Review: Truly Madly Guilty

Review: Truly Madly Guilty

30173436Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary

Published: 20 July 2016

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5)

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Review

So I never thought this would happen. That I would give a Liane Moriarty book anything but 5 stars.

I am a loyal fan of hers, but I also remain objective, and objectively this book is just not 5 star worthy. Heck, it’s not even 4 star worthy. *cries*.

As much as I wanted to continue my 5 star handouts to Liane (which I’ve done for every single one of her other 6 novels) I just could not do it for this book. 

This book was truly, madly, infuriating

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Review: Big Magic

Review: Big Magic

Image result for big magicBig Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Genre: Non-Fiction

Published: 22 September 2015

Rating: ★★★★★

Review

 

Elizabeth Gilbert I love youuuuuuu *Fan girl scream*.

This has got to be one of the best books on creativity I’ve read.  Seriously.  If you have not read this book I have a few wise words for you – run to your local bookstore and buy it NOW!

You won’t regret it. Trust me.

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Review: Precious Things

Review: Precious Things

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Precious Things by Kelly Doust

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary/Historical

Published: 1 April 2016

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Review

Um, so I possibly loved this way more than I should have, and definitely way more than expected.

One thing about this book: It is not boring.

You may be wondering why I have the need to clarify that? Well, you see, generally when I pick up  book like this I am bored to death by the end of chapter one.

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Review: Out of the Ice

Review: Out of the Ice

 

29372165Out of the Ice by Ann Turner

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Published: 1 June 2016

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5 stars)

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Review

After about 30% into this book I literally could not put it down. I didn’t want to eat, sleep or go to work – I just wanted to know what happens next.

Turner builds up the mystery of the abandoned whaling station perfectly. Half way through the book I found myself coming up with elaborate theories about what could have happened, with each as implausible as the next. It was then that I knew I had stumbled upon a damn good thriller novel.
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April Reading Wrap-Up

April Reading Wrap-Up

Hi all,

I thought I’d do a wrap up of all the books I read in April 2016.

While I love writing fairly lengthy reviews, I also love when a reviewer summarises their thoughts concisely, and is to the point. So on that note, along with my rating,  I have included “nutshell” thoughts on each book I read below.

I’d love to know of you agree with my summaries, and if you’ve ready any of the books, how would  describe them in a single sentence?

1. A Thousand Pieces of You

Rating: ★★★☆☆ :

In a nutshell: Meh – not worth the hype.

Read my review here.

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Review: Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Review: Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

28959754.jpgReturn to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary

Published: 24 March 2016

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5 stars)

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Review

Oh my. I am spellbound by this book.

From the moment I picked up it up I could not stop thinking about it. And now, having finished it, all I want to do is talk about it some more.

I loved this book. I really did. I loved the characters, the storytelling, the settings, the themes the book explores, everything. I loved it all.

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