Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

GoodReads ★★★★★ I was very excited to read this book as I'm a great fan of John Boyne's books! I just loved the title, and had high expectations for the rest of the novel. It didn't disappoint! The story centers around Alfie during the First World War in London. One day when shoeshining near Kings... Continue Reading →


GoodReads ★★★★ I'm a great fan of John Boyne's books. I started of course with The boy in the striped pyjamas, but have since read almost all his books. There are very few authors whose books I look forward to as much as I do with his.This book is set in 1910 (and the years... Continue Reading →

The Three-Body Problem

GoodReads ★★★★ A three-body system is chaotic, unpredictable and the tiniest of perturbations can cause massive effects...When I first saw The Three-Body Problem I was immediately intrigued, not just by the synopsis but also Chinese SF. I haven't really read anything like it. It sounded interesting and I wanted to try it.I'm so glad I... Continue Reading →

Crime and Punishment

GoodReads ★★★★ (Please be aware that this is an old review) A very famous classic in Russian Literature. I read Anna Karenina last year (and I know it's Tolstoy, so completely different, but I don't have a lot to compare it with as I'm not really experienced in Russian Literature).Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov, or Rodya, is... Continue Reading →

The Paper Magician

GoodReads ★★★★ After graduating Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined top of her class and in one year, Ceony can already feel her apprenticeship for Smelter, one who enchants metal. But fate takes her a different road and she starts her apprenticeship to become a Folder and enchant paper. Though this sounds less cool,... Continue Reading →

Broken Homes

GoodReads "It's a police mantra that all members of the public are guilty of something, but some members of the public are more guilty than others"Peter Grant in Broken Homes ★★★★ Broken Homes is the fourth PC Grant (though I keep calling this series Rivers of London) novel, the next book Foxglove Summer is due... Continue Reading →

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