Top Ten Tuesday: Wintry Reads

Top Ten TuesdayHello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. Each week, list-lovers are invited to create a top-ten on a book-related theme.

This meme was launched by The Broke and the Bookish and has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl since January 2018. To get involved, simply visit her website by clicking hereContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Wintry Reads”

Review: Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Melmoth Sarah PerryPerfect for dark winter nights, Melmoth is a Gothic tale set in the snow-covered city of Prague. Brooding and atmospheric, it’s a story of shameful pasts and secret guilt. The linking thread is Melmoth; a woman cursed to wander the world, bearing witness to human cruelty. Continue reading “Review: Melmoth by Sarah Perry”

Review: Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch

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I have a confession to make; I’m hooked on Ben Aaronovitch’s crime-fighting, fantasy series. What’s more, I have a sneaking suspicion that the Peter Grant stories may be based on truth. Somewhere out there, a group of wizards runs around London, solving supernatural crime for the Metropolitan Police Force…. Continue reading “Review: Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch”

Not a fan of gore? Read this for Halloween

Among Others by Jo WaltonHalloween reading doesn’t get much better than this. Among Others is a novel for anyone who’d love to find Narnia in their wardrobe.

Author Jo Walton has woven a fantasy landscape where fairies can be seen by select believers. Set in the late 1970s in the UK, this is a genre-mash-up that mixes boarding school, coming of age stories and a big dollop of magic. Continue reading “Not a fan of gore? Read this for Halloween”

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

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I’m sure you’ve met those annoying, smug people who can’t resist saying “the book’s better”, when you mention novels’ movie adaptations. Now I have to make a confession. Nine times out of ten, that awful person is me. If you’re exactly the same, I’d recommend picking up How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. Continue reading “How to Stop Time by Matt Haig”