REVIEW: Umami by Laia Jufresa

Every so often, a book is so popular that it seems to appear in every magazine I pick up. Vogue, Marie Claire, Nylon and a whole host of newspapers have sung the praises of Umami. Set in Mexico City, Umami is a highly original and eccentric novel which takes a heart felt look at loss and how we experience... Continue Reading →


REVIEW: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

When you think of Daphne Du Marier, two novels probably come to mind. Rebecca is perhaps Du Maurier's most famous novel, a sweeping romance come ghost story set in a quintessentially English estate. Then there is Jamaica Inn which was last year adapted by the BBC, a dark tale that looks at the history of Cornwell. This time it... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn received the sort of meteoric success that had many readers assuming it was a debut by a new novelist with a lot of potential. The dark thriller featured a strong but imperfect female protagonist and was adapted for the big screen in 2014. I loved Gone Girl, although found the film somewhat... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I broke my own rule and watched the film before I read the book. I had heard a lot about Wild, particularly as I am a huge Reese Wetherspoon fan and Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat Pray Love and all round wise owl, had mentioned Wild on social media. I bought the book and it was waiting to... Continue Reading →

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