RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… MARCH 2021

Hello reading friends! It’s that’s time again, when I share a round-up of last month’s reading. As days brighten, I tend to pull away from dark, gothic reads and return to some of my favourite contemporary fiction writers – David Nicholls, Kate Hewitt and Catherine Miller. Whilst Kiley Reid’s debut was one that kept croppingContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… MARCH 2021”

RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… FEBRUARY 2021

Hello reading friends! Spring has definitely sprung here in northern Scotland, as the days lengthen and the sun has reappeared. I was even lucky enough to spot a woodpecker scouting my garden. And given February is traditionally the month of romance, I’m pleased to share that all of this month’s reading have longing at theirContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… FEBRUARY 2021”

RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… JANUARY 2021

Hello reading friends! Writers are advised to read within their own genre, but also to read widely, and I think you’ll agree I have a real mix of books to share this month. Two book clubs reads, a twisty thriller, an uplifting generational novel, as well as a beautiful non-fiction offering. Also, be sure toContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… JANUARY 2021”

RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… DECEMBER 2020

Hello reading friends! So much as happened since the arrival of 2021, that December already feels a long way away! However, I hope the following wintery reads offer some escapism in a world that still feels far from certain. Please don’t be put off by Christmas covers, all the books highlighted would make equally greatContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… DECEMBER 2020”

RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… NOVEMBER 2020

Hello reading friends! Here in northern Scotland, we’ve enjoyed some beautiful frosty days but it has also grown darker and so it felt right to spend time exploring the spookier/ supernatural side of fiction, reading The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, The Mercies, as well as the Dark Stories collection. Since travel is still out forContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… NOVEMBER 2020”