Goldenhand by Garth Nix Published by HarperCollins in 2016 Series: Abhorsen #5 Version: Audible Audio Narrators: Heather Wilds Length: 11h 34m Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads, Amazon Verdict: Garth Nix doesn’t disappoint, but read the rest of the series first. I’m a little skeptical about tagging this book as young adult, as I think that limits it to young… Continue reading Garth Nix’s Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5)
Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates) Published by Orenda Books in 2015 Series: Dark Iceland (English) #1 Genres: Crime, Thriller Version: Paperback Links: Goodreads Verdict: Pretty good Let me start by saying I read this book because of the hype on social media, as this book caused quite a stir. I found the translation a little cumbersome and… Continue reading Ragnar Jónasson’s Snowblind (Dark Iceland English Publ. #1)
When Breath Becomes Air by Dr. Paul Kalanithi Published by Random House in 2016 (Posthumously) Version: Audible Audio Narrators: Cassandra Campbell, Sunil Malhotra Length: 5h 35m Genres: Non Fiction, Autobiography, Memoir Links: Goodreads, Amazon Verdict: Exquisite. Highly recommended. “We shall rise insensibly, and reach the tops of the everlasting hills, where the winds are cool and the sight is glorious.” My brother… Continue reading Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill in 2016 Series: An Ember in the Ashes #2 Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads Verdict: Definitely read this! I was busy reading something else but I got my hands on this and had to read it because I enjoyed the first one so much. Judging by how… Continue reading Sabaa Tahir’s A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Published by Simon and Schuster in 2016 Genres: Fiction, Suspence Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Loot.co.za, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook Verdict: Meh Here’s a book I hoped I’d enjoy, and was sorely disappointed. The main character, Lo Blacklock, is a journalist who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to write about a luxury cruiseliner, the… Continue reading Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10
Happy New Year to everyone! Hopefully you’ve started this year feeling positive, and with goals in mind as I have. I’ve already setup my Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge with the goal of reading 45 books this year. I’m aiming to have reviews posted for each one of those too, and I’m really excited about it.… Continue reading Welcome 2017!
As the year draws lazily to an end (I’m on leave from work and ready for an overseas trip so I’m feeling pretty relaxed) I think now is a good time to have a go at a list of my favourite things that came out of this year. It doesn’t do to dwell on the… Continue reading Best of 2016