Is it just me or is Netflix a bit dreary of late? I keep refreshing in the hope that something good will turn up but more often than not I’ve been reaching for a book instead. Here are some of my top picks from the last couple of months. The Retreat – Mark Edwards Mark Edwards is a huge favourite of mine. I always storm through his books and The Retreat was no exception. I’m a bit of a sucker for books about people writing books so I knew I’d love this one. Two years ago, Julia lost her family…

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The last few books I’ve read have really not captured my attention, so much so, that I’ve already DNF’d 3 books this year. Happily, Lisa Ko’s The Leavers has been an exception, which is pretty lucky because I’m part of the blog tour. Check out the banner below to see other blogger’s reviews! One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He…

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Drinks in hand, a group of neighbourhood women gather around a fire pit to enjoy a rare child-less Saturday night. Giddy with freedom, they drink too much, share secrets they wish, perhaps, they hadn’t, and enjoy getting to know each other better. The single newcomer. The imperfect mom. The new-born parents. The military wife. The almost divorcee. Come Monday morning, one of them is gone. As a police investigation launches, the women will band together and ask whether they should have noticed that something was amiss. But how well can you really know your neighbours, when appearances can be so…

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Up until a few years ago I was one of those people who always said ‘I love reading but I can never find the time.’ And now I’m one of those people who is constantly asked ‘how do you find the time to read?’ Firstly I made reading a priority. There are lots of things I like doing but I LOVE reading so it was time to make time, instead of being too busy. Now I read every single day, sometimes it’s a few pages but when I have a full free day I’ll often devour a whole book with…

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