Book review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

5/5 stars. Audible version, narrated by Dominic West. I picked this up on a whim because I saw it had good reviews and was hailed as a modern classic, though I had honestly never heard of the book or the writer. The fact that Dominic West was reading it may also have swayed me –…

Book review: The Girl who saved Christmas by Matt Haig

4/5 stars. Audible version, narrated by Carey Mulligan. I got this as part of Audible’s 12 days of Christmas sale, where they advertised one bestseller for 99p a day. I got some really good books out of that sale that I’m looking forward to getting into. I got this one not knowing much about Matt…

Book review: The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley

5/5 stars For background on the series see my review of the first book. This is my favourite of the series so far, even though it arguably has the most plot holes/annoyances (I’ll get back to that in clearly marked spoilerish sections later on). There are several reasons I’m willing to forgive its flaws. I…

Book review: The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley

4/5 stars For background on the series see my review of the first book. In The Storm Sister we get to follow the second oldest sister, Ally, or Alcyone. She has two passions in life: sailing and music. At some point she discarded her musical education in favour of sailing, and as our story begins…

Book review – The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

5/5 stars This series was recommended to me by my BFF when J and I were heading for a weekend away last month and I wanted something to read that I could lose myself in. The Seven Sisters fit the bill very well. A little background The Seven Sisters is a (planned) 7 book series,…

Book review: The Sea and the Silence by Peter Cunningham

4/5 stars. Another book in the series of “Sarah reads books she downloaded to her Kindle on a whim for cheap or free”. In this case the title really appealed to me – there are few things I like more than the sea and silence, and I have resolved to read more books by Irish…