What an amazing book.

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr was recommended to me by my nephew. I am so glad that he thought to recommend it to me as I absolutely loved it. I might say here that I am not a lover of science fiction or fantasy and although there were aspects of those genres in the…

Two recent Australian books

Two books that I have recently finished were books that were either mentioned on the programme called Books That Made Us on the ABC television station or they were short listed for a particular literary prize.  The ABC series is no longer available to view but you can see a list of the books here….

Another book update

My recent books have been mainly crime fiction but there are a couple of exceptions. This particular book was non-fiction and the title was a little off putting but the actual read was well worthwhile. The End of your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe “A lifelong love of books plays out as a son…

A thriller that is non-fiction

One of my reads last month was a non-fiction book called Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: the mavericks who plotted Hitler’s defeat. The book had been recommended to me by one of the members of my reading group.  I am not usually someone who would read war history but I thought I would give it…

Update on my Reading Challenge

I am not sure if, as a reader of my blog, you are aware that there are links at the top of the home page to other aspects of my blog. I just wanted to let you know that I recently updated my Reading Challenge page for 2022 by adding in my reads for the…

The Lincoln Highway

I have read a couple of books by Amor Towles and thoroughly enjoyed them so I was eager to read this novel. I am not a keen reader of books set in the USA but occasionally I will find a book that makes me rethink my prejudice on that front. This is one that certainly…