Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka


I've enjoyed reading and loved books as far back as I can remember. I always have a book in my bag when I go anywhere, in case there is time for a few moments of reading. For me reading is a pleasure, a comfort and an escape, and I love the way that each book speaks to each reader in a slightly different way, because we all bring our own experiences with us when we read. I enjoyed studying literature and languages at school and University and I studied translation as a post-graduate. 

I enjoy reading all sorts of different books from a variety of genres. My book reviews are just my personal opinions and reactions as a reader, and I always aim to be honest, unbiased, constructive, fair and impartial. Others may well really like something I didn't like, or I may love a book but others might not enjoy it. Most of the books I write about, I have bought, some I've received as gifts, or they are review copies - ARCs or proofs. I don't receive any payment for my reviews, and I aim to write fairly and give my true opinion regardless of the source of the book. Some of the reviews I have written have been shared in NewBooks magazineon Lovereading UK, on We Love This Book, on Amazon UK, on Goodreads,  or Waterstones.

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Please note that I (Lindsay Healy) am the main writer and reviewer on this blog. 
I have had some guest reviews which other readers have very kindly contributed, and this is stated below the review with the reviewer credited where this is the case. Thank you to Penny Waugh, Penny Tattersall, Josie Barton, Angi Holden, Anne Williams, Denise Powell, Joan Hill, Karen Cocking, Fiona Keegan, Susan Maclean, Janice Lazell-Wood, Wendy Rowley, Leah Moyse, Margaret Pickess, Sue Knight and Susan Chapman for their guest reviews which have helped me keep the blog going when I was feeling unwell. (If I have missed you, remind me, and I'm sorry!)