What I read… Life After Life

OK so this book has taken me ages to get through. According to Goodreads I first started reading this in January 2016. That’s well over a year ago and I’ve not long finished it. Was it really so hard or boring that it takes a normally prolific reader 12 months to read? I’d say no. It’s…… Continue reading What I read… Life After Life

What I read… The Heart Goes Last

Darn Margaret Atwood – the older you get the less it appears you think of the human race! Atwood famously claims she doesn’t write science fiction, only speculative fiction and this book is seated firmly within her favourite sub-genre: dystopian speculative fiction. In the near future the economy has tanked. As vast swathes of the…… Continue reading What I read… The Heart Goes Last

What I read… The Secret of Nightingale Wood

The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange was a book I bought for my mother for her birthday. She seemed to like it (she gave it 5 stars on her Goodreads anyway) and gave it back to me to read, which I did, on the train to Liverpool one weekend. Firstly let me just say,…… Continue reading What I read… The Secret of Nightingale Wood

What I read… A Head Full of Ghosts

Anyone looking at my Goodreads profile will see I’ve read a load more books than I’ve been reviewing. Honestly it’s because I was slightly behind on my targets and I needed to churn through some easy reads. That said there’s also a couple of books that I really don’t have the energy to review as…… Continue reading What I read… A Head Full of Ghosts

What I Read… Still Alice

Today’s review was a bit of a tough one. I’ve been hearing a lot about Still Alice by Lisa Genova and the subsequent film adaption starring Julianne Moore. The book examines the mind of a 50 year old linguistics professor who develops Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease and how that affects her life and relationships. This was…… Continue reading What I Read… Still Alice

What I read… The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space

This is my first book of short stories this year. I generally really like the ability to dip in to books like these, spend 10 minutes on a compact little tale then move on, however I read this book all in one sitting while having my hair done (it’s lovely, thanks for asking). Pippa Goldschmitt…… Continue reading What I read… The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space