Penguin Book Reviews

Penguin Book Reviews

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The Really Cool Thing team are avid penguin enthusiasts. That includes the little penguin chicks and of course, Penguin book reviews. With this in mind, we’ve pulled several book reviews from some of our favourite Penguin books. Hopefully it’ll inspire you to pick one of them up and enjoy some literary genius.

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The Penguin Book of Puzzles by Dr Gareth Moore

The Penguin Book of Puzzles by Gareth Moore

“It’s a substantial book well printed on quality paper. A good buy if you want to try all sorts of old-fashioned puzzles from earlier times, and a very few from recent times. ‘Author credits’ at the end list the seven original books, including four by Henry Dudeney, that most of these puzzles first appeared in, published from 1857 onwards. If you have other puzzles books that have recycled old material, deja vu is inevitable.”

The Penguin Classics Book by Henry Eliot

The Penguin Classics Book by Henry Eliot

“A wonderful book. Packed full with information from ancient text through to the Great War.
The Penguin Classic is so established, reliable and authoritive. The history of Penguin is fascinating, so vast and all encompassing. I remember as a child thinking my puffin books were “baby penguins”. One day I would read Penguins.
I have – plays, poetry and modern classics to name a few.
It explores the Penguin editions of texts from around the world at different stages of development.
It’s a captivating read. So much history. You will love it.”

Becoming
by Michelle Obama

“Let me start by saying this is a book that is difficult to resist, it pulled me in, the writing is sublime. Michelle Obama has a way with words, this is one of the most fascinating and informative books I have read this year
There is a great deal to admire about Michelle Obama. A young woman brought up on the other side of the tracks in Chicago, went to Princeton and then Harvard for her law degree, and became the First Lady Of The United States. Some of her success was due to luck, but most is due to her intelligence and her hard work. As a woman and a black woman, she had to work three times as hard as a man, and she proved her worth.”

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

I Owe You One
by Sophie Kinsella

“Read in record time and jumped tbr pile, I am totally in love with Seb. At first I thought it was going to be an annoying book, but it is so cleverly written you are quickly drawn in to feel you know each of the characters and I kind of picture them in my head.
I was so pleased it finished how I was hoping, definitely shouting in my head when there was a u turn for a while. The only thing I felt is I wanted more, after the nice ending I just wanted a little bit more of the perfect 2.”

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