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My Book Of The Week – Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Welcome to my Book Of The Week post! Each week I will highlight one of the books that I am currently reading and use that book to participate in blog memes such as First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, Thursday Quotables, First Line Friday and Friday 56.

This week I have chosen Book Lovers by Emily Henry (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

An insightful, delightful new novel from the number-one New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.

One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming….

Nora Stephens’ life is books – she’s read them all – and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away – with visions of a small-town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again – in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow – what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.”

This book was published on 3 and 12 May and has been all over Instagram. I couldn’t wait to get a copy and this week I will be making a start on it!

Feel free to read my book of the week alongside me and to add links to your posts in my comments box!

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Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – Tinker, Tailor, Schoolmum, Spy by Faye Brann

Welcome to the new home of Goodreads Monday! I have taken over the role of host from Lauren’s Page Turners who no longer blogs about books.

Goodreads Monday allows you to post about what books are on your “to read” lists, the progress you have made on your current books and reading challenge, and any other Goodreads news!

✨Don’t forget to add your link in the comments section so that we can all see each other’s posts!✨

The book that I have chosen from my Goodreads list this week is:

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Winner of the 2020 Comedy Women in Print Prize
Vicky Turnbull has never regretted giving up her career for family life in the suburbs. And apart from being outstandingly good at paintball, no one would ever know that in a past life she was an undercover spy and has been trained to kill a man with her bare hands. Not even her husband, and certainly not the other mums at the school gate.

But beneath the school runs and bake sales, Vicky had never quite said goodbye to the past. So, when a newcomer on the PTA sets alarms bells ringing and MI5 comes calling, she’s determined to prove that despite her expanding waistline and love of pink gin, she’s still every bit the cold-eyed special operative.

When the assignment gets uncomfortably close to home, Vicky must decide if she has got what the job takes after all, and if home is really where her heart is…”

I have had this book on my Goodreads list for a while and finally for my birthday I managed to get a copy on my Kindle. Hopefully I will be able to make a start on it fairly soon, but there is quite a long list!

Have you read it? What did you think?

Currently Reading Progress:

Book Lovers by Emily Henry 6% read

Monty and the Monster by Rhonda Smiley 5% read

Melmoth by Sarah Perry 15% read

Progress on my reading challenge:

I have read 41/97 books!

What book is on your Goodreads list? How is your reading progress and challenge going?

Don’t forget to add your link in the comments so that we can all see each others posts!

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #goodreads #readingchallenge #goodreadsmonday #spynovel

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Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Welcome to the new home of Goodreads Monday! I have taken over the role of host from Lauren’s Page Turners who no longer blogs about books.

Goodreads Monday allows you to post about what books are on your “to read” lists, the progress you have made on your current books and reading challenge, and any other Goodreads news!

✨Don’t forget to add your link in the comments section so that we can all see each other’s posts!✨

The book that I have chosen from my Goodreads list this week is:

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.”

Currently Reading Progress:

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It 75% read

Spring in Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin 78% read

The Attic Child by Lola Jaye 20% read

Twelve Days In May by Niamh Hargan 51% read

Progress on my reading challenge:

I have read 37/97 books!

What book is on your list? How is your reading progress and challenge going?

Don’t forget to add your link in the comments so that we can all see each others posts!

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #goodreads #readingchallenge #goodreadsmonday #romance #mystery

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Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk – #mystery

Welcome to the new home of Goodreads Monday! I have taken over the role of host from Lauren’s Page Turners who no longer blogs about books.

Goodreads Monday allows you to post about what books are on your “to read” lists, the progress you have made on your current books and reading challenge, and any other Goodreads news!

✨Don’t forget to add your link in the comments section so that we can all see each other’s posts!✨

The book that I have chosen from my Goodreads list this week is:

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“What holds more secrets in the library: the ancient books shelved in the stacks or the people who preserve them?

Liesl Weiss has been (mostly) happy working in the rare books department of a large university, managing details and working behind the scenes to make the head of the department look good. But when her boss has a stroke and she’s left to run things, she discovers that the library’s most prized manuscript is missing.

Liesl tries to sound the alarm and inform the police about the missing priceless book but is told repeatedly to keep quiet to keep the doors open and the donors happy. But then a librarian goes missing as well. Liesl must investigate both disappearances, unspooling her colleagues’ pasts like the threads of a rare book binding as it becomes clear that someone in the department must be responsible for the theft. What Liesl discovers about the dusty manuscripts she has worked among for so long—and about the people who preserve and revere them—shakes the very foundation on which she has built her life.”

I have this one on order as a birthday present (according to my sister!). I saw this on Instagram a month ago and have wanted it ever since!

Currently Reading Progress

Spring in Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin 48% read

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano 50% read

Behind The Olive Trees by Francesca Catlow 70% read

Twelve Days In May by Niamh Hargan 1% read

Progress on my Reading Challenge

I have read 36/97 books!

What book is on your list? How is your reading progress and challenge going?

Don’t forget to add your link in the comments so that we can all see each others posts!

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #goodreads #readingchallenge #goodreadsmonday #mystery

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Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – The Liar by Steve Cavanagh -#thriller

Welcome to the new home of Goodreads Monday! I have taken over the role of host from Lauren’s Page Turners who no longer blogs about books.

Goodreads Monday allows you to post about what books are on your “to read” lists, the progress you have made on your current books and reading challenge, and any other Goodreads news!

✨Don’t forget to add your link in the comments section so that we can all see each other’s posts!✨

The book that I have chosen from my Goodreads list this week is:

The Liar by Steve Cavanagh

Book Description From Goodreads:

IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE…

WHO IS DEADLIER …
Leonard Howell’s worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. Not content with relying on the cops, Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back.

… THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH …
Eddie Flynn knows what it’s like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld.

… OR THE ONE WHO BELIEVES A LIE?
However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realizes that the rules of game have changed — and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth…?”

Currently Reading Progress

Spring in Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin 7% read

Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey 83% read

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano 46% read

Progress on my Reading Challenge

I have read 34/97 books!

What book is on your list? How is your reading progress and challenge going?

Don’t forget to add your link in the comments so that we can all see each others posts!

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #goodreads #readingchallenge #goodreadsmonday #thriller #romance #mystery

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Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – Four Aunties And A Wedding by Jesse Q Sutanto – #romance

Welcome to the new home of Goodreads Monday! I have taken over the role of host from Lauren’s Page Turners who no longer blogs about books.

Goodreads Monday allows you to post about what books are on your “to read” lists, the progress you have made on your current books and reading challenge, and any other Goodreads news!

✨Don’t forget to add your link in the comments section so that we can all see each other’s posts!✨

The book that I have chosen from my Goodreads list this week is:

Four Aunties And A Wedding by Jesse Q Sutanto

Book Description From Goodreads:

“It’s supposed to be the perfect day…
After getting away with literal murder, Meddy can’t wait to settle down and marry the love of her life, Nathan. She’s found the dress, got the dream venue at Christ Church College, Oxford, plus having a destination wedding comes with the added bonus of not having to invite her very large extended family.

…But is it even a wedding if nobody gets killed?
Although when her meddling aunties get involved, Meddy knows her wedding is going to be anything but quiet. Even though there’s no dead body hidden in the freezer this time, for better or worse, it’s certainly going to be a day she’s never going to forget…”

Currently Reading Progress

The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen 30% read

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano 12% read

Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey 10% read

Progress on my Reading Challenge

I have read 32/97 books!

What book is on your list? How is your reading progress and challenge going?

Don’t forget to add your link in the comments so that we can all see each others posts!

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #goodreads #readingchallenge #goodreadsmonday

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Goodreads Monday

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Welcome to the new home of Goodreads Monday! I have taken over the role of host from Lauren’s Page Turners who no longer blogs about books.

Goodreads Monday allows you to post about what books are on your “to read” lists, the progress you have made on your current books and reading challenge, and any other Goodreads news!

✨Feel free to add your link in the comments section so that we can all see each other’s posts!✨

The book that I have chosen from my Goodreads list this week is:

Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

Book Description From Goodreads:

“An original addition to the beloved Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Lost in a Book follows the lonely, bookish Belle as she finds an enchanted book in the Beast’s library called Nevermore that carries her into a glittering new world. There, Belle is befriended by a mysterious countess who offers her the life she’s always dreamed of.

But Nevermore is not what it seems, and the more time Belle spends there, the harder it is to leave. Good stories take hold of us and never let us go, and once Belle becomes lost in this book, she may never find her way out again.”

I got this book a couple of years ago and really want to make some time to read it this year!

Currently Reading Progress

The Postmistress of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton 12% read

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli 36% read

Progress on my Reading Challenge

I have read 2/97 books!

What book is on your list? How is your reading progress and challenge going?

Feel free to add your link in the comments so that we can all see each others posts!

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #goodreadsmonday

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Goodreads Monday

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Welcome to the new home of Goodreads Monday! I have taken over the role of host from Lauren’s Page Turners who no longer blogs about books.

Goodreads Monday allows you to post about what books are on your “to read” lists, the progress you have made on your current books and reading challenge, and any other Goodreads news!

✨Feel free to add your link in the comments section so that we can all see each other’s posts!✨

The book that I have chosen from my Goodreads “to read” list this week is:

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state candidate – as long as he’s behind the scenes. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.

Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is cancelled, her parents are separating and now her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing – with some awkward guy she hardly knows …

Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer – and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely.”

I will be honest in that I came across this book when I was looking for a book that began with “y” in the title so that I could start to spell my name in books! After reading the blurb I was taken in and it has been waiting on my Goodreads to read list!

Currently Reading Progress

Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair by Heidi Swain 50% read

The Christmas Bookshopby Jenny Colgan 12% read

Progress on my Reading Challenge

For 2022 I have set my reading challenge at 97 books – one more book than last year! I didn’t want to be too ambitious, as you never know what is going to happen to interrupt the reading time!

What book is on your list? How is your reading progress and challenge going?

Feel free to add your link in the comments so that we can all see each others posts!

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #goodreadsmonday

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Goodreads Monday

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Welcome to the new home of Goodreads Monday! I have taken over the role of host from Lauren’s Page Turners who no longer blogs about books.

Goodreads Monday allows you to post about what books are on your “to read” lists, the progress you have made on your current books and reading challenge, and any other Goodreads news!

✨Feel free to add your link in the comments section so that we can all see each other’s posts!✨

The book that I have chosen from my Goodreads “to read” list this week is:

The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

Book Description From Goodreads:

“By turns thrilling, dramatic and inspiring, this is the story of Jane Austen’s life as you’ve never heard it before.

It is 1809 and Fanny and Anna have just been launched on to the ruthless Regency marriage market by Fanny’s mother (think Mrs Bennet). But luckily their mysteriously wealthy Aunt Jane is there to guide them and help them make better choices – i.e. don’t get married at all!

Jane plays detective to help them rescue a falsely accused friend from being transported to Australia, while Anna impetuously makes and breaks an engagement. Fanny is forced to leave the marriage market when her mother dies and she has to look after ten siblings. She learns the secret of Jane’s wealth and self-possession (she is, of course, a writer) and decides to follow in her footsteps.”

I love anything Jane Austen and was quite intrigued when I saw this book. I am interested to see how this book integrates Jane Austen and her works. It is available at the library so hopefully next year I will get the chance to give it a read!

Currently Reading Progress

A Gift from the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson 44% read

Progress on my Reading Challenge

95/96 books read – so nearly there!

What book is on your list? How is your reading progress and challenge going?

Feel free to add your link in the comments so that we can all see each others posts!

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #goodreadsmonday

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Goodreads Monday

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Welcome to the new home of Goodreads Monday! I have taken over the role of host from Lauren’s Page Turners who no longer blogs about books.

Goodreads Monday allows you to post about what books are on your “to read” lists, the progress you have made on your current books and reading challenge, and any other Goodreads news!

✨Feel free to add your link in the comments section so that we can all see each other’s posts!✨

The book that I have chosen from my Goodreads “to read” list this week is:

On a night like this by Lindsey Kelk

Book Description From Goodreads:

“When Fran Cooper accepts a mysterious temporary job as a PA to a celebrity, she is swept off her feet overnight. Working with internationally famous singer Juliette, Fran is the person charged with getting Juliette to the Crystal Ball, the glittering event when the world’s rich and famous gather on Panarea, a beautiful Mediterranean island, for a night like no other.

What Fran doesn’t know is that on this one night, everything will change for her too – that instead of standing on the sidelines, she’ll be putting on the most beautiful dress she’s ever seen and having the most unforgettable night of her life…”

I have chosen this book because I had seen it around and than narrowly missed out on being on the Blog Tour for it. I have seen that there is a copy at the library so hopefully next year I will get the chance to read it!

Currently Reading Progress

Kill Me Goodbye by AK Reynolds 36% read

Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan 23% read

Progress on my Reading Challenge

92/96 books read

What book is on your list? How is your reading progress and challenge going?

Feel free to add your link in the comments so that we can all see each others posts!

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #goodreadsmonday

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