⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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!
Pssst! The below review has spoilers for Sweetpea! Even the In Bloom synopsis spoils Sweetpea, so continue with care! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Rhiannon Lewis has successfully fooled the world and framed her cheating fiancé Craig for the depraved and bloody killing spree she committed. She should be ecstatic that she’s free. Except for one small problem. … Continue reading Review: In Bloom by C. J. Skuse @CJSkuse @HQStories
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhiannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she … Continue reading Review: Sweetpea by C. J. Skuse @CJSkuse @HQStories
Synopsis: Ann Burden has been living alone in a valley for over a year - until Loomis, a scientist in a radiation-proof suit, arrives. She hopes they will be companions but his behaviour towards her becomes increasingly threatening as he attacks her and then cuts off her food supply and tries to bring her under … Continue reading Review: Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien
OK, so I know we're a little further than halfway through the year now, but I think it's still OK for me to do this post, right? Plus, Krystin kind of tagged me in the official "Mid Year Freak Out Tag" so it's just like I'm doing a cheat version of that. My reading year … Continue reading My favourite books of 2018 so far