2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · United States

Book Review: Wild by Kristin Hannah

Title: Wild Author: Kristin Hannah Published: July 28th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, comes Wild, a remarkable story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the promise of new beginnings. In the rugged Pacific Northwest of the United States… Continue reading Book Review: Wild by Kristin Hannah

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · classic · United States

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Today I am marking off my thirty fourth #34th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: A stunning new series look for one of the greatest writers of the 20th century in Penguin Modern Classics Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except each… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: A Good Neighbourhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Title: A Good Neighbourhood Author: Therese Anne Fowler Published: March 10th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars In Oak Knoll, a tight-knit North Carolina neighbourhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door –… Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Good Neighbourhood by Therese Anne Fowler

2020 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Title: Big Lies in a Small Town Author: Diane Chamberlain Published: January 14th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher’s life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women’s Correctional Center. Her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

2019 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Title: The Giver of Stars Author: Jojo Moyes Published: October 1st 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Inspired by a remarkable true story, the unforgettable journey of five extraordinary women living in extraordinary and perilous times. Alice Wright has travelled halfway across the world to escape her stifling life in England. Handsome American businessman… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · France · new release · romance · United States

New Release Book Review: Turning Point by Danielle Steel

Title: Turning Point Author: Danielle Steel Published: January 8th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars Four high-flying trauma surgeons from San Francisco are all at the top of their game professionally – but at what cost? They live for their hours in the fast-paced environment of the hospital, but outside work their lives are falling apart… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Turning Point by Danielle Steel

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Title: Where the Crawdads Sing Author: Delia Owens Published: January 17th 2018 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars #1 New York Times Bestseller A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick “I can’t even express how much I love this book! I didn’t want this story to end!” Reese Witherspoon “Painfully beautiful.” The New York Times Book Review For years,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · historical fiction · mystery · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander

Title: Half Moon Lake Author: Kirsten Alexander Published: January 2nd 2019 Publisher: Bantam – Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘They said he was their boy. And so he was . . .’ In 1913, on a summer’s day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns. The… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander

2018 Reviews · Britain · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · United States

New Release Book Review: Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel

Title: Beauchamp Hall Author: Danielle Steel Published: November 27th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars An uplifting, inspiring story about taking back control of your life, by the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Winona Farmington can’t help but feel that life is passing her by, in backwater Michigan town. She hates her job, her boyfriend won’t… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel

2018 Reviews · book bingo · horror · thriller · United States

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book that scares you’ – It by Stephen King

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month,Theresa, The Book Muse and I will complete a book review post, outlining… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book that scares you’ – It by Stephen King