All posts tagged book club

Book Review: Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

“Simultaneously heart-warming and humorous, Li’s novel explores the lives of restaurant staff in great depth and breadth”  The popular Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland has been serving devoted regulars […]

Book Review: No Place to Lay One’s Head by Françoise Frenkel

“A moving novel about one woman’s escape from persecution and humanity’s ability to remain generous in the most brutal times” – a CUB must-read! In 1921, Françoise Frenkel, a Jewish […]

Book Review: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

“Steeped in African culture, Obioma takes you on a journey about sibling relationships that is simultaneously heart-warming and heart-wrenching” – a CUB must-read! In the small town of Akure in western Nigeria, […]

Book review: ‘The Mosul Legacy’ by Christopher Lowery

“The topicality of this novel is what makes it so poignant to read.” Mosul, Iraq, 2016 – once the defining moment of ISIL’s rise to power, but quickly becoming a […]

Review of Dorthe Nors’ ‘Middle, Shoulder, Signal’

“A spiritually Scandi perspective on life’ Living in Copenhagen, Sonja is in her forties and is trying to move in the right direction in life.  She is learning to drive, […]

REVIEW: The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus is an intense, though enigmatic, call to life. Not many of us can deny the pleasure that comes with reading, but for me, that effect has […]

The Quality of Silence, Rosamund Lupton

The perfect book to snuggle up with this winter – this month’s must read! Although The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton had been on my shelf for a while, […]

BOOK CLUB: Ice by Anna Kavan

Ice is the perfect winter read: it’s in the title. Anna Kavan’s 1967 chilling novel is an ideal book to read by the fireside for that cosy sensation you get […]

The Killer Inside Me: A Chilling Insight into a Warped Mind

I bought this book blind (literally) as it was part of A Blind Date with a Book, a company that hand wraps books from a wide range of genres in […]