⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Esther Ann Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of … Continue reading Review: The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir @AAKnopf
Thank God for other book bloggers, without them my TBR pile might be a manageable size, imagine the horror of that?! This is going back quite a few weeks now but I've compiled a list of a few books that bloggers made me add to my Goodreads shelves! Here they are... Winterwood by Patrick McCabe … Continue reading A blogger made me add it – latest TBR additions
An age ago, I posted a similar blog all about the lowest rated books on my Goodreads, which I am planning on revisiting and doing a part 2 of soon. But today I wanted to look at the opposite and take a look at the most loved books on my TBR! Without further ado, let's … Continue reading Highest rated books on my Goodreads TBR
Synopsis: Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her 13-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished in the woods of a local park. Riddled with worry, pain, and guilt, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow. As the search grows more desperate, and the implications … Continue reading Review: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: They are an unlikely pair: George is “small and quick and dark of face”; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a “family,” clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California’s dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they … Continue reading Mini-review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Are you ever in a reading slump, or not particularly enjoying the book you're currently reading? Whenever I'm in either situation I find the best remedy is to pick up a short story! This gives me a quick burst of entertainment and usually encourages me to pick up my current read or a new book. … Continue reading Short stories worth reading when you have 10 minutes to spare – with mini-reviews!
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: The Himalayas, 1935. Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all. Five Englishmen set out to conquer it. But courage can only take them so far. And the higher they climb, the darker it gets. Review: First line: "Ah there you are, Dr Pearce!" Charles Tennant's daughter come striding across the lawn with … Continue reading Review: Thin Air by Michelle Paver @MichellePaver @OrionBooks