Waterstone’s Book of the Month June 2020: The Truants by Kate Weinberg

This year I am reading all of Waterstone’s ‘Fiction Book of the Month’ picks, this book was chosen for the month of June. ‘The Truants’ by Kate Weinberg is listed as a mystery novel and was Waterstone’s ‘Fiction Book of The Month’ for June. It currently has an average rating of 3.51 on Goodreads, and I awarded it 3 stars. The book follows Jess Walker’s journey … Continue reading Waterstone’s Book of the Month June 2020: The Truants by Kate Weinberg

Waterstone’s Book of the Month May 2022: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Spoiler Free + Spoiler Review)

The story follows Danny and Maeve, two siblings and their lives surrounding the Dutch House, a lavish mansion their father bought years ago. Their father is distant and their mother missing, so Danny looks up to Maeve and together they raise each other. All is well until one day their father brings Andrea home, and though they don’t know it that one choice sows the seeds for the defining loss of their lives. Set over the course of five decades it’s a story of two siblings tied together by love, loss and the bonds of place and time. Continue reading Waterstone’s Book of the Month May 2022: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Spoiler Free + Spoiler Review)

Waterstone’s Book of The Month April 2020: Lanny by Max Porter (Audiobook Review)

The story of ‘Lanny’ follows a young boy called Lanny and his childhood life in a small, English village. It follows his relationship with his mother, father and Pete, a man who teaches him art and quickly becomes a family friend. But the story also follows that of the leged of Dead Papa Toothwort, who is said to be as old as the village itself. Continue reading Waterstone’s Book of The Month April 2020: Lanny by Max Porter (Audiobook Review)

Waterstone’s Book of The Month March 2020: Why I won’t be reading The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal + a discussion on trigger warnings/age ratings

However, for me, it raised an important question: should books have trigger warnings or age ratings like film or TV shows do? Or do we as readers believe this is some form of censorship? Continue reading Waterstone’s Book of The Month March 2020: Why I won’t be reading The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal + a discussion on trigger warnings/age ratings

Waterstone’s Book Of The Month January 2020: The Binding by Bridget Collins Review

‘The Binding’ by Bridget Collins feels very much like a cross between a historical-fiction and fantasy. The book was Waterstone’s ‘Book of The Month’ in January and currently has an average rating of 3.9 on Goodreads. The story follows Emmett Farmer, a son of a poor, you guessed it, farmer and his journey to becoming a Binder, someone who has the ability of turning memories into books and therefore wiping that person’s memory also. Continue reading Waterstone’s Book Of The Month January 2020: The Binding by Bridget Collins Review