Retro Reads:

Be transported to a time before the mobile phone, where aerobics dancing and rubik’s cubes were all the rage.

Dracula – by Bram Stoker

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary I am not sure that Bram Stoker would be mightily impressed with the modern incarnations of his hellish monster. The vampires today seem to devote much more of their time to pouting and preening than sating their unquenchable thirst for blood and murder. Though Stoker cannot be credited with […]

The Great Gatsby – By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” Think of beautiful long hazy days, lounging on freshly cut green grass, think of serene women in long floating gowns and well-respected men in starched white linen suits, […]

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas – By Agatha Christie

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Curl up this Christmas with a mince pie, steaming mug of mulled wine, your e-reader of choice and dive in to this baffling whodunit. Arguably literature’s finest sleuth, the idiosyncratic Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is a treasured gem of the murder mystery genre. In this Christmas special he assists […]

A Woman of Substance – Barbara Taylor Bradford

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “Success is the best revenge” You said it sister! Emma Harte, our lead protagonist, explodes out of my ipod with pragmatic defiance. Though sweet in temperament and kind in nature, she is definitely not a woman to be crossed with. Emma didn’t have the luckiest start to life: born […]

Death Comes AsThe End – By Agatha Christie

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Before I can talk about this book I have to make a confession … I had never read an Agatha Christie book before. The shame of it! Her books have always been on my ‘to read’ list but I’ve never gotten round to actually reading one.  So you can imagine […]

Larry’s Party – By Carol Shields

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This is a deceptively simple book. Just one guy’s life. When you meet Larry he is luxuriating in a rather new ‘find’, a Harris Tweed jacket to end all Harris Tweed jackets. Larry does own one, but not this one. That means someone else will no doubt notice upon […]

High Rise – By J.G. Ballard

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.” From the very first line of this bizarrely dystopian novel it is clear Ballard is out to […]

Tell Me Your Dreams – By Sidney Sheldon

Posted by Kieran: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This psychological thriller kept me poised on the edge of my seat, turning the pages frantically, while I grappled to solve the mystery that lies at its core. From acclaimed author, Sidney Sheldon, Tell Me Your Dreams is a crime novel with a twist like no other. The story […]