The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind (The Frost Files Book 1) – Jackson Ford – 16.10.21

As a result of genetic manipulation, Teagan has powers of telekinesis and a traumatic back story that is teased out in this enjoyable action adventure story. I don’t usually go for books with lots of ‘action’ and at times this one was too violent for my tastes, but I still really enjoyed reading it. IContinue reading “The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind (The Frost Files Book 1) – Jackson Ford – 16.10.21”

The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club book 2) – Richard Osman (AUDIOBOOK) – 15.10.21

When I reviewed the first Thursday Murder Club book by Richard Osman, I said that it was not what I expected, and that threw me a bit. This time around, I knew what to expect, and I had a nice warm cozy feeling upon being reacquainted with the cast of old people sleuths, a bitContinue reading “The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club book 2) – Richard Osman (AUDIOBOOK) – 15.10.21”

The Ash House – Angharad Walker – 09.10.21

I loved the first half of this book – the writing is really moody and atmospheric and I loved the mystery and the magical realism of the setting. A boy with chronic pain is taken from hospital and left at the gates to an old house that seems to be ‘made of ash’. He isContinue reading “The Ash House – Angharad Walker – 09.10.21”

Should We Stay or Should We Go – Lionel Shriver – 04.10.21

It was interesting reading this book so soon after Exit by Belinda Bauer as both books deal with issues surrounding end of live/suicide/euthanasia. In this book a married couple, who in their fifties have to deal with the terrible decline in physical and mental health of their parents, make a pact to perform a jointContinue reading “Should We Stay or Should We Go – Lionel Shriver – 04.10.21”

56 Days -Catherine Ryan Howard (AUDIOBOOK) – 03.10.21

This was my book group read for October and I probably wouldn’t have read it otherwise, but I’m really glad I did because I thoroughly enjoyed it. I listened to the audiobook and I thought the narrator (Alana Kerr Collins) was brilliant – lovely Irish accent and great storytelling with her voice. The book isContinue reading “56 Days -Catherine Ryan Howard (AUDIOBOOK) – 03.10.21”

Exit – Belinda Bauer – 28.09.21

I thought this book was great. It has a sort of lighthearted murder mystery feel and yet it deal with such deep and profound issues as well. Felix lost his wife to a debilitating illness, and with hindsight wished he could have ended her suffering sooner. This motivates him to join a group who ‘help’Continue reading “Exit – Belinda Bauer – 28.09.21”

The Quantum Curators and the Missing Codex. (Book3) – Eva St. John – 20.09.21

It took me a while to warm to this third installment in the quantum curators parallel universe series. Book one was exciting as it was set in our world with the protagonist learning about the parallel universe and meeting people from it, and book two was exciting because he had to come to terms withContinue reading “The Quantum Curators and the Missing Codex. (Book3) – Eva St. John – 20.09.21”

The Great Troll War (The Last Dragonslayer Chronicles Book 4) – Jasper Fforde (AUDIOBOOK) – 20.09.21

In this installment of The Last Dragonslayer series, trolls are invading the ununited kingdoms and there is little hope for the survival of humans against their endless numbers and merciless killing. As is usual for Jasper FForde, there is a lot of humour as well as pathos and thought provoking stuff and wonderful character development.Continue reading “The Great Troll War (The Last Dragonslayer Chronicles Book 4) – Jasper Fforde (AUDIOBOOK) – 20.09.21”

Birds Without Wings – Louis de Bernieres – 16.09.21

I found this book quite a hard read for a couple of reasons. It seemed long, with a lot of characters and quite a lot of history, politics and war stuff which is not really my bag. That was one reason it was a hard read – the other was the sadness and brutality itContinue reading “Birds Without Wings – Louis de Bernieres – 16.09.21”

Great Circle – Maggie Shipstead (Audiobook) – 13.09.21

I mostly enjoyed this audiobook. At times it seemed very long and went into so many characters’ backstories that I just wished it would get on with the plot (although, saying that, when it got to the denouement, all that extra detail did actually enrich the reveal and make the ending more satisfying). The dualContinue reading “Great Circle – Maggie Shipstead (Audiobook) – 13.09.21”