Drama, Young Adult/Children

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

I did not pay attention to the author's background when I picked this book up. I somehow missed the author's note as well. If I had paid attention, I would have been quite surprised. The story is narrated from the point of view of a Cambodian woman, and the author is neither. A little further… Continue reading The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

Non Fiction

The Social Lives of Animals by Ashley Ward

In November, I usually look back at all the non-fictions I have read, and I think this would probably be the year I finally hit a much higher number than I usually do.Given the content, this book has a more generic cover than I think appropriate. The author begins by putting forward his stance on… Continue reading The Social Lives of Animals by Ashley Ward

Historical fiction, Mystery

Mr. Quayle Mysteries #0.5, #1 by Anthony Slayton

I read this book in the reverse order. After I finished the first in the series, at the end of the book, I was offered access to the prequel, which I immediately took up and, since it was a novella, finished it in one sitting.I will obviously talk about the prequel first.Anthony Quayle is a… Continue reading Mr. Quayle Mysteries #0.5, #1 by Anthony Slayton

Mystery

Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Thief by Maurice Leblanc

Illustrated by: Vincent Mallié Reading this was a strange experience. I knew nothing about the lead character of this book or the original author. Since then, I have surprisingly noticed other places that the gentleman detective was mentioned! I have a healthy curiosity for older mysteries. Although here, the stories are not technically mysteries, and… Continue reading Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Thief by Maurice Leblanc

Historical fiction, Humour, Mystery

Rotten To The Core (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #8) by T.E.Kinsey

Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden The ladies are back! As usual, I have to begin with the disclaimer that I adore the series and the humour, and the audio narration brightens up my day. I went in with the hope that it would be entertaining to revisit the dashing dup with the witty verbal banter, and… Continue reading Rotten To The Core (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #8) by T.E.Kinsey

Non Fiction

Endangered Animals by Tom Jackson and Dangerous Animals by Barry Madden

When I was younger, I had an encyclopedia with one book focusing on animals. That had a clock-like pie next to the animal to indicate the danger of extinction. It was simple and effective and left a strong impression on me when it came to animals. As I grew older, I realised that the book… Continue reading Endangered Animals by Tom Jackson and Dangerous Animals by Barry Madden