Craven Manor by Darcy Coates. Horror/fantasy with an easy-to-read style.

Rate: 3.5.  If you want a deep psychological book, or scary horror this may not tick the boxes.  However, it is a quick-read book where you care about the characters and it keeps you interested in the storyline. Darcy Coates has a very easy style and is straightforward in her writing. It started off really well, intriguing to go and work as a groundsman for … Continue reading Craven Manor by Darcy Coates. Horror/fantasy with an easy-to-read style.

The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

4/5 star For a quick and easy read this book is probably one of the better ones.  I read it free on kindle, which can be hit and miss.  Main character seems like a ‘nice guy’, quirky, somebody interesting.  Most of the other characters have little depth to them though.  It was interesting following Crays train of thought for finding the bodies.  The idea of … Continue reading The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

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

The Martian by Andy Weir

Fiction/science fiction My rating 4/5 Plot An astronaut is accidentally stranded upon Mars by his ship mates.  His mission is to stay alive long enough on the barren planet until a rescue mission can save him.  The book tells of his escapades as the first Martian – the first human being surviving upon the hostile environment of Mars. Review Someone recommended this book to me as I … Continue reading The Martian by Andy Weir