Posts from ‘April, 2015’

Marion Coutts Wins 2015 Wellcome Book Prize

I guess this means I should have gone with my heart when predicting the winner!!   The Iceberg by Marion Coutts has just won the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize. It is a worthy winner as it contains some of the most powerful writing I’ve ever read. If you have the emotional strength to become immersed in […]

Who Will Win the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize?

The Wellcome Prize celebrates the best new books that engage with some aspect of medicine, health or illness. Last year the prize was awarded to Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon, one of the most impressive books I’ve ever read. This year I decided to try the entire shortlist and I’ve been rewarded with a […]

The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanigahara

Five words from the blurb: anthropologist, tribe, discovery, miraculous, terrible I bought a copy of this book when Steph, one of my favourite bloggers, raved about it. It’s been sat on my shelf for ages, but I finally got around to reading it and found it was well worth the wait. The People in the Trees is […]

My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel

 Shortlisted for 2015 Wellcome Prize Five words from the blurb: fear, stress, mental, health, research Scott Stossel has spent his entire life battling crippling anxiety. In an effort to understand his condition he has compiled medical research and historical information about a wide range of sufferers; showing how generations of people have dealt with their […]

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Five words from the blurb: doctor, Haiti, difference, global, disease Mountains Beyond Mountains is a book that demands discussion. It is a perfect book club choice, especially for those looking to branch into non-fiction for the first time. The book is a biography of Paul Farmer, an American doctor who has done an incredible amount […]

Mini Reviews: Everything I Never Told You, The House We Grew Up In and The Iceberg

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Five words from the blurb: murder, child, parents, mystery, relationships I decided to read Everything I Never Told You because it was Amazon.com’s book of 2014 and praise for it seems to be everywhere. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it as much as everyone else. It was very readable […]