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I adore reading and have very wide and varied taste.  Some of my favorite genre's include historical fiction, memoirs, fantasy and non-fiction.  Some of my best-loved titles are Sandcastle girls, Poisonwood bible, Daughter of the forest, Knife of never letting go, The snow child, The glass castle and Wolf Hall.  I love Juliet Marillier, Jodi Picoult, Philippa Gregory, Deon Myer and Bill Bryson.  I read approximately 120 books a year, and I try to keep my reviews short and to the point, so you can spend less time reading them and more time reading the books you'll enjoy.  Happy reading!

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel - Rachel Joyce

I think my expectations of this novel was just too high. Firstly, I had so many friends recommending this book, and secondly it was nominated for a Man Booker prize. I was so sure this was gonna be love at first read. Don't get me wrong, I still think it's very well written and I did enjoy the sweet story about Harold, a very sweet man, but it did not pack the punch of books such as Bring Up the Bodies and The Light Between Oceans. Definitely still worth the read though.


The story: When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking. To save someone else's life.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/365032208