Hi Folks – stay tuned for the next batch of book reviews! We’ve got 2 new releases, including a tense YA dystopian novel, Rule of One, and a rather eccentric historical fiction novel, The Corset. The third book review is of a particularly one-sided view of the portrayal of the Christian God in the Bible.
Book Review by Cari Mayhew. Rating 5/10.
Warning – this is not a feel-good book! And, to be honest, almost every single character got on my nerves! It’s a book about relationships and has several different themes regarding relationships. Continue reading A Little Less than Love? By Carys Smith.
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Guest book review by Lucy Bunston.
For today’s guest book review, we have opted for a question and answer format. It seems there’s more to this book than its whimsical cover would have you believe! Continue reading Meet Me at Wisteria Cottage by Teresa F. Morgan.
Book Review by Cari Mayhew. Rating 6/10.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, this book is a cross between Lord of the Flies, and City of Embers. You know you’re reading a YA novel when it starts with a coming-of-age ritual, and all the characters are under 25 years old. Continue reading Enclave by Ann Aguirre.
Book Review by Cari Mayhew. Rating 7.5/10
This is a book about how the digital footprint we leave behind us can be used to make predictions about our future in all aspects of our lives. But are we seeing the coming to being of a dystopian science fiction, or are we tapping into a new superpower? Continue reading The Naked Future – by Patrick Tucker
Book Review by Cari Mayhew. Rating 7/10
I believe this book has the wrong title. Let me explain.
Despite having the title “The News: A User’s Manual”, the book reads like a wish-list of how de Botton wants news journalists and media editors to present and publish the news. Continue reading The News: A User’s Manual, By Alain de Botton.
Book Review by Cari Mayhew. Rating 7/10.
Best known for his classic fiction, HG Wells also wrote a non-fiction book summarising the history of the world, going from the history of the solar system, right up to the date the book was published in 1922. Continue reading Short History of the World by H.G.Wells.