RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… MAY 2021

Hello bookish friends! Back to full reading strength during May with a selection of five reads. Some beautiful magical realism in Monique Roffey’s The Mermaid of Black Conch; historical fiction set in Poland from Kelly Rimmer, with more historical fiction, this time set in New York, from Francis Spufford; and some heart-breaking contemporary fiction fromContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… MAY 2021”

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”