Review: Beneath a Pole Star

Spoiler-free review of ‘Beneath a Pole Star’ by Stef Penney My latest read has been ‘Beneath a Pole Star’ by Stef Penney. This is the first book I have read by this author and I ordered it from Amazon when the hardcover copy was on sale for something like £6.99 rather than £18.99! This is…

The Kate Morton Collection

I take a look at books by Australian author Kate Morton. Having just finished reading ‘The Distant Hours’ by Kate Morton I decided to write a blog looking at her work. ‘The Distant Hours’ was the third novel by Morton that I had read, having picked up ‘The House at Riverton’ when it was a Richard &…

Autobiographies

My pick of some of the best autobiographies. I had the idea for this blog when I was looking through my bookshelf for something to read. I received comedian Jo Brand’s autobiography ‘Look back in Hunger’ years ago for Christmas when I asked for it after I had heard her speaking about it on television,…

Book to TV adaptations

I take a look at novels that have been adapted for TV. Having already had a look at novels which have been transferred from Books to Big Screen I thought it would be interesting to see which books have been adapted for television shows and series. I got the idea while writing my blog on…

Richard & Judy Book Club – Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Richard & Judy Book Club reads. I first came across the Richard and Judy book club during their Summer 2011 reads when I worked a Whsmiths. The book club is in association with Whsmiths so it’s no surprise we came across them while working there. One of my top 5 favourite books…

My Top 5

A list of my favourite ever books! I thought long and hard about this list and I decided to write it as so many of the books on the list have been recommended to me by other people. I always take up an offer of reading a book if someone recommends it to me and…

Books to Big Screen

The first edition of my podcast named “Books to Big Screen” looks at upcoming book to movie adaptations being released in cinemas in 2017. Please click below to listen: *Disclaimer* I do not own the rights to copyrighted material featured in this podcast and blog post. Let me know what your thoughts are on book…

His Bloody Project

An in depth review of my latest read: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet. Before this book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize I don’t think many people can admit that they had heard of the novel or the author. It first came to my attention when it came up as a best…

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Winners over the decades Heading into its 21st year, I take a look at the Women’s Prize for Fiction winners over the decades… On 8th March 2017, the long list of 16 authors hoping to win the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction will be revealed. From 150 novels just 16 will make it to the…

February: This months new releases

I look books being released in February 2017. It’s the beginning of the year and after having read the majority of the books I received for Christmas already, I’m on the lookout for new reading material. After searching through Amazon, Waterstones, Whsmiths and all the other book retailers you can think of I have complied…