Book Review: The Dead Wife’s Handbook by Hannah Beckerman

Title: The Dead Wife’s Handbook Author: Hannah Beckerman Publisher: Penguin 2015 Reading Challenge Category: A Book That Made Me Cry Blurb: The end was just the beginning… Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life – until the night Rachel’s heart stopped beating. Now Max and Ellie are doing their best to adapt …

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Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with “cynical adolescent”. Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen year-old life, just after he’s been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned books …

Book Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Love isn’t an exact science – but no one told Don Tillman. A handsome thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don’s never had a second date. So he devises The Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie – ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’ – throwing Don’s safe, ordered life into chaos. Just what is this unsettling, …

Book Review: This Child Of Mine by Sinéad Moriarty

What it’s about: Anna and Laura, Sophie and Mandy – two mothers, two daughters and a story about the bond of motherly love. Anna is proud of the job she has done raising eighteen-year-old Sophie. It’s always been just the two of them, but that doesn’t matter because Sophie has everything she could ever need. …

Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

What it’s about: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. The Fault In Our …