• Book Of The Month: August

    ‘What was ugly can become beautiful in an instant. Peace is all around us. The slogan says:                Birdseye-in-Furness: The Promise of a Brighter Barrow. There’s a problem with Barrow, but it can be fixed. You just need to change the name to Birdseye. Everyone applauds once the credits...
  • Book of the Month: July

    ‘I’m fine. I just…’ I could see his pale collar, his dark suit jacket a contrast against it. ‘I don’t want to go in just yet. I just want to sit and not have to think about…’ He swallowed. Even in the half-dark it seemed effortful. ‘I just… want...
  • Book of the Month: April

    ‘Mother says that people like me just become intellectual old maids,’ I told him. ‘I don’t see why,’ he protested. ‘Oh, well, it’s probably true!’ I said, rather sharply, for misery had as usual made me irritable. ‘After the War there’ll be no one for me to marry.’ ‘Not...
  • Book of the Month: February

    ‘Because survival is insufficient’ ~ p 58 TITLE: Station Eleven AUTHOR: Emily St. John Mandel GENRE: Literary Fiction PUBLISHER: Picador PUBLISHED: September 2014 PAGES: 333 Station Eleven is a post-apocalyptic novel with a definite twist – it’s not a post-apocalyptic novel. Emily St. John Mandel uses the idea of...
  • Book of the Month: January

    “And I walk downstairs, dragging my mouth into a smile so that I can look normal. It’s important that I look normal now. It’s important that I look like a good girl.” ~ p. 340 TITLE: Asking For It AUTHOR: Louise O’Neill GENRE: Young Adult Fiction PUBLISHER: Quercus Publishing Ltd...
  • Book Of The Month: November

    “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.” ~ Page 3 TITLE: THE NIGHT CIRCUS AUTHOR: ERIN MORGENSTERN GENRE: FANTASY PUBLISHER: VINTAGE BOOKS PAGES:...