Books for the mind

Book reviews and some personal bits and bobs of writing



Likely one of my favorite genres to read – and often a go to. A book from this category always seems to find its way into my hands at least every other book I read.

My Soul to Take – Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

I bought this book while I was on holiday in Iceland in 2013 in a small vintage bookshop and cafe, as a souvenir in a sense. It seems to always take me quite a while to get to a book... Continue Reading →


Smart – Kim Slater

Smart was not quite the book that I was expecting when I first picked it up, nonetheless it was still intriguing. The book follows the protagonist Kieran, a 15 year old with special needs. Hence one can say this was... Continue Reading →

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

When I first heard of this book I was very much intrigued by it. Who killed the dog. Who was writing the story. And so on. My initial thought was "why are the chapters numbered like this?" but this was... Continue Reading →

A Caribbean Mystery – Agatha Christie

A Caribbean Mystery clearly a mystery by the ever so classic Agatha Christie - I do really recommend this book, or any other. It is one of the few Miss Marple Mysteries, who is the protagonist in the book. In... Continue Reading →

A Murder of Quality – John le Carré

A Murder of Quality - a murder mystery of sorts by John le Carré set in England some time after the Second World War. An interesting text, that really keeps you anticipating wanting to find put who the murderer actually... Continue Reading →

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