Category: coming-of-age

Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman

When Kevin Gogarty’s irrepressible eighty-three-year-old mother, Millie, is caught shoplifting yet again, he has no choice but to hire a caretaker to keep an eye on her. Kevin, recently unemployed, is already at his wits’ end tending to a full house while his wife travels to exotic locales for work, leaving him solo with his sulky, misbehaved teenage daughter, Aideen, whose troubles escalate when … Read More Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman

Girl in the Walls by AJ Gnuse

’Those who live in the walls must adjust, must twist themselves around in their home,stretching themselves until they’re as thin as air. Not everyone can do what they can.But soon enough, they can’t help themselves. Signs of their presence remain in a house.Eventually, every hidden thing is found.’ Elise knows every inch of the house. She knows which boards will creak. She knows where … Read More Girl in the Walls by AJ Gnuse

The Favour by Laura Vaughan

Fortune favours the fraud… When she was thirteen years old, Ada Howell lost not just her father, but the life she felt she was destined to lead. Now, at eighteen, Ada is given a second chance when her wealthy godmother gifts her with an extravagant art history trip to Italy. #TheFavour @LVaughanWrites @CorvusBooks @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours In the palazzos of Venice, the cathedrals of Florence … Read More The Favour by Laura Vaughan

2020 – A Year in Books

Here is a round-up of my favourite books of 2020. Being furloughed during the first lock-down, I got used to reading far more books than in previous years and it also saw the beginning of my new ‘career’ taking part in blog tours. The following are not just from those blog tours, but also NetGalley and Pigeonhole reads. I hope 2021 has as many … Read More 2020 – A Year in Books

Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

The adult debut from bestselling, award-winning young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty—a frequently hilarious, brilliantly observed novel—that follows a single mother’s heartfelt search for greater truths about the universe, her family and herself. Twenty years ago, Abigail Sorenson’s brother Robert went missing one day before her sixteenth birthday, never to be seen again. That same year, she began receiving scattered chapters in the mail of … Read More Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor

Yorkshire, the summer of 1962. Sixteen-year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become? @matson_taylor_ @ScribnerBooks #TheMiseducationOfEvieEpworth @annecater #RandomThingsTours Up until now, Evie’s life has been nothing special: a patchwork of school, Girl Guides, cows, milk deliveries, lost mothers, and village fetes. But, inspired by her idols (Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the Queen), she dreams … Read More The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor

The Truants by Kate Weinberg

#TheTruants @kateweinberg @BloomsburyBooks Jess Walker, middle child of a middle-class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when she arrives at a concrete university campus under flat, grey, East Anglian skies, her world flares with colour. Drawn into a tightly-knit group of rule breakers – led by their maverick teacher, Lorna Clay – Jess begins to experiment with a new … Read More The Truants by Kate Weinberg