What I read… Confronting the Classics

As I mentioned at the start of the year, one of my new year’s resolutions was to read more non-fiction books. We’re almost halfway through the year and I am way behind on my target. This book is at least partially responsible for that. I love Mary Beard. She’s a Professor of Classics at the…… Continue reading What I read… Confronting the Classics

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 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