The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Today I’m pleased to be helping kick off the blog tour for the award winning The Leavers by Lisa Ko. Blurb: One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon – and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother […]

The Imaginary by A F Harrold illustrated by Emily Gravett

Ages and ages ago I started reading The Imaginary as a bedtime story. Turned out it was far too scary to be an end of day book, so we moved it to lunchtimes. Although the children loved the language and the characters, some parts were very upsetting so we kept having breaks. (Fortunately, you can […]

Dreams and Regrets by Emily Williams, author of Rafferty Lincoln loves.

You may or may not be aware that I have an occasional series of posts on the theme of Dreams and Regrets. (If not, follow the link.) Today I’m happy to add to that series as part of the Rafferty Lincoln loves blog tour, with a guest post from author Emily Williams. Dreams… When Jax […]

One Small Act of Kindness by Lucy Dillon

(Note, Kindle was showing 0.99 yesterday – I think the book is currently in the Amazon valentine sale 🙂 ) I am a sucker for a hard done by book. It’s one of (many) reasons why our house is filled with books – I rescue them from charity shops, adopt them from boxes outside houses […]

Winter Storm (The Inventory 4) by Andy Briggs

We’ve been reading and enjoying the Inventory series by Andy Briggs since Small reviewed book 1 (read that review here). It seems only fitting that we are taking part in the blog tour for book 4, Winter Storm which finishes the series, and I’m very happy to give you a taster of the book by […]

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Buy at Amazon I absolutely loved The Dry by Jane Harper when I read it last year (review here ) so I was thrilled to be offered Force of Nature to read as well. There is always a moment of trepidation when you face up to reading a sequel to a well loved book, particularly […]

Twelve nights by Andrew Zurcher – cover reveal and giveaway!

Note, post contains affiliate links. Pre order at Amazon Kay and her little sister, Eloise, never imagined that their standard icy Christmas Eve in Cambridge would be the start of a twelve-night odyssey . . . Kay’s father is working late – as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles her daughters into the car and […]

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Otherworld – the game is compulsively playable. The book is compulsively readable. Utterly immersive, with a story that rocks along despite its main character striving to be unlikeable. He’s not fond of himself, and doesn’t see why anyone else would feel otherwise. Give it a try, but make sure you’ve plenty of time. Once you […]

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I don’t know what I was expecting from Little Fires Everywhere, but what I got was a compulsively readable book, filled with fascinating characters on a slow but inexorable dance towards the disastrous start of the book in ways that I couldn’t have anticipated, and couldn’t wait to see unfold. Buy at Amazon Everyone in […]

Stories for homes blog tour

Tonight I’ve a slightly different type of review post for you. In the stories for homes anthology, published and unpublished writers come together to create this selection of stories about what ‘home’ means. There are 55 writers included in this second charity anthology that brings issues around housing, poverty and crisis to life through the […]

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