Category: Book Reviews

Come and meet Anne Pettigrew, today’s #AuthorInTheSpotlight | The Carnelian Tree | @pettigrew_anne @ringwoodpublish

How did you come up with the title for your book? A chilled glass of sauvignon or prosecco- as always! Tricky Woo, the Pekinese dog in Herriot’s lovely ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.  Who wouldn’t

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

Twenty years later, Luna’s missing sister turns up out of the blue. She is exactly the girl Luna remembers. Same face. Same smile. Same age. C.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and academic

Desert Island Books: Monika Radojevic

I absolutely adore this feminist retelling of Circe and devoured the audiobook (14 hours!)  in two sittings. Aside from being an excellent book, the story is literally about a powerful woman banished to a deserted

Busy Being Free by Emma Forrest

Love this post? Click here to subscribe. We met a variety of men during Busy Being Free – including both her worst sexual experiences, and then, later, some of her best – and despite their frequent appearance,

1989 by Val McDermid | #bookreview #allieburns | @littlebrownUK @BooksSphere

I found the beginning of the book really interesting as Allie, despite not officially being an investigative journalist anymore, can’t quite shrug off her instincts. She starts looking into a drugs trial that could potentially

My Life in Books: Bill Muganda

I had this battered copy of Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets and destroyed it from rereading it. Are you My Mother by Alison Bechel Sally Rodney’s Beautiful World Where are You was easy

The Memory of the Air by Caroline Lamarche, translated by Katherine Gregor – review

Published by Heloise Press The writing is  lyrical and light, despite the darkness of the content it discusses. This is, in part, no doubt gained from the magical veil that always seems to be imparted

Riverside by Glenda Young and Ian Skillicorn | #Audible #audiobook #audiodrama #review | @rararesources @flaming_nora @ian_skillicorn

Changes are coming to the riverside town of Ryemouth, and while some of the community are excited by new beginnings, others are finding it hard to let go of the past. Glen McCready trained at

WWW Wednesday 12th October | #WWWWednesday #booktwitter #amreading

So that’s WWW Wednesday complete. Have you read any of these books? Do any catch your fancy? Let me know in the comments and if you take part yourself, pop a link to your post

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – Betsy & Lilibet by Sophie Duffy

I enjoyed this book immensely. I love a story of one person or family that spans a long period and this book follows Betsy from her birth until 2016 when she’s in a residential home.