Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

“A missing girl. A hope never lost. A killer never found.” Having heard great reviews about Slaughter’s writing, I was keen to pick one of her novels up; after reading it, I can see why! This is not a short novel, in fact, at 533 pages it’s a bit of a commitment, yet I seemed…

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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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Women in translation month: my suggestions

With August as women in translation month (and since I am a female translator myself), I thought I’d have a rummage on my shelves and see what I’ve got hiding away! Interestingly, it appeared that if the book was originally written by a man, it was more likely that it would be translated into English…

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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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Great books to give a friend

I tend to find that the summer and autumn a very birthday-heavy seasons and I love taking the opportunity to give my friends not only something that I love, but also something that I think they’ll love. With that in mind, I’ve made a list of 10 books that I would give, have given or…

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My Top 5 Reads

Hi there! Since this is a new blog, I thought I’d give you an insight to the kinds of books that I like to read, to let you see if this is a blog you might be interested in following. I hope so!   1. All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr. This…

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