I love to read, and I believe many more people would too if they just made the time to fully suspend themselves within the pages of a good book! The book reviews here are more a collection of praises for those books that have carried me cover to cover. All books have their strong and weak points, but from experience, the first 100 pages of most of them are there to set the characters up in the world they’re existing in. I’m a firm believer in giving every book at least 100 pages to hook you. If you’re struggling after that, feel free to put the book down and move onto something different, though be willing to accept that you may well have missed out on something that you would’ve ultimately enjoyed if you had just seen it to the end!
Crazy House jumps straight in by introducing us to Careful Cassie Greenfield, a smart, sensible girl as popular as she is conscientious. We see instantly that she lives in a world of strict roles and proffessions.
I particularly love it when a book comes attached to a personal story or memory, which is exactly the case with The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. My journey towards owning the book, and the consequential loving and reviewing of it, is a fond one that will reside in my mind every time I lay eyes on the cover.