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

2016 · Book Club · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Fiction · Grief · Historical · Travel

The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

Published: 2015 by Knopf | Pages: 317 | RAD Book Club Book #5 “You’ve long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it’s time now to think on it anew. There’s a journey we must go on, and no more delay…” The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled… Continue reading The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

2016 · Book Reviews · Non-Fiction · Review Request · Romance · Travel

Luna Tree: The Baby Project, Maya Berger

Published: 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing | Pages: 214 | Review Request Maya is kicking up her heels, living the fabulous and mostly carefree life of a twenty-something young woman. However, in the back of her mind continuous longing for a good marriage and family lingers. How do you find the right man, the one… Continue reading Luna Tree: The Baby Project, Maya Berger

2016 · Book Reviews · Fiction · Romance · Travel

Solar, Ian McEwan

Published: 2010 by Random House | Pages: 287 Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard’s professional and personal worlds… Continue reading Solar, Ian McEwan

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 · Travel

The Olive Branch, Jo Thomas (*)

Published: 2015 by Headline Review | Pages: 400 | Sent from bookbridgr.com It’s amazing what you can buy online these days: Memorabilia Fashion accessories A crumbling Italian farmhouse… After a Prosecco-fuelled girls’ night in gets out of hand, Ruthie Collins awakes to discover that she has bid for her dream Italian home online – and… Continue reading The Olive Branch, Jo Thomas (*)

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

The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton

Published: 2015 by Picador | Pages: 424 On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met… Continue reading The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton