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The Girl You Left Behind – Jojo Moyes

"Chastity: I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed? Bianca: I think you can in Europe" - 10 Things I Hate About You It's exciting...

Human Traces – Sebastian Faulks

"Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. 'Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it's done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all'."...

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

"I don't know about doing a sequel. I think you can retroactively damage a product by adding to it." - Simon Pegg I got very excited a few weeks ago. A girl at work has...

I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith

"When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it - or rather, it is like living...

Shotgun Lovesongs – Nickolas Butler

"Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me." ― Anatole France A friend of mine set herself the...

Tully – Paullinna Simons

“Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.” Charlotte Bronte Book recommendations are perhaps the epitome of subjectivity.  Depending on who is doing the recommending, I reserve my...

Crash – JG Ballard

"Perhaps the most distubing book you will ever read" Well, there is another rather sick piece of fiction that I have read previously (The Fermata) but I think this one edges it.  JG Ballard's Crash was a bizarre...

The Lollipop Shoes – Joanne Harris

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” Desiderius Erasmus I can identify with this quote rather too well.  I can't say that...

The Plan

I'd love to take off for a year with all the books which are sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I have in excess of 100 books gathering dust, paper yellowing and...

About Me

Sarah Smit
Live in Kent, London and Amsterdam, trying to read when on the move between the three and whenever else I can in between. Just love books.