Tangerine by Christine Managan

As an avid reader of books of the mystery and thriller genre, I was not disappointed, but at the same time, mildly annoyed. It’s been a while since I’ve been this frustrated with a book, both with what went on over its course and with the ending. Quite frankly, I was surprised at the overall easiness that is reading this novel. It’s relatively short, doesn’t miss a beat, and leaves the reader with a resolution at the end, that either pleases or disappoints (that really depends on the reader). But like any mystery, there is always multiple sides to every story.

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all that remains: a life in death by Sue Black

I’ve been excited to start this book for quite some time. And here we are. To clarify, I saw this book in Waterstones back in winter of 2018, and even got it as a gift for Christmas, but for one reason or another was not able to pick it up until May this year. In some way, it was almost as if I was not ready for a non fiction book until now and maybe that stalled my picking it up until spring, but this was exactly what was needed after the academic year came to an end. As, even though a non fiction book has the suggestions of being heavy, this was a very light and engaging read.

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

It’s been some time since I wrote up a review and it’s sometimes hard to get back into the swing of things. But, just like in a previous review, I decided to take notes on the go to have things to then go into when I was writing a summary after I finish the book. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle was lent to me, and though I had all the intentions to get through it relatively quickly, that was not quite the case. Quite frankly, it took forever and I’m quite glad it’s over. This review may contain some spoilers, so be aware that before you read on.

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A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

After Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine I decided I needed another relatively new book to continue the newness streak. I realized quite quickly that this was not going to be a quick and recreational read like the previous book was, especially since Uni started back up and there’s reading for that to do. Regardless, I think it took me just over two weeks to read it, so if I spent every evening reading it, it would have gone quicker. This time around, I also decided to keep a notepad by my side to jot down any thoughts and feelings that occurred to me as I read.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I saw this book floating around in 2018, and after reading the blurb, and seeing the slightly bizarre title, I was intrigued by it from the start. After grabbing a limited signed edition from Waterstones, I decided that it would make a great Christmas present from me to me. And here we are, some weeks later with a review of this, quite frankly, slightly strange but enticing read. The story start put with following the protagonist through her day to day routine, in this way introducing the reader to Eleanor, who she is as a person and her slightly strange quirks slowly become apparent the further into the initial chapters you read.

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