What I Read in July

I set myself a July reading target of 8 books. That might seem like absolutely squat to some of you crazy ass readers out there who get through like 15 books a week (seriously, how do you do it? Time-turners? Magic? Idk) but to me, that’s a hella lot. I’m a slow reader as it …

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Guest review from Linda Marston: Stranded by Emily Barr

What it’s about: Bruised from the breakdown of her marriage, Esther Lomax needs to get away and hopes Malaysia’s unspoilt shores will provide the space and time alone she seeks. But a day’s boat trip takes a desperate turn when Esther, along with six other holidaymakers, is deposited on an uninhabited island, their guide promising to …

Book Review: House Rules by Jodi Picoult

What it’s about: When Emma Hunt’s son is diagnosed with Asperger’s, she knows she will do anything to help him. She expects other people not to understand. She expects the stares and whispers. She even expects trouble with the police. But she doesn’t expect Jacob to be charged with murder. And when all the hallmarks …