We all love a good beach read. A feel-good book that entertains you on your break from work. And contrary to the name, they don’t have to be set on or at a beach! If, like me, you’re looking for some alternative summery reads, here’s a list of 5 Beach Reads That Aren’t Set On A Beach.
Before the coffee gets cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi is a poignant and affirming story about a cafe that can transport people back in time. Adapted from an award-winning play and translated into English by Geoffrey Trousselot, my heart was captured by this beautiful novel.
It’s October – the perfect time to pick up a book, settle in my candlelight and listen to the rain. Or was that noise – footsteps? If you’re like me and find horror terrifying, but want to read something a little spookier I’ve got you covered.
Velvet Opus Interviews Kassandra Flamouri, author of self-published dark ballet fantasy ‘The Chalice and the Crown’. Kassandra Flamouri talks her self-publishing journey, her “Pawsitivity” newsletter and animal companions.
I have never wanted to fall into a nightmare world more. The Chalice and the Crown is a self-published dark ballet fantasy that blurs the lines between magic and madness. It’s Black Swan meets Narnia. There’s one word for this book: divine.
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a fictional memoir about a famous rock band in the 1970’s. Everyone knows Daisy Jones & the Six. They’re iconic. They’re the band that never existed, but you’ll wish they did. Why? Because they’re a rock’n’roll-ercoaster.
I adore tense stories. I loved Daphne du Maurier’s, “Rebecca”, so I jumped at the chance to read and review an advance copy of gothic horror Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia provided by the publisher, Jo Fletcher Books, via book review site Netgalley. It promised tension, and let me tell you, it delivered.
Do you want to read more but can’t afford to buy books? There are many reasons why you might not be able to afford to buy books right now but that shouldn’t stop you from reading. Here are 5 ways to (legally!) get books for free.