Tag: contemporary

Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

I went into this book with trepidation.  While I know that many people loved her debut novel Side Effects May Vary, I personally couldn’t gel with the characters and found that I struggled to relate or identify with the protagonist or the situation even though the flow of writing was… Read more »

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A Million Times Goodnight by Kristina McBride

A Million Times Goodnight by Kristina McBride

How much can change in a night when you make just one different decision? This is a question that people ask themselves every day and in A Million Times Goodnight, McBride explores two different alternate stories that split off after our protagonist, Hadley makes a decision whether or not to… Read more »

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Review: Waiting For Doggo, Mark Mills

Review: Waiting For Doggo, Mark Mills

Dan’s girlfriend Clara actually did him a favour by taking off overseas without telling him, leaving him with their rescue dog in their inner-city London flat. In a short time after that, he not only lands an awesome job at an advertising agency, but he is also introduced to his… Read more »

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Review: I Was Here, Gayle Forman

Review: I Was Here, Gayle Forman

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Gayle Forman’s new young adult contemporary book, I Was Here. The review is an extract from episode 19 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on January 17, 2015. Please note: This review does contain spoilers. We do warn that there… Read more »

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Review: Us, David Nicholls

Review: Us, David Nicholls

If one of us had to go first, I had hoped in all sincerity that it would be me. I’m aware that this sounds morbid, but it seemed to be the right way round, the sensible way, because, well, my wife had brought me everything I had ever wanted, everything… Read more »

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Review: Still Alice, Lisa Genova

Review: Still Alice, Lisa Genova

I am a very emotional TV and movie viewer. If there is an advert about babies or love or puppies I am easily a goner – tears streaming down my face. This trait does not usually carry through to novels though. Yes, I am emotionally involved with the characters and… Read more »

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Review: The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion

Review: The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion

If you read The Rosie Project, odds are you fell in love with Don and Rosie. This mismatched and unlikely couple made me laugh and warmed the cockles of my heart. So I was extremely excited to get an ARC of Graeme Simsion’s latest instalment – The Rosie Effect. Don… Read more »

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