#ReadingIreland18: John Boyne and Maggie O’Farrell

Reading Ireland Month is hosted by Cathy at 746Books and Niall at The Fluff is Raging. I made it with two days left to spare! Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne I have now read three of Boyne's books for children and none of his adult books. I don't know why this … Continue reading #ReadingIreland18: John Boyne and Maggie O’Farrell


A Halifax Christmas Carol by Steven Laffoley

Before you start to think I'm completely obsessed with the Halifax Explosion, let me explain... When I first saw this book I thought it was going to be a twist on Dickens's A Christmas Carol, set in Halifax. Which it is... but it's not as close to A Christmas Carol as I was expecting it … Continue reading A Halifax Christmas Carol by Steven Laffoley

Found Far and Wide by Kevin Major

Normally, I prefer female protagonists in my reading. But I've recently read two books whose main characters (and most of the supporting characters) have been male. Richard Wagamese's beautiful writing pulled me into Medicine Walk effortlessly. In Found Far and Wide, it is Sam's story that had me turning the pages. In four parts, Found … Continue reading Found Far and Wide by Kevin Major