The Reading Light Is On #bookblogger Lorraine Rugman ‪@ReviewCafe ‬

Really honoured to have book blogger Lorraine Rugman from The Book Review Cafe here for The Reading Light Is On… feature on my blog.

Over to Lorraine

What a task Caryl has set me, “choose five favourite books” she said, now anyone who reads books know’s this is an impossible task,  it’s like asking someone to chose their favourite child so after much to-ing and fro-ing and cursing I’ve narrowed it down

The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza 

I’m a huge fan of this author as anyone who follows my blog will know by now. I absolutely love the Erika Foster series, each book has been so different but a worthy addition to the series. The Girl In The Ice has a special place in my heart though, as a quote from my review is on the Spanish cover, which made of course my day, scrap that my year! 

A Suitable Lie by Michael J Malone

One of my favourite books ever, it’s both profound and insightful and brings a very little talked about subject into the open. I don’t feel comfortable saying I enjoyed this book considering the subject matter, what I will say is it’s beautifully written, heartbreaking and very realistic.

Block 46 by Johana Gustawasson

Another book that I often think about long after I finished it, nothing could have prepared me for Block 46 by  if you are looking for a unique, nail biting and gripping tale look no further than this book, it’s going to sound cliched but it literally left me speechless (not an easy task let me tell you!).

Anne Franks Diary 

I read this book when I was a child many moons ago and it’s one that I could read time and time again. When I first read it I didn’t fully understand the extent of how great this book was. One girl’s diary became a voice for hundred of thousands of Jewish people during the time of the holocaust. It’s an important story and one we should never forget one of the most thought provoking books I have ever read. 

Go Ask Alice Anonymous 

I read this many years ago as a young teenager, Go Ask Alice is about a teenage girl who gets addicted to drugs and her downward spiral. It is written in the form of her diary, it’s not an easy read but it’s one that has haunted me and stayed with me ever since. I read recently this book wasn’t written by a teenager at all and it’s a complete work of fiction, never the less it’s a book that’s firmly planted in my memory. 

5 books I’m planning to read next 

Give Me The Child by Mel McGrath

The Facts Of The Body by Alexandria Mariano-Lasnevich

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben 

Blood Daughter by Dreda Say Mitchell

Although I’m so indesive this could change. 


Hi my name is Lorraine and I love reading and always have a book or my kindle in my hand, and more often than not a cup of good coffee. I especially enjoy reading Crime and psychological thrillers and these are the books I mostly review on my blog.

I work full time so my life is pretty hectic, but I always find time to read and review books, although I do get frustrated that I am unable to read as much as I would like. My dream job would be reading and reviewing books from home with a cup of coffee in my hand (not sure if such a job exists, but I did say dream job!)



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Thanks Lorraine, it’s been fun having you and you’ve made some interesting choices of books. Some I’ve read but others I’ll definitely check out.

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