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
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured … Continue reading Review: A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Earl Marcus thought he had left the mountains of Georgia behind forever, and with them, the painful memories of a childhood spent under the fundamentalist rule of his father RJ’s church—a church built on fear, penance, and the twisting, writhing mass of snakes. But then an ominous photo of RJ is delivered to … Continue reading Review: Heaven’s Crooked Finger by Hank Early @hankjearly @crookedlanebks
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: Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result … Continue reading Review: This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, … Continue reading Review: Night by Elie Wiesel
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!