the orchardist

Review: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

It’s a shame that my first book of 2016 has been this one because I’d hoped my reading year would get off to a better start. The Orchardist is just a little bit dull. It started out pretty well and I was quite intrigued by the initial events of the novel. It isn’t predictable and I didn’t know what was going to happen next, but … Continue reading Review: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

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My Year in Books: 2015

I’ve read quite a lot this year. At the beginning of 2015 I was still an English Literature student, reading an awful lot for my course. Seven months later it was summer and my graduation, after which I embraced reading things from my own reading list again after almost a degree-long hiatus. So here goes: Favourite book of 2015 This is a close contest between The … Continue reading My Year in Books: 2015

the bean trees

Review: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

I enjoyed this. It was a quick read which felt quite light even though it touches on some pretty tough themes. The novel is about Taylor, a Kentucky girl who leaves her home town to escape a dead end future and make her own life. She buys an old car and decides to set down roots wherever the car breaks down.  She never could have … Continue reading Review: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver