Klara and The Sun

By Kazuo Ishiguro SPOILERS BELOW!! Set in a dystopian future, somewhere in the United States, we first meet Klara in a shop, where she lives. She is an AI, waiting to be bought by a customer and is a narrator for this story. We see the world through her eyes and learn insightful information from […]

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The Beautiful Ones

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia SPOILERS BELOW!! This latest offering from Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a historical fantasy romance, set in post-Industrial France (I could be wrong!). The Beautiful Ones are Loisail’s wealthiest socialites. These are the people with old money, good breeding, and notable names. The story focuses on one Nina Beaulieu, a nineteen year old young […]

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The Party Crasher

By Sophie Kinsella SPOILERS BELOW!! The Party Crasher is the latest offering from Sophie Kinsella, who navigates a marriage breakdown and the effects of it on a family while maintaining her trademark humour throughout. In the heart of this is our heroine, Effie, who hasn’t gotten over her parents’ divorce. She is struggling to accept […]

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Swimming in the dark

By Tomasz Jedrowski This is a heartrending tale of first love set in the Communist Poland during the early 80s. Ludwik and Janusz meet in a summer camp, develop a connection with each other. Under a Communist and Catholic society, where the idea of a romantic relationship between the two young men is unacceptable, they […]

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