I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (3/5)

Posted July 13, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (3/5)

Malala is certainly one of the most inspirational people of our time. Shot by the Taliban for being outspoken about women’s rights to an education, she has since left Pakistan and become an ambassador for educational rights. As a person she is undoubtedly one of the most influential of current times, having won the Nobel […]

We’re All Damaged by Matthew Norman (3/5)

Posted July 9, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
We’re All Damaged by Matthew Norman (3/5)

This was an entertaining read- though not one I would normally have chosen had it not been on offer via Kindle First. The characters were interesting – although somewhat contrived. With the exception of Andy’s mother – who was downright annoying – and the bemusing “Glitter Mafia” which didn’t really add anything to the storyline (to […]

The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood (3/5)

Posted July 8, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood (3/5)

I must admit, this was my second attempt at reading “The Darkest Secret” after previously giving up on it. This time I persevered and I’m kind of glad I did.  It took me a while to realise the timeline was jumping between past and present events, as the present events aren’t dated, but the characters […]

My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry (2/5)

Posted July 5, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry (2/5)

The title of this book drew me in initially, and I had high hopes for it as a psychological thriller. Unfortunately it was a distinctly average read. The book is slow to start and jumps between the stories of the two main female characters – Lily, a married London lawyer, and Carla, a young school-girl […]

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell (4/5)

Posted July 4, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell (4/5)

The blurb for this book includes a review stating that it’s a “hugely enjoyable romp” – which is probably the best possible description for this book. It is thoroughly enjoyable. Russell and her partner (“Lego Man”) leave hectic lifestyles in London to head to the Danish wilderness when Lego Man is offered a job. It’s a […]

Follow you Home by Mark Edwards (3/5)

Posted July 4, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
Follow you Home by Mark Edwards (3/5)

I was recommended this book as being a spine-tingling thriller. I hadn’t come across this author before, so I was interested to see just how “spine-tingling” this book really was! It starts off well, if a little slowly, with Daniel and Laura being thrown off a train in the middle of nowhere in Romania. From […]

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty (4/5)

Posted July 3, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty (4/5)

Moriarty is a relatively new author for me, but I’m thoroughly enjoying her books. This one is set around the lives of triplets Lyn, Cat and Gemma Kettle, as they approach their 34th birthday. This book was originally released in 2001, so it does contain some dated references. That said, it’s still a great read.

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell (3/5)

Posted July 2, 2016 by Babs in Book Review / 0 Comments
This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell (3/5)

This was an enjoyable read, but the story jumps around all over the place, making it hard to get to grips with in the early pages. There are numerous time-lines, characters and seemingly disjointed stories, it’s hard to get into it. Once I got the characters and time-lines straight in my head, I began to […]