Author Spotlight: Cecelia Ahern

Recently, an online book club I’m a member of had a bit of a heated discussion as to whether or not Cecelia Ahern was a real/good author. Things were said, and members even left because of the carnage. But, I got my Carrie Bradshaw hat on and got to thinking. Because yes, Cecelia actually does have a good back catalogue. I’ve even got one of her YA books waiting on my Kindle for me to sort my Netgalley out and read it. So, here we have Cecelia Ahern: A Defence of her Works.

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Review: The Other Us by Fiona Harper

Challenge criteria: A book with an eccentric character

(Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, HQ Stories, in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.)


If you could turn back time, would you choose a different life?

Forty-something Maggie is facing some hard truths. Her only child has flown the nest for university and, without her daughter in the house, she’s realising her life, and her marriage to Dan, is more than a little stale.

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Author Spotlight: Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult has been writing for years, and though her books often follow the same format (there’s usually a court case somewhere in there), I’ve been hooked on every single one.

I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface of Jodi’s back catalogue (her most recent novel Small Great Things is her 23rd), but I’ve loved those that I have read. I don’t even think I could pick a favourite. In fact, I think it’s time for a re-read, and I’ve still got some on my bookshelf waiting for me to explore.

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