Review :: THE PUSH :: Ashley Audrain

What happens when your experience of motherhood is nothing at all what you hoped for, but everything you always feared?‘The women in this family, we’re different . . .’Blythe Connor doesn’t want history to repeat itself.Violet is her first child and she will give her daughter all the love she deserves. All the love that […]

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Review :: Tell Me Lies :: J.P. Pomare

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of participating in a readalong organised by Tandem Collective Global for J. P. Pomare’s latest novel Tell Me Lies, which is out now from Hachette. The readalong was so much fun (even though I was running a little bit late!). I have been part of a […]

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CHRISTMASSY :: Q&A :: Maya Linnell

Hello! Happy first Sunday of Advent! This week passed in an absolute blur for me, but I’m looking forward to the next week and seeing in December – I have this week off work and I’m looking forward to some reading and movie watching and maybe some baking if it isn’t too hot! Speaking of […]

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KIDLIT :: Step Up, Shine On! :: Angela May George

Kat’s got all the ingredients to go all the way. But she fails her exams-on purpose-to avoid the pressure of the top classes. She kills it in soccer, but never trials for the rep teams. She’s happy to fly under the radar, unlike her oh-so-perfect Wonder Brother. But this year things are shifting. Not least […]

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CHRISTMAS :: Favourites

Last week I made the big statement that I might have already found my favourite Christmas novel of the year – Sandy Barker’s The Christmas Swap – so this week I thought I’d share some of my favourites from the past few years. The Christmas Cookie Club has been my favourite Christmas book for adults […]

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Q&A :: Petronella McGovern :: The Good Teacher

A week or so ago I reviewed Petronella McGovern’s new novel, The Good Teacher, a contemporary thriller about love and relationships and trust and community. The book absolutely grabbed me – there were so many threads and twists that just came together so cleverly, and I am absolutely fascinated by how suspense writers craft such […]

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