Low Action (The Vinyl Detective Mysteries, Book 5) (AUDIOBOOK) – Andrew Cartmel 09.07.21

I really like this series – I’m getting to know and love the recurring characters. (I just went to look at Amazon reviews, because I couldn’t remember the name of the ‘title character’ who is the vinyl detective, and I’m a bit gobsmacked by everyone saying ‘the still unnamed’ main character – it had seriouslyContinue reading “Low Action (The Vinyl Detective Mysteries, Book 5) (AUDIOBOOK) – Andrew Cartmel 09.07.21”

Little Eve – Catriona Ward – 05.07.21

Because I loved The Last House on Needless Street so much, I ordered this other book by Catriona Ward. Little Eve is a very different story, set on a remote Scottish island in the 1920s it follows a mass murder of members of a cult/commune. It feels like a kind of Gothic horror/literary mystery withContinue reading “Little Eve – Catriona Ward – 05.07.21”

The Kingdoms – Natasha Pulley (AUDIOBOOK) – 04.07.21

I have really enjoyed other books by Natasha Pulley – she writes historical fiction with magical realism elements and often sweet but forbidden male homosexual love. This book ticked all those boxes, and I did enjoy it (on the whole) although at times I found it a bit of a slog if I’m honest. TheContinue reading “The Kingdoms – Natasha Pulley (AUDIOBOOK) – 04.07.21”

The Last House on Needless Street – Catriona Ward – 29.06.21

Wow – this was a very gripping and engaging book. I read reviews that likened the plot to Russian dolls that open to reveal more twists and turns or ‘pull the rug out from under you’ just when you think you have worked out what is going on and I would agree with these reviewsContinue reading “The Last House on Needless Street – Catriona Ward – 29.06.21”

Someone Like Me – M. R. Carey – 26.06.21

I loved the Koli trilogy books so much, that as soon as I finished reading them, I bought another M. R. Carey kindle book from Amazon and started to read it. It is very different to the Koli books, and I have to admit that it took me a while to get into it. ItContinue reading “Someone Like Me – M. R. Carey – 26.06.21”

The Fall of Koli – M.R. Carey – 02.06.21 The Trials of Koli – M.R. Carey – 13.06.21

I read the first book in this trilogy quite some time ago, and I remember liking it, but not being blown away by it. The second book, however, had me really gripped, so much so that I instantly read the third book. This series is set in a dystopian future where most civilisation had beenContinue reading “The Fall of Koli – M.R. Carey – 02.06.21 The Trials of Koli – M.R. Carey – 13.06.21”

Project Hail Mary – Andy Weir – (AUDIOBOOK) – 06.06.21

I heard an interview with Andy Weir on the radio just before I listened to this audiobook, so I was a little bit spoiled and knew something of what was going on before the book revealed it, but I don’t think that took too much away from the experience. Like The Martian (which I loved)Continue reading “Project Hail Mary – Andy Weir – (AUDIOBOOK) – 06.06.21”

Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart – 29.05.21

This was my book group read for June. One of the reasons I’m so behind on writing up my book reviews at the moment is because I was working full time from the beginning of February until the end of June teaching in a primary school in a really deprived interface area of West Belfast.Continue reading “Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart – 29.05.21”

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses – (AUDIOBOOK) – Kristen O’Neal – 23.05.21

I LOVED this audiobook. It’s narrated by a promising medical student, Priya, who has to drop out of college after getting a really bad case of Lyme Disease which leaves her so weak and fatigued that she’s unable to function normally. She joins an online support group for people suffering from chronic illness, and oneContinue reading “Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses – (AUDIOBOOK) – Kristen O’Neal – 23.05.21”

Tomorrow – Damian Dibben – (AUDIOBOOK) – 09.05.21

I really wanted to like this book – I thought it would be like The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (which I loved!) with a fun twist of being narrated by a dog. Well, in a sense it was, like Addie LaRue, the dog narrator (named Tomorrow) was immortal – not from making a pactContinue reading “Tomorrow – Damian Dibben – (AUDIOBOOK) – 09.05.21”