If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? *

This tag line is what instantly drew me to this book and I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. I’d seen the title floating around a bit and heard some good things but not too much to make my expectations soar. Which I think is the best way to go into …

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BOOK REVIEW: Vox by Christina Dalcher @HQStories @CVDalcher

Format: Paperback, ARC Links: Amazon UK | Goodreads  Blurb: Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter. On the day the goverment decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellen is in denial — this can’t happen here. …

BOOK REVIEW: Problems by Jade Sharma @Emily_BookPR @TrampPress @jadersharma

Format: ARC, sent in exchange for an honest review Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US  Blurb: Dark, raw and very funny, Problems introduces us to Maya, a young woman with a smart mouth, time to kill and a heroin hobby that isn’t much fun anymore. Maya’s been able to get by in New York …

BOOK REVIEW: How To Be Happy by Eva Woods

Format: Kindle, Bought Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence she’d once taken for granted—and hiding away is safer …

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom @bookouture @TracyBBloom

Format: eBook, NetGalley Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: Jenny discovers her days are numbered at the same time she discovers her husband is having an affair…  Frankly, her life was tough enough already. Two tricky teenagers, her mother’s constant complaints, friends who aren’t up to the job and a career which has been spiralling downwards …

BOOK REVIEW: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Format: Hardback – purchased Links: Amazon UK | Goodreads Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from …

Book Review: The Friend by Dorothy Koomson @DorothyKoomson @penguinrandom

Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Format: Hardback, from publisher Blurb: What secrets would you kill to keep? After her husband’s big promotion, Cece Solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start afresh. But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret. Three weeks earlier, Yvonne, a very popular parent, was almost murdered in …

Book Review: Alice and the Fly by James Rice

Format: Paperback, won in a giveaway Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Goodreads Blurb: This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It’s about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it’s about love. Finding love – in any of its forms – and nurturing it. Miss Hayes …

Book Review: The Lie of You by Jane Lythell & author interview

What it’s about: To the outside world, Kathy is the very picture of a happy and fulfilled modern woman. She has a beautiful baby boy, a clever, handsome husband and a glamorous, high-powered job. But not everybody is fooled. Her employee, Heja, knows the truth: the cracks in Kathy’s marriage, her self-doubt, her fear of …