Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and spawn new obligations. Sapiens is a series of well-thought out arguments on why we are what we are. It explores the beliefs, revolutions, choices, and… Continue reading Review: Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind
Each Way Bet by Ilsa Evans My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is such a delight! The language is so clear and the silly ‘grass is greener’ style of jealousy between siblings is so real. Early on there were extra commas and an abundance of italics that tried hard to break my stride,… Continue reading Review: Each Way Bet
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve got one word to say about book 8 of the Discworld series – VIMES! I adore this man. Sybil step aside! Although I admit I quite like Sybil too. And her dragons probably wouldn’t let me near him. Anyway, what is there not… Continue reading Review: Guards! Guards!
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a truly beautiful story about Death’s personal growth. It’s heart-rending and moving. So what a pity its sideline story is a crass dig at shopping malls and involves those bumbling wizards! Perhaps Pratchett meant that side of it to be ironic or… Continue reading Review: Reaper Man
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck My rating: 5 of 5 stars A short story that packs a punch at least twice its size. There is such beautiful imagery in Of Mice and Men, and it’s often right where you don’t expect it yet uncannily right where it belongs. There’s this in the first… Continue reading Review: Of Mice and Men
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a beautiful story! A deceptively simple tale of impossible love that captured me from the opening scenes. Simons perfectly portrays the thrill of new love, setting it against the backdrop of an eternal languid summer. As love deepens and war advances, Simons… Continue reading Review: The Bronze Horseman
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson My rating: 2 of 5 stars Rule 1 had me in tears. It was about children growing up in less-than-perfect circumstances to become adults unable to deal effectively with bullying. Already I was moved. The writing was clear, the wisdom humbling. I found… Continue reading Review: 12 Rules for Life