Review: The Vacationers by Emma Straub

  • Publisher: Picador
  • Published: 5 June 2014
  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN: 978-1447262855
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  • Copy supplied courtesy of Pan Macmillan and NetGalley
  • 3.5/5
A dysfunctional family of spoilt Manhattanites haul their physical and emotional baggage to an idyllic Spanish island for two weeks.

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REVIEW: The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby

  • Publisher: Virago
  • Pages 288
  • Released: 5 June 2014

I’m a sucker for ‘Brand Kennedy’ – anything, be it fictional accounts such as Stephen King’s fabulous 11:22:63 or my shelf full of biographies telling all about life in ‘Camelot’ and I’m there. So when I was scrolling through NetGalley and a flash of pink caught my eye, I just knew it was Kennedy related, and clicked immediately. (Note to publishers: Power of a relevant cover right there.) I wasn’t disappointed as The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby is a true joy, mixing the fictional with the factual with an effortless ease, pulling you in from the first gut-wrenching chapter.

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Comics Round Up: May

I get, on average, about a dozen volumes of comics and graphic novels to read and review each month – some are a joy, some are the most infuriating works ever committed to print, and occasionally, you get sent something that just makes you want to throw your tablet across the room.

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Bout of Books Day 1 And Trillium Review



Bout of Books


If you saw this post on Saturday, you’d see that I’ve signed up for the Bout Of Books challenge, and part of it is taking part in other blog’s comps and activities. Not only does this help with participation, but it also gets your blog seen by other bloggers.


Today’s challenge is If You Like X, Try Y’   hosted by The Book Barbies and last night I read the perfect thing for it.


If you like sci-fi, with a touch or romance, and stand-alone graphic novels, then Trillium  by the brilliant Jeff Lemire  is perfect for you. Continue reading