Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman

I chose the book ‘Domestic Violets’ by Matthew Norman, for April’s reading for the Recycled Book Reading Challenge.

I have to say that I just could not put this book down. Published in 2011, it is relatively new (as recycled books go) and it was a smooth read because it really reflected many of the challenges and feelings we face in our modern day lives.

This book is fiction book, mainly about a much celebrated writer of fiction books and his son, also an aspiring writer. The challenges of growing up, working in massive corporations where tasks and knowledge are so divided that employees just feel like mindless drones. The daily life of marriage, temptation, children and the drive to accomplish our true goals. Life does get in the way and this book is a shining example.

I did some instagramming and I see that Matthew Norman (instagram: Thenormannation ) has another book from this year -‘We’re all Damaged’. I’m going to keep an eye out for it. If its as good as this one, it will be well worth the time spent reading it! Also, if you’re interested, you can find his blogspot blog here.

I am very pleasantly surprised and really excited about how many great fellow bloggers have chosen to join this challenge! Thank you! I hope that many more of you will continue to join in to dust off an old book on the shelf to read and review monthly πŸ™‚

Enjoy your reading!


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7 thoughts on “Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman”

  1. I just came across this and would love to join in. I have a ton of books that I bought from a charity shop, collected from a free library shelf at the railway station and have inherited from friends. I have recently started to read more again so this challenge will be a good one. I have just finished book a couple of weeks ago so I may go back and review that now if I did take a photo of it. If not I will choose one for this month.

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    1. Hi Cheri and welcome! It would be super to have you join the challenge πŸ™‚ I hope you took that picture πŸ˜‰ Please let us know what you’re reading, I look forward to reading your review posts!


    1. I read it πŸ™‚ I too have Sophie Kinsella sitting on the shelf, just waiting for a good read-through. Good review! Last months, ‘The Edible Woman’ was a good one. I mostly enjoyed reading a bit of old school porto-feminism (so very much different than feminism is today).


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