Review: Holding by Graham Norton

Challenge criteria: A book about an interesting woman


The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of­ two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste.

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Favourite books by celebrities

While authors indeed do a stellar job at keeping us going, there are a number of celebrities who have also dipped their pen into the inkwell. While many of their books are autobiographical, there are some great fiction reads to have a look at too.

For the purpose of this post, a celebrity who wrote a book doesn’t qualify if they also have a career as an author, or started out working as an author.

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Review: I Knew You Were Trouble by Paige Toon

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb: Life as the undercover daughter of a rock god isn’t going to be easy. How will Jessie adjust to her old boring life again after spending her summer living it up with her dad in LA? With tough decisions ahead (and not just choosing between two hot boys), can she cope juggling her two very different lives?
Summer may be over, but Jessie’s story is just beginning…

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