The Christmas Inn by Stella Maclean

I went into this with high expectations as the plot seemed like something right up my street. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered the writing to be pretty rudimentary and the storyline to be boring and repetitive. Marnie goes back and forth through deciding whether to stop doing the questionnaire or not for her brother […]

Willow Springs by Toni Blake

God I loved Amy so much. Out of all the romantic heroines out there, Amy is probably the one I could relate to the most in just about every way except I don’t have a sexy fireman best friend to be in love with (anyone want to lend me theirs?!). Loved her love of Austen […]

Sultry with a Twist by Macy Beckett

I have read a LOT of small town contemporary romances over the past year but no debut novel has blown me away quite like this. Macy Beckett has a way of making you fall in love with the characters and care about them. She gives the plot time to play out so it doesn’t feel […]

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

It has been a long time since I’ve read a book that moved me so much. This book showed me a whole different side of Hong Kong and the horror of what Chinese/English people went through during the Japanese invasion of WWII. I’m not going to lie, it made uncomfortable reading sometimes but it was […]

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

I did not go into this expecting Harry Potter 2.0. I decided to approach it as a book by an unknown author I saw on the best sellers list and was intrigued to find out what all the fuss about. Well, the first thing to say is that this book is long. LONG. If it […]

One Shot by @LeeChildReacher

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, from the world he lives in—no phone, no […]

A Week at the Airport by Alain de Botton

2.5* What a disappointment. As someone who is fascinated with the sub-culture of airports, I wanted this book to deliver so so much more than it did. I wanted it to resemble something like the old ‘Airport’ or ‘Airline’ shows on BBC / ITV, now on endless repeats on a Freeview channel. I wanted to […]

Without Fail by @LeeChildReacher

Jack Reacher walks alone. No job, no ID, no last known address. But he never turns down a plea for help. Now a woman tracks him down. A woman serving at the very heart of US power. A woman who needs Reacher’s assistance in her new job. Her job? Protecting the Vice-President of the United […]