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A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman |Book Review

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I was first introduced to the grump that is Ove by my aunty who’s a librarian and has dedicated most of her working life to encouraging teenagers and young adults to read more books. I hadn’t heard of A Man Called Ove before, nor the author and columnist Fredrik Backman; both had completely bypassed my radar when the novel was first published back in 2012. I picked it up in my *ahem* early 30s and I wasn’t disappointed with the recommendation.

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Becoming – Michelle Obama | Book Review

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Reading autobiographies

When it comes to autobiographies I tend to go for the ones that allow me to experience life vicariously through the author’s experiences. This usually leads me down the path of rock stars or footballers. Their hedonistic tales are ones that seem so out of this realm that they’re on the verge of fiction. The ones that are as far removed from the 9-5 rat race, the better.

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Twisted – Steve Cavanagh | Book Review

A bit about me

Hi, I am Becky and I work at WoB HQ in the marketing team. I love to read crime and thriller fiction as I love to keep guessing until the very end. Many find most thriller fiction predictable and some of it is (yet this doesn’t detract from it being a favourite genre for me). I have the perfect book just for you that will have you guessing until the last page.

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