Monthly favourite: January

Becoming by Michelle Obama – or Becoming Michelle Obama depending on how you look at it – has been on my radar since about April 2018 when I heard that she would be releasing an autobiography. I then moved to Luxembourg, where I’ve had to stop buying books because of the prices. (Trust me, it’s…

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Monthly Favourite: August

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again… Rebecca had sat on my shelves for about 3 years before I got round to actually reading it. Every time I looked at it, I thought “I would love to read that at some point but not right now”, and reached for…

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Monthly Favourite: July

A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman, translated by Henning Koch “Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – joggers, neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly and shop assistants who talk in code. But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity…

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Monthly Favourite: May

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman “Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled…

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