Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: A MAN CALLED OVE BY FREDRIK BACKMAN

TITLE: A Man Called Ove AUTHOR: Fredrik Backman GENRES: Fiction, contemporary, humour PUBLISHER: Sceptre PAGES: 294 MY RATING: 5+/5   SYNOPSIS “At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A MAN CALLED OVE BY FREDRIK BACKMAN

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: THE LOST SISTERHOOD BY ANNE FORTIER

TITLE: The Lost Sisterhood AUTHOR: Anne Fortier GENRES: Historical fiction, contemporary MY RATING: 4/5 SYNOPSIS “Oxford lecturer Diana Morgan is an expert on Greek mythology. Her obsession with the Amazons started in childhood when her eccentric grandmother claimed to be one herself—before vanishing without a trace. Diana’s colleagues shake their heads at her Amazon fixation. But then a…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE LOST SISTERHOOD BY ANNE FORTIER

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: TIGER HILLS BY SARITA MANDANNA

TITLE: Tiger Hills AUTHOR: Sarita Mandanna GENRES: Fiction, historical fiction, romance MY RATING: 4/5 SYNOPSIS “She knew her child was special, had known from the very day of her birth, the day of the herons… 1878, Southern India. As the first girl born into the family for over sixty years, beautiful, spirited Devi is adored by…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: TIGER HILLS BY SARITA MANDANNA

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want to Re-read

I’m excited to be doing my very first post for Top 5 Wednesday (created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and currently hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes). One question my parents would frequently ask when I bought a book was, “Can’t you just borrow it from someone else? Are you really ever going to read that book again?” Quite often, given…… Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want to Re-read

Bib·li·o·phile Fridays

BIB·LI·O·PHILE FRIDAYS: TIME CAPSULE

(Hosted by Foxes and Fairy Tales and Whoo Gives a Hoot) TGIF! And time for another Bib·li·o·phile Fridays post. This week’s theme is Time Capsule, for which I have picked five books that were published during the year I was born – 1987 (gah, so old!).     Misery by Stephen King D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton Equal Rites by Terry…… Continue reading BIB·LI·O·PHILE FRIDAYS: TIME CAPSULE

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Movies That Introduced Me to a Book

Welcome to another Tuesday and another Top Ten Tuesday post (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish). Have you ever watched a movie you liked so much you wished it was a book (I know it’s usually the other way round)? Well, this has happened to me with a few movies and to my delight, in…… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Movies That Introduced Me to a Book

Bib·li·o·phile Fridays

BIB·LI·O·PHILE FRIDAYS: AWESOME BOOK FAMILIES

This week’s theme for Bib·li·o·phile Fridays (hosted by Foxes and Fairy Tales and Whoo Gives a Hoot) is  Awesome Book Families inspired by November being National Family Literacy Month! I love stories that have a family involved, be it in a movie or a book, whether the family is the main focus or  just on the sidelines, a…… Continue reading BIB·LI·O·PHILE FRIDAYS: AWESOME BOOK FAMILIES