Philippa Gregory’s upcoming release, ‘The Last Tudor’

I am a big fan of historical fiction, with a real passion for the Victorian and Tudor periods. Monarchies have always fascinated me, particularly those during the 14th to 18th centuries when the royal courts were scenes of ludicrous luxury. The power wielded by the reigning monarchs, the strong influence of religious values and the social norms of… Continue reading Philippa Gregory’s upcoming release, ‘The Last Tudor’

Kristy Woodson Harvey at Reynolds Plantation

I have just come from a wonderful talk and book signing by Kristy Woodsen Harvey, author of Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love (Berkley/Penguin Random House), and Slightly South of Simple (Gallery/Simon & Schuster). Her talk tonight was the second-to-last event of her Slightly South of Simple 30-day book tour. I was really excited to hear Kristy speak because I… Continue reading Kristy Woodson Harvey at Reynolds Plantation

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Starr Carter is a sixteen-year-old girl, born and raised in a poverty-stricken city neighbourhood where rival gangs rule the streets. In an attempt to keep their children safe, Starr's parents send her and her two brothers to a predatory school in suburbia. She has learned to live as two versions of herself, adapting to the… Continue reading The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

Harper Lee is known for her Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird. First published in 1960, the novel has become a classic of American literature and is now a fundamental book in many high school curriculums. Go Set a Watchman was only discovered in Lee's safety deposit box in 2015. It was originally thought to be a second… Continue reading Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the 8th installment in the Harry Potter story, set 19 years after the battle of Hogwarts. The book is the Official Script of the Westend play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'. 19 years after The Battle of Hogwarts, Harry Potter is the Head of Magical Law Enforcement and has three children… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne