The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

A broken marriage, recovering health, and writer’s block. Emily has known better days. When her best friend of decades, Chess, coaxes her to take a vacation to Italy with her, Emily gives in. Villa Aestas has a dark history and is also the inspiration for one of the best horror novels written. As Emily’s interestContinue reading “The Villa by Rachel Hawkins”

Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuck

In Crush It, Gary Vaynerchuck evangelises the opportunities that the digital age brings, allowing people to turn their passion into a source of income. This nonfiction book closely assesses various social media platforms and captures the myriad ways in which the career landscape has changed with the turn of the century. Anyone who has everContinue reading “Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuck”

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

Freelance editor, Mouse agrees to clean out her grandmother’s house at her father’s request. Located in an isolated town in North Carolina, the house is a hoarder’s heaven full of boxes of trinkets, shelves of creepy dolls, and old newspapers. When Mouse finds her stepgrandfather’s journal entries hinting at strange beings holed up in theContinue reading “The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher”

Networking for People Who Hate Networking by Devora Zack

A personal development book that explores how introverts can make the most of their innate characteristics to navigate their networks, Networking for People Who Hate Networking features situational examples and theories that unpack the key strengths introverts can channel for a better professional life. This was a quick read. The author’s writing style is encouragingContinue reading “Networking for People Who Hate Networking by Devora Zack”

The Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield

Margaret Lea works at her father’s antiquarian bookshop. When she receives a letter from famous author Vida Winters, inviting her to write the author’s biography, Margaret is drawn by the mystery of it all. In unravelling the author’s story, Margaret comes face to face with a truth that has been lurking in her periphery allContinue reading “The Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield”