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13 entries for 2019

December 2019

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J. K. Rowling

No Review.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

J. K. Rowling

An easy read. I’ve read the Harry Potter series before, and was worried that the movies would cloud my mind’s eye during a re-read, but I needn’t have been concerned.

Twas the Nightshift before Christmas

Adam Kay

A short and sweet companion to “This Is Going To Hurt”. Equally as funny. I like that Kay clarified a couple of things from his first book in this one, and explained why he ended up quitting the NHS.

The Couple on Cedar Close

Anna-Lou Weatherley

Easy read, and there weren’t as many characters to keep track of as I feared when I started this one. A few twists but nothing that blew my socks off.

One Word Kill

Mark Lawrence

Very imaginative, but didn’t give me a burning desire to read the next book in the series.

November 2019

Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

Billy Connolly

Plenty of laugh-out-louds. Classic Connolly humour.

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

I’m a big Bryson fan, but I wasn’t sold on the way he whizzed through the major organs of the body in this one. I suppose you have to draw a line somewhere, and while each chapter was full of fascinating facts, I frequently felt unsatisfied at the end of them.

October 2019

The Binding

Bridget Collins

I really enjoyed this. It was dark and mysterious and had twists I didn’t see coming. I cried at the end 😳


Serhii Plokhy

Interesting enough but as with most modern history books I end up reading, was much more about the people and politics than it was about the science and engineering.

Daisy Jones & The Six

Taylor Jenkins Reid

No review.

September 2019

To Obama

Jeanne Marie Laskas

A roller coaster of emotions! Impossible to imagine anything as compassionate as the work presented in this book going on inside the 2019 US administration. This was recommended to me by a friend, and I have since recommended it to several other people who have all praised it.

This Is Going To Hurt

Adam Kay

Very funny, but don’t read this while you’re recovering from an illness or about to go into hospital for any reason!

The Hunt For MH370

Ean Higgins

Pleasingly technical, pretty haunting, but somehow reassuring.