Genre: Realistic Fiction


Book Review: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Book Review: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

July 5, 2016 Book review 8 ★★★★½

My first thought on finishing Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah was that this author obviously feels the need to break her readers on every book.  Well mission accomplished.  This broke me every bit as much as The Nightingale did last year.   My Thoughts on Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah: I… Read more »

Book Review: My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal

Book Review: My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal

June 15, 2016 Book review 2 ★★★★

If you are looking for a book that has an authentic child narrator and navigates skilfully and heartbreakingly through the Foster Care system, then your search is over.  My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal is the perfect book for you.     First Line of My Name is… Read more »

Book Review : Room by Emma Donoghue

Book Review : Room by Emma Donoghue

May 19, 2016 Book review, Green Giants 8 ★★★★★

Green Giants is my feature where I share some of my favourite books by Irish Authors.   I’m passionate about Irish Authors, they supply us with an entertaining and exciting mix of books, hopefully you will find something new to try.  Today I’m featuring Room by Emma Donoghue which had me whizzing though… Read more »

Book Review: Weightless by Sarah Bannan

Book Review: Weightless by Sarah Bannan

May 6, 2015 Book review 12 ★★★★★

The words that sprang to mind when I finished this book was devastatingly brilliant.  It’s a must-read even if will make you hate the direction that society seems to heading in.  So many of the characters are shallow and empty and will make you ragey.  But it’s an important book… Read more »

Book Review : Before You Die by Samantha Hayes

Book Review : Before You Die by Samantha Hayes

June 11, 2014 Book review 3 ★★★★

What I love about this nerve-jangling thriller is that it deals with teenage on-line bullying in a realistic but shocking way. This is a subject that can’t be talked about enough and I love that this book is highlighting it and bringing awareness to the topic. First Life of Before… Read more »