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The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

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I loved The Rosie Project which I reviewed last year and was my top 5 reads of 2014. So when this book came out it was a must read for me and I was looking forward to finding out what Don Tillman was doing now.

Don has married Rosie and we follow their life in New York. They have settled into life well, compromised on some things like the food plans and have a social life too. But when Rosie gets pregnant, life changes for everyone.

Don is as sweet as ever, so caring in his own helpful way and as with The Rosie Project there are some classic funny moments in the story. He is shocked when Rosie springs her pregnancy on him and has what he calls a ‘meltdown’. But he deals with it in the way Read the rest of this entry

Cannery Road by John Steinbeck

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I was inspired to read Cannery Row by John Steinbeck when we went to Monterey as part of our honeymoon in June this year. I really liked Monterey, the aquarium was amazing and the interesting history of Cannery Row was on little notice boards along the footpath. John Steinbeck and his book were also mentioned and so I thought I would check it out. Read the rest of this entry

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch has mystery, murder and intrigue which I like in a good book. So I thought I would give this book a try. It is the first in The Gentlemen Bastards series and is definitely a book that will get you hooked and reading the books that follow. Read the rest of this entry

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez

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I picked The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul up in my local bookshop after reading the back of this book as I thought it would be an interesting read. I definitely was right! I don’t usually read books based in war zones but this book is different and Deborah Rodriguez captures what is happening in the world of women in Kabul and the struggles with tradition meeting the modern world. Read the rest of this entry