Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The title itself has to be one of my favourites of all time. There’s something about names in a title (Harry Potter, Harold Fry) that appeals to me, and this is especially brilliant for its simplicity and charm. This lulls you into a false sense of security, carried through the early pages of the novel, … Continue reading Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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Review: As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

The premise of this novel drew me in right away: it is set in a town where everyone gets one wish, and it is guaranteed to come true. The topic of wishing usually brings on a sense of ‘ah, if only’! How many people would turn down the genie in a magic lamp offering them … Continue reading Review: As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

Review: The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

On the surface, everything about this appealed to me: the beautiful cover, the blurb, the themes. I still love of all of these, and the setting was brilliant, but unfortunately I didn’t find the novel quite as compelling as I’d hoped. Part of the blurb reminded me of 500 Days of Summer, one of my … Continue reading Review: The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

I had seen the gorgeous cover for The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon everywhere, but I finally picked it up when Liz from Am I Thirty recommended it on my YA books post. And what a brilliant recommendation it was! (Minor spoilers in the form of some excellent quotes.) Every moment in … Continue reading Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Ten Books for People Who Don’t Read

I already put together a gift guide for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, but then I realised this was my perfect topic. I am always giving books as gifts, even if the recipients don’t always count themselves as readers. (A sort of book lover’s proselytising.) Many books are beautiful objects, which makes them a gorgeous … Continue reading Ten Books for People Who Don’t Read