2015 · Book Club · Book Reviews · Fiction · Grief · Humour · Travel

How to Be Both, Ali Smith

Published: 2014 by Penguin | Pages: 376 | RAD Book Club Book #3 How to be both is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the… Continue reading How to Be Both, Ali Smith

2015 · Author Interviews · Author Q&A

Q&A: Stacy Juba, Author of ‘Fooling Around with Cinderella’

Why did you become a writer? I have been writing since third grade and was writing my own mystery series in fifth grade. Writing and reading have always been important parts of my life. I did actually major in something else, exercise science, but when it came time to seek jobs in that field, nothing… Continue reading Q&A: Stacy Juba, Author of ‘Fooling Around with Cinderella’

2015 · Fantasy · Fiction · Humour · Review Request · Romance · YA

Down the Wormhole (Wormhole #1), Ana Franco (*)

Published: 2015 by Author | 173 Pages | Review Request Medusa is a nice girl, Aphrodite is empowering, Loki vanished on thin air, Isis doesn’t have a memory and Anubis is the only sane one. Join them all in an adventure that mixes the styles of ABC’s Once Upon A Time and Rick Riordan’s Percy… Continue reading Down the Wormhole (Wormhole #1), Ana Franco (*)

2015 · Book Club · Book Reviews · Classic · Crime · Fiction · Grief · Historical

Perfume, Patrick Suskind

Published: 1987 by Penguin | Pages: 263 | RAD Book Club Book #2 In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today,… Continue reading Perfume, Patrick Suskind

2015 · Book Reviews · Fiction · Grief · Historical · Romance · Travel · War

A Week In Paris, Rachel Hore

Published: 2014 by Simon & Schuster | Pages: 480 The streets of Paris hide a dark past . . .  September, 1937. Kitty Travers enrols at the Conservatoire on the banks of the Seine to pursue her dream of becoming a concert pianist. But then war breaks out and the city of light falls into… Continue reading A Week In Paris, Rachel Hore

2015 · Book Reviews · Fiction · Humour · Romance

You’re the One that I Want, Giovanna Fletcher

Published: 2014 by Michael Joseph | Page: 372 Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob – the man she’s about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben – best man and the best friend any two people ever had. And that’s the problem.… Continue reading You’re the One that I Want, Giovanna Fletcher

2015 · Book Reviews · Fiction · Grief · Romance

Another Night, Another Day, Sarah Rayner

Published: 2014 by Picador | Pages: 404 Three people, each crying out for help. There’s Karen, about to lose her father; Abby, whose son has autism and needs constant care, and Michael, a family man on the verge of bankruptcy. As each sinks under the strain, they’re brought together at Moreland’s Psychiatric Clinic.  Here, behind… Continue reading Another Night, Another Day, Sarah Rayner