The Radleys by Matt Haig

Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I’m a total fan of Matt Haig, whether it be fiction or nonfiction. How to Stop Time remains one of my favorite ever novels, so it’s always with great joy that I discover an unread book by this author (although I have to admit […]

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

I’ve been thinking a lot about Notes on a Nervous Planet and sharing some of the choicest nuggets with friends. I have a feeling that reading Matt Haig can only ever make you a better, more understanding individual and surely that’s something that we all crave? This work is really the bookend to Haig’s Reasons […]

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Reasons to Stay Alive is not the kind of book that I would normally pick up. I’m a fiction reader, pure and simple. I only did so because it happens to be written by the wonderful Matt Haig and because it tackles the issue of depression. Over the last few months it feels like a […]

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

The idea of a story centered around a perverse concept of ageing or death is not in itself new. Certainly in recent years the film industry has shown us Brad Pitt ageing backwards in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Blake Lively frozen in time in the beautiful Age of Adaline. Clare North gave […]

The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy

The Cost of Living is my first Deborah Levy book, but I have questions for those of you who have had the good fortune to read others. Are they all this good? Do you always need to read them with a pen and piece of paper at your side to jot down beautiful quotes? Is […]

Vacation Reads (or what should I read this summer?)

Do you know how hard it is to compile a ‘Top Ten’ list of what to read on vacation or holiday, or whatever you choose to call it?! I didn’t until I started this. When you love reading as much as I do, how can you possibly whittle down the list? Maybe I’m guilty of […]

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I’m enjoying one of the most fantastic things life has to offer, the ‘excellent book roll’. To date this summer has been glorious, as I’ve moved from The Nightingale to The Perfect Stranger, on to the Magpie Murders, from there to How to Stop Time and then to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Oh Eleanor! […]