Title: The Humans Author: Matt Haig Pages: 291 My copy: Canongate Books, 2014 Rating: 4.5/5 Blurb: There’s no place like home. Or is there? After an ‘incident’ one wet Friday night where he is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, Professor Andrew Martin is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confuse him. Even his loving wife and … More The Humans
Title: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Author: Natasha Pulley Pages: 318 My copy: Bloomsbury Circus, 2015 Rating: 4/5 Blurb: In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. But he has worse fears than generous burglars; he is a telegraphist at the Home Office, which has just … More The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Title: The Light Side of the Moon Author: Elizabeth Guizzetti Pages: 510 My copy: 48fourteen, 2015 (ebook) Rating: 4/5 Blurb (as used on Amazon): Due to overpopulation, lack of natural resources, no public education, and a surplus of political bickering, Earth is a cesspool and our solar system’s colonies have failed. Nevertheless, outside our solar system, … More The Light Side of the Moon
Title: The Crimson Petal and the White Author: Michel Faber Pages: 834 My copy: Canongate, 2011 Rating: 3.5/5 Blurb: ‘Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them…’ So begins the irresistible voyage into the dark side of Victorian London. Amongst an unforgettable cast of low-lifes, physicians, businessmen and prostitutes, meet our … More The Crimson Petal and the White
Title: High-Rise Author: J.G. Ballard Pages: 170 (minus the introduction and an interview at the end) My copy: Fourth Estate, 2014 Rating: 4.5/5 Blurb: Within the concealing walls of an elegant fort-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on ‘enemy’ floors and the … More High-Rise
To the book lovers of the world, hello! I am Kerry, a twenty-two year old bookworm who has decided to bite the bullet and begin to document my bookish adventures. I’m currently living in the finest city in England and, when I’m not reading, can be found practising yoga or hanging out with Percy … More Uno.