Category: Books

  • Sabrina

    Sabrina

    My second graphic novel. A story about suffering but also of conspiracies and human cruelty. I am not in a position to judge the graphic side of the story, but if this was a “regular book” it would be a 4.7 out of 5. And that’s how I’m going to rate it. 4.7 out of…

  • Raven Black

    Raven Black

    The first in the Shetland / DI Perez series. I read this because months ago we watched one random season of the TV series, and I was curious about it. For some reason, I found it difficult to get through the book, so I am not sure whether I will continue reading the series. 3.5…

  • Killing and Dying

    Killing and Dying

    My first graphic novel! I’d say this was moving. And a bit unsettling. As mentioned, my first graphic novel, I think I might try to continue exploring the genre. 4.5 out of 5 stars Killing and Dying at bookshop.org

  • Moscow Exile

    Moscow Exile

    The fourth in the Joe Wilderness series, which I enjoyed as much, if not more, as the previous three. (third | second | first) As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I refuse to get bored by stories in Cold War Berlin. 4.5 out of 5 stars Moscow Exile at bookshop.org

  • Mr Mercedes

    Mr Mercedes

    It looks like I might actually like Stephen King’s books. I picked Mr. Mercedes because I liked Holly and I read somewhere that Holly was a “secondary” character in Mr Mercedes. 4 out of 5 stars Mr Mercedes at bookshop.org

  • Full Dark House

    Full Dark House

    The first book in the series of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Fun, very British at times, but a bit difficult to follow for me. I liked it, but I don’t think I’ll read more books in the series for now. 3 out of 5 stars. Full Dark House at bookshop.org

  • Blank

    Blank

    A writer faces an impossible deadline. 3 out of 5 stars Blank at bookshop.org

  • The Lost Man

    The Lost Man

    One of those stories that unfold slowly but steadily. And that ends in a completely different place that one would expect at the start. 4.6 out of 5 stars The Lost Man at bookshop.org

  • The Woman On The Ledge

    The Woman On The Ledge

    I am glad I didn’t abandon this book (I almost did abandon it at around the 20% mark) A story of women helping each other. 4 out of five stars The Woman On The Ledge at bookshop.org

  • Corey Fah Does Social Mobility

    Corey Fah Does Social Mobility

    I was very intrigued by the description of the (A novel that celebrates radical queer survival and gleefully takes a hammer to false notions of success) but after going 20% into it, I noticed that I had no idea of what was going on. I will blame this one on the language barrier, but I…

  • I Will Find You

    I Will Find You

    An innocent father serving life for the murder of his own son receives evidence that his child may still be alive. I have read all of the Myron Bolitar series (from the same author) so I was looking forward to this one, but it didn’t do it for me. I found it borking, predictable, and…

  • I’m a Fan

    I’m a Fan

    Wow. Like a punch in the face. 4.5 out of 5 stars. I’m a Fan at bookshop.org

  • The Pole and Other Stories

    The Pole and Other Stories

    A male pianist and a woman cross paths. I got to around 35% into the book, and it just didn’t click. I am putting it down for now. No score because I didn’t finish. The Pole at bookshop.org

  • Case Histories

    Case Histories

    The first book in the Jackson Brodie series. I liked how three unrelated events unfolded. I will continue reading this series. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Case Histories at bookshop.org

  • Lightseekers

    Lightseekers

    A psychologist investigates the public torturing and murder of three young people in Nigeria. A very traditional Mystery, with echoes of the Briafan War. 4 out of 5 stars. Lightseekers at bookshop.org

  • My Life And Hard Times

    My Life And Hard Times

    This book came highly recommended, but it didn’t click, and when I was around 50% into it, I noticed I was just turning pages without paying any attention to what I was reading. This is the second book I abandoned this year. No rating / did not finish. My Life and Hard Times at bookshop.org

  • Hammer to Fall

    Hammer to Fall

    The third book in the Joe Wilderness series (first | second). As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I never grow tired of good Cold War stories, and this one in particular is a ver good Cold War story. I already have the fourth in the reading queue. 4.5 out of 5 stars Hammer to Fall…

  • Holly

    Holly

    A dark and lyrical thriller This is the second book written by Stephen King that I read, and I have loved both. 5 out of 5 stars. Holly at bookshop.org

  • Absolution

    Absolution

    As The Guardian put it: white saviour complexities. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Absolution at Bookshop.org

  • The Silence of the Girls

    The Silence of the Girls

    A retelling of the Iliad, from the point of view of Briseis. 4.5 out of 5 stars The Silence of The Girls at bookshop.org