Will Shingleton’s book about the suggestion of subversive dealings in a college football team reads like a gripping Netflix documentary
Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith – An interesting book which discusses the evolution of intelligence and focuses on how this manifests itself in the octopus
Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen: A book about growing up; about sisters; about the characters in a neighbourhood, all framed around some mysterious murders.
Auriel Roe’s memoir is honest, warm and really, really funny with moments that will remain with me long after reading it
The Milan Contract by Stephen Franks is a great thriller, taut and tense, with a well-executed plot which starts as a regular police investigation but develops into so much more
A quite traumatic but moving novel told in two narrative strands, one of a young mother, the other the daughter she is forced to give up.
Emily Giffin has written an interesting book dealing with a woman who is adamant that she does not want children even if it means losing her soulmate
Jojo Moyes’ book about the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky is a stirring tale about the power of friendship and the joy that books can bring
The Ruin, the first book featuring Dervla McTiernan’s garda Cormac Reilly, is a competently written thriller showing the depths of human depravity.
With my interest more than piqued by the Netflix production, I was keen to read Walter Tevis’ portrayal of Beth Harmon, his chess playing prodigy.