The 11 Best Books I Read in 2014

Okay, so these are my favourites of the books I've read this year, and as I normally do I've split it into two separate top 5s, one fiction and one non-fiction, however this year there's a special consideration for a book which fits across both categories. This book is Thomas Keneally's Schindler's Ark, which while based … Continue reading The 11 Best Books I Read in 2014

Book Review: Odessa Dreams by Shaun Walker

This is the last book I'll have as part of my Kindle unlimited deal, having cancelled it. On balance it's a good deal if you want lots of quick reads to pass the time, and you get through a few a month. But my reading rate has been slower recently and quite a few of … Continue reading Book Review: Odessa Dreams by Shaun Walker

Book Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Continuing to use my Kindle Unlimited deal (due to lapse imminently) I checked this book out, I'd heard of it and knew there'd been a movie adaptation and as titles go it's quite attention grabbing. The plot starts with Allan Karlsson who has just turned 100, and decides he doesn't want to hang around for … Continue reading Book Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Book Review: The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Having enjoyed the first installment of Burroughs' ape-man's adventures I downloaded this onto my Kindle and added it to my extensive reading list. As with the first it's a rather fun, old school adventure.     Picking up where the first left off we find Tarzan of the Apes, returning to Paris and planning his … Continue reading Book Review: The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Book Review: An American Nomad: A Road Trip In Search of America by Stephen Braxton Thompson

I continue to torture myself with travel books, and this one was especially masochistic as it deals with a long term US road trip, which is on my bucket list. It's an interesting read, with Thompson, a former foreign correspondent deciding to hit the road as he gets older. The trip is inspired by his … Continue reading Book Review: An American Nomad: A Road Trip In Search of America by Stephen Braxton Thompson