Childlessness

Book Review – Sourdough by Robin Sloan

I’m not really sure where to start with describing this book – it’s…original!   Louis is a computer programmer who, upon moving to California, discovers the Clement Street food delivery service – a small business run by two brothers from an unmarked location. She befriends the brothers and loves their food, and when they leave …

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Book Review – Cathy’s Christmas Kitchen by Tilly Tennant

It’s that time of year again when everything is covered in a sprinkle of glitter and this book is no exception. It’s a sweet, easy Christmas read that I hope will bring a little joy to the dark evenings.   Cathy lives alone after losing her mum to a long, difficult illness. As her primary …

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Book Review – Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

Ghosts is the first novel from popular journalist and broadcaster Dolly Alderton and is the follow up to the bestselling memoir Everything I Know About Love.     Nina is a 30-something Londoner with a successful career and not-so-successful personal life. With a nudge from well-meaning friend Lola, she decides to try dating apps and, …

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Book Review – Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

Inspired by the gruesome Grimm Fairytales, this is a book that takes elements of many tried-and-true campfire stories and weaves them into a deliciously modern tale of strength, weakness and all that’s in between.   Sophie is a princess, weak of heart and ruled by her stepmother who orders her huntsman to cut out her heart. …

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Book Review – What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez

This is a book that is much bigger than its 210 pages; it’s full of thought-provoking and life-affirming tidbits as well as being wonderfully written. Our narrator is visiting an old friend who has terminal cancer and whilst this is central to the plot, it is (in my opinion) not what the book is about. …

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Book Review – Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You by Annie Lyons

Eudora Honeysett is a heartwarming story about an elderly woman who wishes to die on her own terms. She befriends young Rose who moves in next door and their friendship (as well as that of Stanley, an older gentleman who also lives nearby) impacts everyone’s lives.  There are some triggers in this book; see below …

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