A Spool Of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

This was the first Anne Tyler that I’ve read, which is pretty crazy considering how often she’s recommended to me, and I’m very happy to recommend her to you. If you read my movie blog, you’ll perhaps have read my review of the film adaptation of her book The Accidental Tourist, which I loved. If…

Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier

A man whose life has been entirely devoted to his teaching of ancient languages and books finds himself walking out of his life one day when he comes across a book that speaks to him. He walks out on his classes and heads to Portugal to find the author, and to discover the man whose…

The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen

This four book series for young adults follows the lives and romantic dramas of four girls living in New York in 1899, when lives were determined by whether your family’s money was old or new, and where reputation was everything. Beautiful Elizabeth Holland, who loves a boy her wealthy family will never approve of, her…

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

I love LOVE this book, and I love Amy Tan. And maybe this review is a bit of a cheat, because I’ve read this book before, but I was re-reading it this week and I enjoyed it all over again, and I haven’t shared it with you guys before. Published back in 1989, it’s Tan’s…

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

Perhaps it’s no surprise to find another review of a novel by Daphne Du Maurier on my blog. I love Rebecca so much, as I know a lot of you do too, and I read The House on the Strand a few months back, (you’ll find the review for that one HERE). This book is…

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Opening in 1807, Rachel grows up on the island of St Thomas, a child beloved by her father, who makes sure that she’s well educated, and a mother who is cold and bitter. In her family there is also Adele, who is their servant, and her daughter, Jestine, who is like a sister to Rachel.…

The House On The Strand by Daphne Du Maurier

If you haven’t read Daphne Du Maurier before, you might want to start with her most well known work, Rebecca, which is a huge all time favourite of mine. Her books are often eery, with a mystery at the heart, and things unravel from there, with interesting consequences, which was perhaps why Hitchcock was a…