Book Review: Lilo loves top five summer holiday recommended reads 2013

As the summer holiday season approaches many people use the opportunity of a break in the sun to catch up on their reading and are always on the lookout for some recommendations. As I’m such a bookworm I thought I’d Continue reading Book Review: Lilo loves top five summer holiday recommended reads 2013

Book Review: Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi

Pereira Maintains

  I love having books recommended to me. One of my fellow bookworm friends recently recommended Pereira Maintains. I haven’t read Antonio Tabucchi and it is always exciting to discover a new author. Pereira Maintains is a small but beautifully Continue reading Book Review: Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi

Book Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

South of the border

I first discovered Haruki Murakami when I read Norwegian Wood, it certainly wasn’t a light read and his writing is outstanding. South of the Border, West of the Sun was recommended to me and as soon as I knew it Continue reading Book Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

Book Review: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

A fellow bookworm recommended The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet to me as she knows how much I adore Japan and have a real interest for all things Japanese. I was a bit hesitant at first as I had Continue reading Book Review: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

Book Review: My best friend’s girl by Dorothy Koomson

My Best Friends Girl

  A friend has been recommending Dorothy Koomson to me for years, but I’d been naughty and never taken up the recommendation, so finally, my friend gifted me My best friend’s girl. Having recently read the epic, The Thousand Autumns Continue reading Book Review: My best friend’s girl by Dorothy Koomson

Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun

  I came across Adichie when I read Purple Hibiscus and I am so glad that I did, shortlisted for amongst others, the Booker and Orange prizes she is an awesome writer. Half of a Yellow Sun is based during Continue reading Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Book Review: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (Number 12 in The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) by Alexander McCall Smith

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

  Who can’t resist another instalment of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency ? I have been reading these for years and find that they are always a spot of light relief in between heavier reads. The traditionally built Mma Ramotswe Continue reading Book Review: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (Number 12 in The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) by Alexander McCall Smith

Book Review: Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel – Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Diana Vreeland: the eye has to travel

I love ‘coffee table’ books, particularly those featuring the work of renowned photographers. I often select books as a special gift for friends as I find them timeless and a lovely keepsake. I was recently delighted to come across “Diana Continue reading Book Review: Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel – Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Book Review: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Basically, I love this book! Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand is essentially a romantic comedy but is also so much more. The Major’s life in the sleepy, quintessentially English village of Edgecombe St Mary is turned upside down when he befriends Continue reading Book Review: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson