The Flip Side by James Bailey

The Flip Side by James Bailey is the first book that I had to describe as cute. Cute, warm, snuggly, and heartwarming like Jeremy the rabbit, the main character’s pet. Josh loses his girlfriend, his job, and flat in the same night ‒ no less than New Year’s Eve. Desolate, he returns to his parents’Continue reading “The Flip Side by James Bailey”

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Notes from a Small Island is the book that made Bill Bryson famous. It starts with his arrival in Dover, where a string of bad luck begins. And as if that weren’t enough, his landlady is pretty nightmarish: “Over the next two days, Mrs. Smegma persecuted me mercilessly, while the others, I suspected, scouted evidence forContinue reading “Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson”

Circe by Madeline Miller

I was surprised because Madeline Miller carefully retold the myths since I was expecting her to change some things, add this, ignore that… But no, she didn’t contradict mythology as we know it. Yet, she crafted a compelling fairytale. And that’s the magic of great writers ‒ to take an existing story and breathe freshContinue reading “Circe by Madeline Miller”