Book Review: Every Summer After

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune. My rating: 5 of 5 stars. Every Summer After is the New York Times bestselling debut by Carley Fortune. It’s a “second-chance romance” novel that marks a step out of my comfort zone into a genre that perhaps it’s still fair to say is traditionally enjoyed by women. I’ve always loved a good chick-flick, and came to this book … Continue reading Book Review: Every Summer After

Book Review: Water Shall Refuse Them

Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy. My rating: 4 of 5 stars. When I scanned the synopsis for Water Shall Refuse Them, I knew I had to read the novel. Several themes attracted me immediately: the heatwave of 1976, the rural setting, and the folk horror of the British landscape. The unsettling tone in the first chapter quickly sealed the deal, and I … Continue reading Book Review: Water Shall Refuse Them

Book Review: Starter for Ten

Starter For Ten by David Nicholls. My rating: 5 of 5 stars. Starter for Ten has been in my library for several years. The novel is set in 1985, and is the story of Brian Jackson, a first-year student who is preparing for an appearance on University Challenge while simultaneously falling in love and discovering the “University Experience” is not quite living up to his … Continue reading Book Review: Starter for Ten