Grisham, John: Rogue Lawyer (2015)

Sebastian Rudd takes the cases no one else wants: the drug-addled punk accused of murdering two little girls; a crime lord on death row; a homeowner who shot at a SWAT team. But the Arch Swanger case may be the one that breaks him. Swanger is prime suspect in the abduction and presumed murder of… Continue reading Grisham, John: Rogue Lawyer (2015)


Connelly, Michael: The Last Coyote (1996 / Harry Bosch #4)

The fourth part of the series (reviews of the previous three parts can be found here) started off with a major disappointment, as a relationship that I’d been kind of excited about ended off-page so to speak, meaning everything seemed fine at the end of part three, and then at the beginning of part four… Continue reading Connelly, Michael: The Last Coyote (1996 / Harry Bosch #4)


Connelly, Michael: The Concrete Blonde (1994 / Harry Bosch #3)

This post will discuss the third novel in the Harry Bosch series. I reviewed part one and two here and here. In his third case (well, the third case as documented by Michael Connelly), Harry Bosch has to face his troubled past. He is standing trial for shooting and killing a suspect in the ‘Dollmaker’ case,… Continue reading Connelly, Michael: The Concrete Blonde (1994 / Harry Bosch #3)


Hawkins, Paula: The Girl on the Train (2015)

With all the hype surrounding this book and a film adaptation of it coming out later in 2016, I’ve been meaning to pick up this novel for a long time. It was marketed as ‘the new Gone Girl’, and I expected it to be one of those books that I’d recommend to all my of… Continue reading Hawkins, Paula: The Girl on the Train (2015)

Rants · Reviews

Moyes, Jojo: Me Before You (2012)

A little warning: if you’re expecting a review, you’ll be greatly disappointed. I did not write a review tonight because a) there’s just no way I’m objectively reviewing anything right now (because all my reviews are always extremely objective…yeah, right…) and b) because I wouldn’t know what to say without giving too much away. As… Continue reading Moyes, Jojo: Me Before You (2012)

Bits and Pieces

Teaching Hamlet

This semester I’ve been honoured with the opportunity to teach tutorials for unsuspecting first semester students. Unsuspecting because I feel like a fraud teaching them, while they obviously think that I know what I’m doing. But with impostor syndrome being a common ailment among students everywhere, I’ve come to the realisation that I’m probably actually… Continue reading Teaching Hamlet


Sehn, Tyler: Daughter of Shadow (2015)

Hello! Today I’m reviewing another book that I won in a goodreads giveaway: Tyler Sehn’s Daughter of Shadow – a Spiritbinder War Novel, the first instalment of what will probably turn into a longer series. A longer series the rest of which I shall not endeavour to read after laboriously ploughing through part one. I did actually… Continue reading Sehn, Tyler: Daughter of Shadow (2015)


Hannah, Kristin: The Nightingale (2015)

Let’s not waste time beating around the bush here: I’m going to recommend you read this novel. If you’re prone to crying in public you might want to consider reading it in the privacy of your home though, and I would also recommend you keep a box of tissues handy at all times! I’m not kidding… Continue reading Hannah, Kristin: The Nightingale (2015)


Roberts, Nora: The Liar (2015)

Nora Roberts is another one of those authors: she’s well known, has a certain reputation, and whether or not you ever actually picked up and read one of her novels, chances are you probably feel like you know what to expect. I decided to verify my assumptions and picked up one of her latest novels, The Liar. I… Continue reading Roberts, Nora: The Liar (2015)