The Uncommon life of Alfred Warner in Six Days by Juliet Conlin

Review 3.5 stars out of 5 Update finished reading this! Review What an interesting idea for a book.  Quite a unique angle to consider an elderly man who has been hearing benevolent voices the whole of his life.  What surprised me, until I read the authors Afterword, is that I never questioned whether the voices were real.  I automatically assumed they were supernatural as the book … Continue reading The Uncommon life of Alfred Warner in Six Days by Juliet Conlin

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

Review 4/5 stars A really good read. Eleanor is a complex and self-sufficient figure. She certainly has a unique style with how she deals with life. I quite like her. The book is funny and sad. My favourite part was the first section of the book. I enjoyed her use of a wide vocabulary lol, love learning new words. A bright lady who has a … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

The Dry by Jane Harper

  Really good 4.5 stars Review Not my usual genre – crime thrillers, but found this captivating and ushered me into investigating the murders.   Lol, I had literally accused everyone in the town within the first few chapters!  The plot is good. It is set in Kiewarra, a hot, desolate, bakingly dry town in the Australian outback.  The description reaveals hot the starkness of hot, … Continue reading The Dry by Jane Harper

A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence Krauss

Review of  a popular science book ‘A Universe from Nothing’ by Lawrence Krauss   Review 2/5 stars Oh dear!  Firstly, the topic is fascinating in exploring how the Big Bang might have started, and the ultimate inflation of the universe.  Indeed chapter 8 ‘A grand accident’ is wonderful.  However, the book is ruined by the continuous reference to religion as being superfluous.  The remarks are … Continue reading A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence Krauss

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

  3.5 stars (not very engaging) Ooo moving this from my tbr section – It arrived today!!!! So far so good!  Quite small for a hardback and the translation from Italian into English is perhaps not the finest, but early days.  It was recommended by a quantum physicist so I thought I would give it a try! Review I think this book did not translate well … Continue reading The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

Setting a reading challenge

What works for me is to read non-factual books in hard copy and a fiction on kindle.  The two different modes of delivery help make a clear demarcation between the factual reading and the fiction reading; Cosmos/ The Martian are my two first reading materials. I wonder how many I will read within the next two months…….On Goodreads I have aimed for a minimum of … Continue reading Setting a reading challenge