Waterstone’s Book of the Month May 2020: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Spoiler Free + Spoiler Review)

The story follows Danny and Maeve, two siblings and their lives surrounding the Dutch House, a lavish mansion their father bought years ago. Their father is distant and their mother missing, so Danny looks up to Maeve and together they raise each other. All is well until one day their father brings Andrea home, and though they don’t know it that one choice sows the seeds for the defining loss of their lives. Set over the course of five decades it’s a story of two siblings tied together by love, loss and the bonds of place and time. Continue reading Waterstone’s Book of the Month May 2020: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Spoiler Free + Spoiler Review)

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About

This week I’ve decided to take part in ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ again hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is ‘books I enjoyed but rarely talk about’, because I am so new to bogging there’s quite a few of those I could put on here, and so I’m going to list books I rarely see people talk about at all. Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About

Waterstone’s Book Of The Month January 2020: The Binding by Bridget Collins Review

‘The Binding’ by Bridget Collins feels very much like a cross between a historical-fiction and fantasy. The book was Waterstone’s ‘Book of The Month’ in January and currently has an average rating of 3.9 on Goodreads. The story follows Emmett Farmer, a son of a poor, you guessed it, farmer and his journey to becoming a Binder, someone who has the ability of turning memories into books and therefore wiping that person’s memory also. Continue reading Waterstone’s Book Of The Month January 2020: The Binding by Bridget Collins Review