Book Blogger Hop – What was the first book you read this year?

Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! Hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer this week the prompt is:

What was the first book you read this year? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

My reading has taken a bit of a hit the last month or so, so I haven’t actually finished a book yet this year. I am however concentrating on trying to get my Blog Tour book Fallen Butterfly by Anna Nicholas (click for link to Goodreads) read:

Book Description From Goodreads:

“FALLEN BUTTERFLY is the third instalment in a gripping Mallorca-based crime series from Anna Nicholas, the most prolific British author writing about the island today.

The new book again features local protagonist, 33-year-old Isabel Flores Montserrat, an eccentric, fearless, lateral-thinking sleuth who has a pet ferret named Furó, and is addicted to sunflower seeds and Chupa Chups lollypops.

Unlike many female leads in popular crime fiction today, the Mallorcan former detective inspector is happy and balanced with few hang-ups. She loves her family and mountain community in the Soller valley, her pampered hens and her day job as a holiday rentals agent. Isabel believes in living for the moment and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Having turned her back on her old life as a policewoman in Barcelona, Madrid and Palma to run her widowed mother’s ailing mountain rentals agency in the Soller valley, Isabel finds herself being drawn back into detective work by her close friend and former boss, police chief Tolo Cabot. Having already assisted him with a cluster of puzzling island crimes, she is called upon again when Sebi Vives, the local transport minister, is found floating in the sea near Muro. He had increasingly infuriated local environmentalists, having approved a scheme to run a motorway through S’Albufera Natural Park that would destroy the natural fauna and flora and the habitat of thousands of birds. Environmentalists are blamed for the murder but Isabel Flores believes there is more to Sebi Vives’s death.

Meanwhile, close to her own mountain village, Sant Martí, foreign hikers are being misdirected by false cairns and signs in the Tramuntana hills, causing many to fall. Mischief is at work but who is to blame? Is it environmentalists or is something far more sinister at play?”

What was your first book of 2023?

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15 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop – What was the first book you read this year?

  1. KymPossible

    That sounds like a really interesting book! I just finished my first of the year today – and only because I had started it quite some time ago, so I could really skim the first part quickly to refresh my memory. Happy reading!

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    1. Emily Jane Post author

      Haha thats ok though. When I get a large book it can take me a month or so (so as you can imagine I don’t read many of those as I keep getting distracted by Blog Tour books that have deadlines!!)

      Happy reading to you too 🙂


    1. Emily Jane Post author

      I try to do my posts in advance, but have recently not been able to do that. I need to get back into doing that!

      That’s ok. Have a great weekend too 🙂


    1. Emily Jane Post author

      That sounds interesting. I am really enjoying it and will have to remember that it is a series and read the others!! The main character is great and I love the description of the places that she goes and the types of food that she eats!


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