Babel by R.F. Kaung book review

Babel by R.F. Kaung book review

Book reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
I write this review of Babel through gritted teeth as I know it’s a book that is very well-loved by nearly everybody who’s read it. My social media feeds blew up with how great this book was when it first came out and so I was incredibly excited to read it. I will state that I listened to the majority of it and sometimes listening to a book like this where there isn’t a lot of dialogue and there are some very descriptive pieces of narrative can sometimes remove my immersion, but even then I knew what was going on and I’m still left with the same feeling. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below,…
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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin book review

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Romance
If you wanted to sell a book to me, telling me it was about two people who spend decades of their lives trying to create the best games, you'd have me pretty much sold. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was sold as this to me by many people across social media. This concept sounded very enticing and so I went into it more excited than I already was by the fantastic front cover design. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow is a story about Sam Hasur…
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Tribe of the Accord by Shaun Michael Stone book review

Tribe of the Accord by Shaun Michael Stone book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
I was kindly sent Tribe of the Accord by Stone himself. I was in limbo with whether I could take any more review requests but after seeing the front cover and hearing about the unique premise, it piqued my interest and so I said I'd be happy to review a copy. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Please note that I received a copy of Tribe of the Accord from the author in return for an honest review. Tribe of the Accord appealed to me straight away, as I said…
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Still Life by Sarah Winman book review

Still Life by Sarah Winman book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
There are some books that receive an awful lot of praise and hype when you post about them on social media, Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus was one and Still Life by Sarah Winman is another. This always then buries a high expectation into you whilst you’re reading it and, unfortunately, you often find that the book can never reach the hype that social media has set for it. Either it’s not your thing or the mass of audience who came to tell you it's great aren’t into the sort of books you like. Still Life isn’t one of those books. It’s brilliant. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a…
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Conclave by Robert Harris book review

Conclave by Robert Harris book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Conclave by Robert Harris is a really interesting book that focuses on what would happen behind the scenes if the pope were to die and the election of a new pope was needed. How realistic the politics and everything behind it is, I don't know, but either way, it's a fascinating look into an area I know very little about. It also throws in some fun twists too. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via any of the links provided below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Conclave's hero is Cardinal Lomeli, dean of the College of Cardinals and the…
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The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah book review

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, like so many books I end up picking up, was chosen because I'd seen some very positive reviews of it online, the front cover looked enticing and I just so happened to have an Audible credit free to spend on the audiobook. I honestly went into this book blind with absolutely no idea what it was about and by the end, it may well turn out to be one of my favourite books of the year. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via any of the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products.…
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Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus book review

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Romance
I won't lie to you, I picked up Lessons In Chemistry because it had a really appealing cover and ai had seen some really positive things about it. For £5 in my local supermarket, I couldn't say no. Then when I got home, posted it to my social and the tweet ended up getting a massively positive reaction, I knew it had to be the next book I picked up! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. The use of these affiliate links does not affect my final opinion of the products. Lessons in Chemistry follows the story of the incredible Elizabeth Zott,…
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Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith book review

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
I'd heard quite a few people suggest picking up and reading Child 44 including a lot of people who voted when I asked people which book on my physical TBR they should I should pick up next. I went into it blind with no idea what it was about, didn't even read the blurb. Was that a mistake? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links provided below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Child 44 focuses on Leo, an MGB officer who is quite literally the poster boy for the army - he's young, good-looking and loyal. He…
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Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris book review

Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris book review

Book reviews, Crime, Historical Fiction
Act of Oblivion is a book I was recommended and lent by a good friend. He's a big fan of historical fiction and rated Act of Oblivion as a book that I definitely needed to pick up and read. It focuses on a story that I don't think a lot of people know about but one which is actually really interesting! The problem when you write historical fiction based on a real story is if the story isn't deeply fleshed out in real life then you've really got to fill out the book with other details. Does Robert Harris do this enough here? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase any products via any of the affiliate links below, I may receive a…
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Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese book review

Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Romance
Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese was kindly sent to me by the team over at Duckworth books back in August and this month I decided to finally get around to reading it and what a wonderful read it was. It's a beautifully written and wonderfully thought-out book that has left me thinking about it days after I've finished it. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any product via the links provided below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Hester follows the story of Isobel Gamble and her struggle in the 1800s after she's abandoned by her husband in a new land. She…
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