This year has been awful in many ways, but the one thing that has remained consistently incredible is the quality of the books being published. I found creating this list so hard because there are many books not on this list that I absolutely loved. However, I had to draw the line somewhere or this … Continue reading My Favourite 21 Books of 2021!
Title: White Ivy Author: Susie Yang Genre: Fiction Publisher: Wildfire Publication Date: 19th August 2021 (Paperback) Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Ivy Lin was a thief. But you'd never know it to look at her… Ivy Lin, a Chinese immigrant growing up in a low-income apartment complex outside Boston, is desperate to assimilate with her American … Continue reading White Ivy by Susie Yang – Blog Tour – Review
Title: Heaven Author: Mieko Kawakami Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Picador Publication Date: 10th June 2021 Rating: 4.5/5 Cover: Summary: In Heaven, a fourteen-year old boy is tormented for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, he chooses to suffer in silence. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate, … Continue reading Heaven by Mieko Kawakami – Book Review
Title: The Good Neighbours Author: Nina Allan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Riverrun Publication Date: 10th June 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Cath is a photographer hoping to go freelance, working in a record shop to pay the rent and eking out her time with her manager Steve. He thinks her photography is detective work, drawing attention … Continue reading The Good Neighbours by Nina Allan – Social Tour
Title: Darke Matter Author: Rick Gekoski Genre: Fiction Publisher: Constable Publication Date: 14th May 2020 Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: James Darke is dreading the first family Christmas without his wife Suzy. Engulfed by grief, his grudging preparations are interrupted by a persistent knock at the door. Questions about the circumstances of his wife's death force … Continue reading Darke Matter by Rick Gekoski – Blog Tour Review
Title: The Favour Author: Laura Vaughan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Corvus Publication Date: 4th March 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Fortune favours the fraud… When she was thirteen years old, Ada Howell lost not just her father, but the life she felt she was destined to lead. Now, at eighteen, Ada is given a second chance … Continue reading The Favour by Laura Vaughan – Blog Tour Review
Title: How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House Author: Cherie Jones Genre: Fiction, Literary Fiction Publisher: Tinder Press Publication Date: 21st January 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: In Baxter's Beach, Barbados, Lala's grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers. For Wilma, … Continue reading How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones – Book Review
Title: The Prophets Author: Robert Jones Jr. Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Riverrun, Quercus Publication Date: 5th January 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: The Halifax plantation is known as Empty by the slaves who work it under the pitiless gaze of its overseers and its owner, Massa Paul. Two young enslaved men, Samuel and Isaiah dwell … Continue reading The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. – Book Review