Bethan Palmer

5 Ways to Read More

5 Ways to Read More Read Books You Like Pick books that you’ll enjoy. It’s all too easy to feel pressure to read the “next big thing” or that novel that your friend from work loved. Find out what types of books you enjoy reading; and before you buy look…

Top 5 Healthy Eating Recipe Books

Top Five Healthy Recipe Books Eating healthily should be a priority for everyone; however, often the whole thing seems complicated or even boring. A good healthy recipe book or two will show you that healthy eating can be easy and fun. Here are my top five suggestions:  Plenty More by…

Top 5 book picks for Summer Holiday reading

Top 5 book picks for Summer Holiday reading! Not Working by Lisa Owens When Claire Flannery leaves her unsatisfying job to seek her true vocation she quickly realises just how daunting that task actually is. She quickly becomes distracted and falls into a routine of competitions, disrupting friends’ dinner parties…

Book to movie releases

Chicks Picks • Book to Movie releases   Whisky Tango Foxtrot (The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker) Release Date – 22 April 2016 Former Chicago Tribune reporter, Kim Barker’s 2011 wartime memoir entitled “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan” depicts her experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan and…

Chicks Picks • Five Novels to Read in 2016

Chicks Picks • Five Novels to Read in 2016    The Expatriates by Janice Y K Lee Publisher – Little Brown UK Publication Date – 12 Jan 2016   The Expatriates follows three very different American women living in a small expat community in Hong Kong. There’s Mercy, 20-something Columbia…

Chicks Picks – Top 5 Books for Toddlers

Top Five Chicks Pick Books for Toddlers Books can teach toddlers about words, sentence structure and help them to better understand different concepts. That’s why it is so important to read with little ones. However, choosing from what’s available can be pretty daunting. Here are five books I would recommend…

Author Spotlight – Kate Morton

Author Spotlight – Kate Morton Australian author Kate Morton is one of my favourites, and with her newest book The Lakehouse just hitting the shelves, I thought it the perfect time to introduce you to her work. Morton has enjoyed international success with her novels, and it’s no wonder why….

The Truth According to Us • Book Review

Chick’s Picks – Books The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows Published June 2015 Drawing inspiration from her aunt’s home state of West Virginia, Annie Barrows (a noted children’s author best known for The Ivy & Bean series) has written her first adult fiction novel.  You may also recognise…

Late Summer Reading

Late Summer Reading Recommendations Chicks Page Turners: Top 5   For many summer is the season to read for pleasure. With some preferring a light read reminiscent of sun, sea and sand, and others preferring something a little more challenging that they’ve been meaning to get to. Personally, I find…