Book reviews, Literary fiction

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the debut novel from Gail Honeyman. It was one of my recommended new reads for May and book club’s Claire O’Sullivan devoured a preview copy. Let’s find out what she thought. What’s it all about?  Here’s the blurb from the publisher: Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but… Read More Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, Book reviews, Literary fiction

Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀

Stay With Me is the debut novel from Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ and it’s shortlisted for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. I absolutely loved it so prepare for a review gushing with praise. What it’s all about? Here’s the blurb from the publisher: Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband… Read More Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀

Book reviews, Literary fiction

Review: Three Daughters of Eve

Three Daughters of Eve is the latest novel from Turkish author Elif Shafak. It’s compelling, contemporary and wonderfully written – I loved it. I must confess that I’d not read anything by Shafak before Three Daughters of Eve. That is despite her writing 15 books, including The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love. For whatever reason, our literary… Read More Review: Three Daughters of Eve