This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel

This focused on a topic I know next to nothing about, and it was wonderful. Claude is the youngest of five brothers and from a very young age he prefers to wear dresses and barrettes and carry a purse. But that’s not all this is. The story of this whole family: Claude’s struggles, Poppy’s blossoming... Continue Reading →

Caution: Concentration required (*spoilers*)

The reason I loved this is, I think, the same reason I love the shows Death In Paradise and Poirot. Bear with me. The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle is the ultimate locked room mystery. The author credits reading Agatha Christie as a child with inspiring a desire to write this type of novel. I... Continue Reading →

Year One, Nora Roberts

My kind of book. The idea of a not too distant future where it all goes to hell. An interesting supernatural twist set this apart from some of my other recent reads. The inevitability of the world’s destruction, and the complete ignorance of the human race of the coming annihilation is sewn into the story... Continue Reading →

No Exit, Taylor Adams

I have a feeling this was a 'Kindle Reccomends' offer as it's right up my street but I don't remember searching for it! Darby Thorne is just trying to get home. Her plans upended by an upsetting message from her sister, and she’s attempting to get through a terrible snow storm at the last minute.... Continue Reading →

Tiny Book Club Update

  The Tiniest Book Club has been up and running for a few months now. And the members are all kinds of wonderful. Ok, it’s mainly that they love books, drink gin and let me be kind of in charge. Thinking about it, that has definite potential as my new dating profile...*Ahem* I’ve said it... Continue Reading →

The Tiniest Book Club

  My most recent time away made me think. A lot. About life, the universe, how I spoke to that shop assistant back in 2003 and if I should track them down to apologise...but also about community. For more on why, read here. I knew I wanted to retain some of that when I came... Continue Reading →

Reinventing The ‘F’ Word

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman I believe in signs. I saw this advertised, had it recommended then nearly walked into the stand it was in my current local bookshop. So, usual clumsiness aside, I just had to get it on Kindle. As much as I love print books I tend to get them... Continue Reading →

Dreary Weekend Cosiness

Liane Moriarty, Truly Madly Guilty I read this in a day. I had nothing else to do so I just cosied up with this and a blanket and several hot drinks, and cheesy pasta, and biscuits... Ok, I have loads I could and probably should be doing, but it was raining (torrential) and windy (gale... Continue Reading →

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