Review: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Review: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

“The simplest thing would be to tear it down,” the man said. “The house is a shambles.”   The Knox-Tavoularis family has recently arrived in Vineland, New Jersey and matriarch, Willa, has just received the news that their house is a shambles, and...
Review: Humankind by Rutger Bregman

Review: Humankind by Rutger Bregman

  I picked up Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman in the middle of the Covid-19 lockdown when the world was facing the biggest crisis of this generation, and the timing could not have been more perfect. For years we have been conditioned to believe...
Review: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

Review: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

“Sometimes our deepest fears are the ones we keep closest to our hearts.”   At nearly 600 pages, one might be tempted to assume that Dracul is an effort to read, no matter how rewarding. Far from it, the pages fly by, each one packed with adventure, intrigue and...
Review: Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell

Review: Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell

When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion, they find themselves trapped in the year 2473. Lost in the Wonderscape, an epic in-reality adventure game, they must call on the help of some unlikely historical heroes to play their way home before times...
Review: Medina Book Club November ’19 – March ’20

Review: Medina Book Club November ’19 – March ’20

Stealing Roses by Heather Cooper “Isle of Wight author, Heather Cooper, uses Cowes as a backdrop for her fictional work which explores Victorian photography and the rights of women.” This book was largely enjoyed by the group, and its Isle of Wight setting...
Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

“Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something...