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BookClub Reads: All About Us

Plot: Ben’s always loved December, but this year, with his relationship with Daphne on the rocks, it’s missing its usual magic. So when he runs into his old friend Alice – the one that got away – Ben can’t help but wonder what would have happened if he’d done things differently all those years ago.Continue reading “BookClub Reads: All About Us”

Book Review: The Secret History

Plot: Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsessionContinue reading “Book Review: The Secret History”

Book Review: The Blue Castle

Plot: The Blue Castle is widely hailed as a reader favorite. Valancy Stirling is 29, unmarried, and has never been in love. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she finds her only consolation in the “forbidden” books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle a place where all her dreamsContinue reading “Book Review: The Blue Castle”

Book Review: The Unpassing

Plot: In Chia-Chia Lin’s debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed as a plumber and repairman, while the mother, a loving, strong-willed, and unpredictably emotional matriarch, holds the house together. WhenContinue reading “Book Review: The Unpassing”

Book Review: Five Steps To Happy

Plot: When struggling actress Heidi has a life-changing accident aged 32, her world falls apart. Stuck in hospital and unable to walk, her only companion is Maud, the elderly lady in the bed next to hers. Heidi misses her flatmate, her life, her freedom – surely 32 is too young to be an amputee? ButContinue reading “Book Review: Five Steps To Happy”

Book Review: Hello World

Plot: You can take the girl out of the city but can you take the city out of the girl? When Grace is offered the chance of a lifetime, to test out brand new camping equipment in the rainforest – it’s easy to turn down. After all, who in their right mind wants to trekContinue reading “Book Review: Hello World”

BookClub Reads: Girl Code

Plot: I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group women entrepreneurs all around the world has discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It’s almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magical code: theyContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Girl Code”

Book Review: Lampedusa

Plot: Set in a sun-drenched Sicily, among the decadent Italian aristocracy of the late 1950s, Steven Price’s Lampedusa explores the final years of Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa, as he struggles to complete his only novel, The Leopard. In 1955, Tomasi was diagnosed with advanced emphysema; shortly after, he began work on aContinue reading “Book Review: Lampedusa”

Book Review: The Miracle Morning

Plot: What if you could wake up tomorrow and any – or EVERY – area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY,Continue reading “Book Review: The Miracle Morning”

Book Review: Love and Other Thought Experiments

Plot: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 ‘Sophie Ward is a dazzling talent who writes like a modern-day F Scott Fitzgerald’ Elizabeth Day, author of How To Fail ‘An act of such breath-taking imagination, daring and detail that the journey we are on is believable and the debate in the mind non-stop. There are elementsContinue reading “Book Review: Love and Other Thought Experiments”

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