Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Title: Normal People Author: Sally Rooney Publication: 16th April 2019 by Hogarth Press Genre: Contemporary Fiction Format: Audiobook The Blurb from Goodreads: At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at … Continue reading Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Book Review: The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Title: The Switch Author: Beth O’Leary Publication: 28th April 2020 by Hachette Australia Genre: Fiction – contemporary, romance, chick-lit Format: eARC The Blurb from Goodreads: Eileen is sick of being 79.Leena’s tired of life in her twenties.Maybe it’s time they swapped places… When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother … Continue reading Book Review: The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Book Review: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Title: Such A Fun Age Author: Kiley Reid Publication: 7th January 2020 by Bloomsbury Publishing Genre: Contemporary Fiction Format: Audiobook The Blurb from Goodreads: When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she’s actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with a ‘personal brand’ and the best of intentions, resolves to make … Continue reading Book Review: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Book Review: The Lonely Fajita by Abigail Mann

Title: The Lonely Fajita Author: Abigail Mann Expected publication: May 2020 by One More Chapter Genre: Contemporary Fiction Format: eARC The Blurb from Goodreads: Lonely Fajita: a person who is suddenly and unwillingly single. It’s Elissa’s birthday, but her boyfriend doesn’t seem to care much – and she’s accidentally scheduled herself a cervical smear instead of birthday drinks. Then there’s her borderline-psychotic boss, the fact … Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Fajita by Abigail Mann

Book Review: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

Title: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls Author: Anissa Gray Published: 19th February 2019 by Berkley Genre: Contemporary Fiction Format: Physical Book Page Count: 304 The Blurb from Goodreads: The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest—but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Althea, the eldest sister and substitute … Continue reading Book Review: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

Book Review: The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: A lifetime together.Six months of silence.One last chance. By all appearances, Frank and Maggie share a happy, loving marriage. But for the past six months, they have not spoken. Not a sentence, not a single word. Maggie isn’t sure what, exactly, provoked Frank’s silence, though she has a few ideas. Day after day, they have eaten meals together and slept … Continue reading Book Review: The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves

Book Review: The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: This is the story of a family who didn’t fit in…. Jess thomas is struggling. With two jobs, two children and no one to rely on it’s all she can do to keep her fractured little family together. So when Ed Nicholls, a virtual stranger, suddenly offers to help in her hour of need, it’s not easy for Jess to … Continue reading Book Review: The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families—the public one and the secret one. … Continue reading Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Book Review: Forever Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime. Elsie Porter is an average … Continue reading Book Review: Forever Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: The Confession by Jessie Burton

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: One winter’s afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie to LA, a city of strange dreams and swimming pools and late-night gatherings of glamorous people. But whilst Connie thrives … Continue reading Book Review: The Confession by Jessie Burton