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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New(ish) year, new reading goals

Hi there friends! Long time, no speak! With the New Year not long behind us (plus, who says you can’t make goals at any point in the year), I thought I would look back over my bookish goals for 2018, what I achieved and didn’t, and those that I’ve made for 2019 as a result. 2018…

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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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