Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Star rating: 5/5 Synopsis: A young woman falls quickly for a widower she meets in Monte Carlo, and accompanies him back to his estate in the west country, Manderley. There she struggles to fit into his world and feels constantly shadowed by the ghost of his first wife, Rebecca. Review: This book is hands down a new favourite. … Continue reading Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

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Review: The Accidental by Ali Smith

Star Rating: 2.5/5 Synopsis: A hugely dysfunctional family go on holiday to Norfolk, where a new age hippy type called Amber inserts herself into their home and changes their lives. Review: I just felt like I needed more from this book. The writing was experimental, but nothing particularly jumped out at me, the characters plot … Continue reading Review: The Accidental by Ali Smith

Review: 1984, George Orwell

✮✮✮✮☆ The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence … Continue reading Review: 1984, George Orwell

Hygge + Happiness: Books About Denmark

As I'm sure anyone who has wondered into a bookshop recently will know (or reads any lifestyle blogs, for that matter), almost every middle-class Brit is talking about Denmark and hygge - myself included. Over the last few months publishers have been capitalising on the trend, with literal stacks of titles sporting the buzzword, offering cosiness … Continue reading Hygge + Happiness: Books About Denmark

Easy to Read Classics

So, I basically love reading everything. Literally everything. YA, contemporary, mystery, thriller, non fiction, literary fiction – but my honest to God first love with books is classics. Although when I’ve got a huge TBR to tackle I tend to stay with quick, easy books, most of them new releases, I have a few classics … Continue reading Easy to Read Classics