Posts under ‘2014’

Christ’s Entry Into Brussels by Dimitri Verhulst

   Source: Free review copy received from publisher Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer Five words from the blurb: Jesus, Belgium, publicity, welcoming, committee Christ’s Entry Into Brussels is a novella that satirises modern society by imaging what would happen if Jesus Christ were to announce his second-coming. It shows the way authorities would panic at the thought of […]

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (Audio Book)

 Source: Library Five words from the blurb: astronaut, training, success, survival, think Chris Hadfield is an inspirational man! I don’t remember how I first heard of him, but I do know that every piece of media that features him leaves me feeling empowered. Last year I saw that he was coming to the UK to […]

Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

 Source: Library Five words from the blurb: intersex, school, secret, damage, parents I don’t often pick books at random from library shelves, but perhaps I should if this choice is anything to go by. For some reason it called to me and once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. Golden Boy is actually […]

Colorless Tsukuru and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

 Shortlisted for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel Five words from the blurb: friends, school, death, connections, reason Tsukuru is 36, but as a teenager he was part of a group of five friends. One day they stopped talking to him and he felt abandoned. He hasn’t seen […]

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 […]