuit, in books, on TV or some other form there is something about them that I adore. It’s the sort of interest that can very quickly pull you towards something; in this case a book about penguins published by Penguin. […]

Black Day At The Bosphorus Cafe by M.H.Baylis

M.H.Baylis Rex Tracey #3 book

Books that are part of a series but can be read alone are fantastic. That is until you pick up a book that is part way through, or in this case the current end, of a series and the irrational anger of reading something out of order overwhelms you. Reading the Black Day at the […]

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls The Silver Star

Not long after reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls I stumbled across The Silver Star in the very same charity shop. If, after enjoying my first Walls book, that isn’t a sign to grab it and hand over ¬£1 then frankly I don’t know what is. Based on her own personal experiences of growing […]