Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Delia Owens (2019) Where the Crawdads Sing. Corsair ISBN-13 : 978-1472154668 The Crawdads Sing is a haunting, melancholy book with beautiful descriptions and celebration of North Carolina’s marshland’s wildlife and scenery. It is full of twists and...
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Setterfield, Diane (2018) Once upon a river. Black Swan [isbn 9781784163631] Once Upon a River is an intriguing story. It starts in an ancient inn when an injured stranger bursts in carrying a drowned child’s body. Not a very auspicious start, one might...
The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin

The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin

Having just re-read this book, I was as intrigued and fascinated as the first (and second) time I had read it. It is a detective story and a historical novel as well. The action all takes place in 19th century Istanbul and has a colourful cast of characters, Turkish...
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

When you read this book, you will not see the world in the same way for a little while. For me, its effects still linger years after having put it down. Of course, I cannot guarantee that this will be the case, but I will nevertheless stick to my guns in believing...
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Not since the war years have we been more aware of our mortality, unless we are already facing terminal illness. Listed as a ‘self-help’ book, it is really much more. The first chapters discuss the care home issues that we may face at some point, and offer some...