The Secret History Book Cover

Review: The Secret History

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.

3* Read!

Go Set A Watchman Book Cover

Review: Go Set A Watchman

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch, “Scout”, returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bitter-sweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt.

2.5* Read!

Review: To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, (my edition) published June 2010 by Arrow Books Read: April 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Classics/Historical Source: Purchased #Pages: 309 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: ‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird […]

Review: Be Safe I Love You

Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman, published February 2015 by Little Brown Group UK. Read: February 2015 Genre: Adult/Literary/Military/Contemporary Source: Publisher #Pages: 289 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Lauren Clay has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq just in time to spend the holidays with her family. Before she enlisted, Lauren, and her brother, […]

Review: All The Light We Cannot See

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, published May 2014 by Scribner. Read: January 2015 Genre: Adult/Literary/Historical Fiction Source: Library #Pages: 448 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks. When she is […]

Review: Life After Life

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, published 2014 by Black Swan (Random House). Read: October 2014 Genre: Adult Fiction/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Historical/Literary Fiction Source: Purchased #Pages: 622 Get It Now: Wordery Goodreads Synopsis: What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is […]