The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

I love a bit of reflection and this year has passed way too quickly for my liking. So what better way to force myself into the present then to do a little exercise! Question 1 – The best book you’ve read so far in 2017 A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. I honestly didn't … Continue reading The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag


The Glass Book of the Dream Eaters – G.W. Dahlquist

Rating: 5/10 Review: When I saw this book, I was immediately drawn in by the beautiful cover and the blurb. I wanted to love this book and I wanted to enter a world of mystery and adventure. The first chapter hooked me and I felt like I had stumbled upon a unique and fun read. … Continue reading The Glass Book of the Dream Eaters – G.W. Dahlquist

The Evening Chorus – Helen Humphreys

Rating: 6.5/10 Review:  When I'm commuting into work each day, usually my nose is stuffed into a book or my head is tilted down at a tiny smart phone screen. Some days though, I'm just not in the mood to absorb any more information. On those days, I just sit and stare out the window. … Continue reading The Evening Chorus – Helen Humphreys


Room – Emma Donoghue

Rating: 7.5/5 Review: I love seeing the weird and wacky parts of life. I love reading about things that I will never (hopefully never) experience. I love looking through the eyes of horrible, deranged people and going along for the rollercoaster ride that are their thoughts. However, I've never read from the perspective of such … Continue reading Room – Emma Donoghue


Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith

Rating: 7.5/10 Review: On 14 February 1994, Andrei Chikatilo was escorted from his prison cell to a soundproof room  and executed by a single shot behind his right ear. What had this man done to warrant such a punishment? We have all heard of "Jack the Ripper', but there was another ripper in history that … Continue reading Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith


The Great Zoo of China – Matthew Reilly

Rating: 4/10 Review:  The novel starts off with an introduction by the author himself. In this section, Reilly does a superb job of showcasing his utter lack of knowledge about Chinese history, it's modern influence and it's cultural significance. And it's not short either. It's a chapter long rant. China wants to rule the world. But … Continue reading The Great Zoo of China – Matthew Reilly


Fool Moon – Jim Butcher

Foreword: To all of my readers, I hope that you have a wonderful holiday period. No matter where you are in the world, I hope you take some time to relax and focus on yourself. Rating: 5/10 Review: Do you ever have that uncanny feeling that you have done something before? I get it often. I’ll be … Continue reading Fool Moon – Jim Butcher