Now, we’ve all been there. We try to impress someone with how widely read and knowledgable we are by saying we have read a particular book when we haven’t. It’s okay though, because you’re not the only one. A recent survey on The Guardian website has revealed the top 10 books most lied about. How … More Top 10 most lied about books – what makes your list?
Well we have another Dan Brown book, with another story of Professor Langdon, with another attractive female sidekick, solving another symbolic problem. I’m sorry, am I the only one to see the pattern? Yes, I understand the importance of a series using the same characters and elements, but this one is getting extremely repetitive. Not to … More Inferno – Dan Brown
Now, from the start I will admit that I bought this book soon after hearing that JK Rowling wrote it. Yes, I followed the masses and did not find the book on my own. But to be completely honest, I don’t think there is any way I would have guessed that JK Rowling wrote The Cuckoo’s … More The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)
The Secret Life of Bees, written by Sue Monk Kidd, is set in South Carolina in 1964. It follows the somewhat unfortunate life of Lily Owens, who believes she accidently killed her mother when she was four years old. Since her mother’s death she has had to live with her strict and at times neglectful … More The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
Pretty much the reason why I love sharing my reviews of favourite books – everyone MUST read them or the world will end!
Sorry again for the delay between posts – this time I’m going to blame getting a full-time job, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because it means I have more money to buy books, but it does mean I have less time to actually read them. In any case, you can expect a new post about … More The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Winter is coming… I apologise for this post being late – it’s party because I’ve been making my way back to Australia from Europe, and partly because this is such a huge book. Over 800 pages and definitely not to be taken on lightly. I won’t be going into too much of a detailed summary … More A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that’s what I thought. Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. The Beautiful Creatures series is a fantasy series … More Beautiful Creatures series (so far) – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
So, with the movie just released I finally got around to reading the book. I blame my law degree, it was annoyingly time-consuming. But if I had to sum up this book in one word, it would be “deep”. It’s slightly indie, slightly weird – but in the best kind of way. It’s the type … More The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky