New books

New books to read in August

My four new books for August include a quartet of literary fiction gems. From revolutions to secret societies, these new books provide the perfect escapism for soaking up the last of the summer sunshine (if you’ve had some). Three-Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell 1950s New York. A publishing company. A wannabe writer. Martinis. What more could… Read More New books to read in August


A reading meditation

Like most readers, you probably use a good book as a means to escape the pressure of your life. It’s the perfect way to unwind, relax and lose yourself in imaginary lands where the challenges of day-to-day life don’t exist. Heather Murdoch, from White Feather Reiki, joins Book and Brew today to talk about the… Read More A reading meditation

Monthly round ups

June round up

It’s been a little quieter on Book and Brew in June. That’s because I got hitched and had a wonderful two weeks off in Marrakech. However, I still managed to serve up a tasty menu of guest posts, book reviews and other bookish musings to keep you going through June. Let’s check them out. Other… Read More June round up

Book reviews, Crime/mystery/noir, Literary fiction, Meet the author

The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson-Ellis

The Other Mrs Walker is the debut novel by Mary Paulson-Ellis, and a mystery spanning decades and generations. It was book club’s June read and I got to meet the author at a fantastic event held by our friends at Forum Books. What’s it about? Here’s the blurb from the publisher: An old lady dies alone… Read More The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson-Ellis