The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

Ahhh, Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker winning The Luminaries. It’s certainly not a quick read! It took such a time to read it – and admittedly my reading coincided with a stroppy baby and a hectic few weeks at work – that the beautiful cover started to wear off! The M of LUMINARIES on the front…

Room, Emma Donoghue

This book had been on my to-read list since it was listed for The Booker Prize. The copy I had was electronic and just stopped about 20 pages in… And I never got round to replacing it. Until it cropped up whilst I was browsing on Audible. This was a perfect book for an audio…

Words Of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson

Fantasy is a difficult genre to keep fresh. Tolkien looms as an edifice; George R. R. Martin, similarly. Sanderson is a fresh voice within that genre: like Martin, he eschews the vague mystical nature of Tolkien’s magic and fantasy races; unlike Martin, the magic is a central facet of his world-building and he eschews the…