52 Books Challenge: #10 Children of Ruin


Children of Ruin is the second book in the Children of Time science fiction series by Adrian Tchaikovsky. I have read the first, but it was a real battle to keep going as the timeline of the plot switched backwards and forwards across a thousand years, and between an Earth ark ship, a scientific mission … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #10 Children of Ruin

52 Books Challenge: #9 The Woodcutter


Reginald Hill is a Cumbrian, as am I, and the author of the well known Dalziel & Pascoe detective series of novels. The Woodcutter is one of his standalone novels described as a psychological thriller. The central character is Wilf Hadda, commonly known as Wolf Hadda, a successful businessman. Successful until one day the police … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #9 The Woodcutter

52 Books Challenge: #8 England, Their England


England, Their England by A. G. Donell is a novel classed as “social satire” set in 1920s England and written in 1933. I bought it having read a short positive critique of it by John Carey in his book The Reluctant Professor. The central character is Donald Cameron, a Scotsman, who has been invalided out … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #8 England, Their England

52 Books Challenge: #7 The Accidental Adventures of the 100 Year Old Man ..


The Accidental Adventures of the 100 Year Old Man is a follow up book to The 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out of the Window, written by Jonas Jonasson and you can find my earlier review of that book by clicking the title link. I “read” this book in Audible format, something I am … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #7 The Accidental Adventures of the 100 Year Old Man ..

52 Books Challenge: #5 Buddhism For Busy People


I don’t think I’ve ever written a negative review of any book I’ve read. If it’s bad I would usually just chuck it at the point I’d had enough and move on. So, am I about to write a negative review on this book? Well ..... yes and no! It’s my own fault of course, … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #5 Buddhism For Busy People