Do the Germans Do it Better? | First thoughts on John Kampfner’s latest Book

When I first saw this book laid out on the spotlighted tables of Waterstones it stood out to me, not just because of its fairly striking yellow spine, but because of its seemingly sensationalist title – Why the Germans do it better. Unlike my title for this post, Kampfner went with something bold, brave andContinue reading “Do the Germans Do it Better? | First thoughts on John Kampfner’s latest Book”

Reading Harry Potter for the First Time at 20…

J. K Rowling’s series of Harry Potter books are arguably the most popular books of the twenty first century so far, both for adults and children. Originally published in the children’s section with brightly coloured illustrations of the fantastic, the covers soon got a paired-back refresh to sit a bit closer to the adult shelves.Continue reading “Reading Harry Potter for the First Time at 20…”

The Midnight Library: Worth the Hype?

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – a philosophical novel looking at regret and happiness. The Midnight Library is Matt Haig’s most recent bestselling novel, claiming the top spot of the New York Times bestseller list for 34 weeks. Like Matt Haig’s previous bestseller How to Stop Time in which a man that has livedContinue reading “The Midnight Library: Worth the Hype?”

Reading 5 books in a day & other short fiction on my TBR pile

Reading short fiction can be a great way to introduce yourself to new authors or to get yourself out of a reading rut. There is such a sense of accomplishment when you get to that last page of a book and can tick it off the list. But recently I’ve been reaching for the longerContinue reading “Reading 5 books in a day & other short fiction on my TBR pile”

BOOK REVIEW: Klara and The Sun

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro – an exploration in what it means to be human through the lens of AI.  Klara and the Sun is Kazuo Ishiguro’s most recent anticipated novel and his first novel since 2015. Like his other work, Ishiguro explores what it means to be human but in a new sci-fiContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Klara and The Sun”

Reading in lockdown: 5 hopeful books

Reading has long been a pastime to help us get through times of crisis, whether personally or globally. Reading is also a great thing to do now that we have a bit more time on our hands! Sometimes, when this all gets a bit too much, a more hopeful read is better to turn to,Continue reading “Reading in lockdown: 5 hopeful books”