Dead Pretty by David Mark (1/5)

Posted August 1, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
Dead Pretty by David Mark (1/5)

First of all I would like to thank Bookbridgr and Mulholland for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately, this book just wasn’t for me. I know there are plenty of fans of David Mark’s books, and I can see from other reviews on GoodReads that my 1* review […]

Buy me the Sky by Xinran (1/5)

Posted July 26, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
Buy me the Sky by Xinran (1/5)

Xinran is a somewhat obvious choice for completing “X” on my 2016 Author A-Z challenge, but it’s an author whose work I’ve enjoyed in the past. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for Buy me the Sky, Xinran’s investigations on China’s “one child policy”. This book follows the first generation of only children, to see what impact the […]

I’m Still Here by Clélie Avit (5/5)

Posted July 26, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
I’m Still Here by Clélie Avit (5/5)

This is a fantastic book. I would give it 6 stars if I could! I’m no great fan of soppy books like the recently heralded Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, to which I gave 2 stars out of 5 when I read it at the start of the year. The emotion was sorely lacking for me […]

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Posted July 24, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
The Princess Bride by William Goldman

As part of Book Riot’s 2016 Read Harder Challenge I had to read a book published in the decade in which I was born. For this challenge I chose The Princess Bride by William Goldman, published in 1973 – the year I was born. I’m afraid this comes under the same category as Stardust by Neil Gaiman for me […]

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (3/5)

Posted July 23, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (3/5)

I received this book as part of Hodder Books’ #readwithoutprejudice promotion where the title and author was obscured, meaning I had no idea who the author was while I was reading it. I have to say when I found out it was Picoult it wasn’t hugely surprising as the storyline is great and the characters are engaging, […]

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (1/5)

Posted July 20, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (1/5)

This book … where to start?! Well – I’m doing Book Riot’s 2016 Read Harder Challenge and item 19 says “Read a non-fiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes.” … so here I am. What a load of drivel!!!!!!!!! I started working in a very (very!) male dominated area in the late 1990’s. I was […]

The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons

Posted July 19, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons

I chose this as one of my Kindle First picks, and I’m really glad that I did. This debut author has produced a fantastic tight-knit, political thriller, which was pretty unputdownable once I got into it. If I had any criticism it would be that the ending dragged just a little too much. But overall this […]