Read: The Golden Rule by Amanda Craig ★★★☆☆ 📚 a take on “Strangers on a Train”. This kept me turning the pages but spelled things out a bit too much. I also guessed what was going on even before the big hint.
Read: August by Callan Wink ★★★☆☆ 📚This was a nice change from the daily introspective books live been reading. August, the main character says little and doesn’t seem to think much. The sensitive silent type. I enjoyed reading about his mum more.
Read: Jo Baker Offcomer ★★★☆☆ 📚
a bit to queasy for me, young woman who is in a bad situation cutting herself with a blade and stupid choices.
I Give It to You by Valerie Martin ★★★★☆ 📚
Set in Italy, mix of World War II history and the story of the story. Echos of The Leopard with the decline of the land owning class. More than one level of betrayal.
Read: so you’ve been shamed by Jon Ronson ★★★★☆ 📚
I think I must have read excerpts of a lot of this over the years since it was published. Still quite interesting although I kept hearing Louis Theroux in my head.
Read: The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway ★★★★☆ 📚 dual timeline kept me turning pages. The Troubles in the 80s and 30 years later
Read: The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld ★★★★☆ Fragmented stories of misogyny across time. Quite unsettling in both content and style. 📚
Read: The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey ★★★★☆ a lot of fun with an unusual take on mermaids. 📚
Read: The Margot Affair by Sanaë Lemoine ★★★☆☆ enjoyable quick read. Teenagers pov, secret daughter of a French politician and a famous actress. Suspicious adult friends, trouble.
Read: Barkskins by Annie Proulx ★★★★☆ pretty huge multi generational story of destruction of the North American forests. Side trips to China and New Zealand. 📚