The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

John Green’s The Anthropocene Reviewed podcast is a favourite, but I’d been put off reading his novels because I’d first seen (but not watched) them as teen-targeted films.

With the podcast coming to a close, I picked up this copy of The Fault In Our Stars in a charity bookshop a while back, and have enjoyed it very much. The tone is on occasions a bit American Knowingly Arch Teen, but the plot and the themes can cope.

I give this book four stars.

Author page: The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

Swing Time – Zadie Smith

Swing Time - Zadie Smith
Swing Time – Zadie Smith

Two girls on a north west London council estate join a community dance class and become friends. We follow their lives as they grow into their teens through their twenties and thirties.

One ends up a single mum living in the council flat she grew up in, the other PA to an international pop star doing Good Works in West Africa.

But, as always, Zadie Smith’s novel is about much more than this.

Author page: Swing Time – Zadie Smith

The Mystery of Mercy Close – Marian Keyes

The Mystery of Mercy Close - Marian Keyes
The Mystery of Mercy Close – Marian Keyes

A smart, sassy female Private Detective. Family. Love. Boy Band Reunions. The crash of the Celtic Tiger. Recession. Depression….. The Mystery of Mercy Close is a not-so-easy easy read. But a good one.

My first Marian Keyes novel, and I think I’ll find time to spend more time with the Walsh Family.

Author page: The Mystery of Mercy Close – Marian Keyes