Synopsis: It’s the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine studies the… Continue reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (review)
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The Bones of You is a beautifully written novel which tells the story of teenager Rosie’s murder and the ensuing events that follow... Synopsis: The Bones of You revolves around a young girl’s murder and one woman’s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village. I have a gardener’s inherent belief in the… Continue reading The Bones of You by Debbie Howells
The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton is a slow burner of a novel about desperation and adventure. It is her third novel and is very different to her other novels. I really enjoyed Sister and really want to read Afterwards. However I felt that this novel was completely different to Sister... Synopsis: On 24th… Continue reading The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton – review
Check out Cleopatra Loves Books’ review of The Bones Of You, which I’ll also be reviewing on my blog- it will go up in about a week’s time so look out for it!
Great review, I think you’ll agree!
I have to admit when I first started this book I wasn’t too keen at all, but once I adjusted to the slow pace, I was hooked! All that despite some supernatural elements which would normally have me closing the book in disbelief.
One day Kate, mother to Grace, gets a phone call that Rosie Anderson has gone missing. Eighteen year old Rosie is nowhere near as socially confident as Grace and in the small Sussex town everyone hopes that she will return home unharmed.
Told from Kate’s and Rosie’s perspectives this book is a slow-burner but no less gripping for that. Kate has got to know Rosie as she was keen on Kate’s horses and she befriends her mother Jo through the search for Rosie.
Before Rosie’s disappearance Jo and Neale appeared to have an enviable life. A large house decorated to perfection with a garden…
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Sorry this post has taken a while - we only met for book group last Wednesday and things have been super busy recently so I've only just had the chance to write this post! The Alchemist by Paul Coelho was picked by a fellow reading group member who said that she’d actually already read it… Continue reading Book Group: The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
Hello all! So today WordPress told me it's my one year anniversary since I registered the blog and started it up! Time has flown by, so thank you to everyone who has subscribed to this blog! I don't always get as much time to post as I'd like to - real life often gets in… Continue reading Snazzy Books: one year anniversary & what I’m reading!
Synopsis: Boy meets girl… Alex Bradley can't help but feel that life is rather passing him by. And not just life – promotions, invitations, romance; the girl he loves only has eyes for his flatmate and his 9-5 job as the Immigration department skivvy is slowly numbing his soul. Until he meets Nadia. Girl meets… Continue reading Somewhere Only We Know: review