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New Book Review: Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney

Do you know what I love about book hauls? The colourfully varied array of bookmarks they give you at the counter promulgating new books you absolutely have to read. One such bookmarker I received was commercialising Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney, published in 2017 by Faber & Faber Ltd. Set in modern day Dublin, Conversations is about relationships and the […]

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Author of critically acclaimed debut The Kite Runner brings us this heart-wrenching gem; A Thousand Splendid Suns published originally in 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing. Set in Afghanistan and spanning a period of almost thirty years during the time of Soviet occupation up until Taliban rule, this tragic tale recounts the deeply moving lives of Mariam and Laila. The Mother-daughter dynamic […]

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New Book Review: Men Without Women By Haruki Murakami

Men without women was written by Japanese best- selling author Haruki Murakami and originally published in 2014 by Bugeishunjuu Ltd. It is a collection of stories centred around relationships as told from various male perspectives. It develops the themes of loneliness and heartbreak with particular emphasis on male vulnerabilities thereby challenging the standard consensus of brutish virility… My experiences with men, […]

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New Book Review: Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Silent Companions was written by novelist Laura Purcell and published in 2017 by Raven Books; Bloomsbury Publishing. It follows the story of newly widowed Elsie Bainbridge who is sent to live at the Bridge in Fayford; the eerily dilapidated mansion of her late husband, Rupert. Together with Rupert’s cousin, Sarah, the two relatives take up residence at the Bridge when […]

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New Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere

The award winning Little Fires Everywhere was written by American novelist Celeste Ng and published in 2017 by Perigee Books. This New York Times bestseller has received a wealth of praise and is set to become a TV series adaptation later this year. This deeply thought-provoking read is sure to render you emotionally invested in its skilfully fleshed out characters […]

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New Book Review: Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Heartburn is the autobiographical yet fictitious story about a famous cookbook author whose husband has an affair with a mutual family friend. It reflects the real life story of the author who also wrote the screenplay for the 1986 movie adaptation. Heartburn was originally published in 1983 by Little Brown Book Group….I thought the addition of the recipes that cropped […]

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Book Club Meeting

I attended my first ever book club meeting yesterday which needless to say was novel and as you would imagine, I didn’t know what to expect, save for the laborious sojourn from my residence in essentially the furthermost western part of London to the furthermost eastern part and beyond, namely Essex. Not that this is significant in the least but […]

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About Me

Just completed my About page which I highly suggest you check out because I would very much appreciate it if you do. Also please follow me on my social media platforms where you’ll learn more about future articles I intend to publish and any events I plan to attend as well as more of my singular quirks <<<<(^O^)>>>>  

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What’s new?

Just finished typing up my first book review, namely; Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig which you can read here. Please share your feedback and look out for future reviews. Still working on the website; if you’re reading this, I’m sure you can tell Lochanreads is still a work in progress…