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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!

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Mothers

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Mothers. As I have already done a post about mother figure characters (in the UK Mother’s Day is in March) I have decided to simply spell the word mother using books that I have read:

M = The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

O = Origin by Dan Brown

T = Turkish Delight by Barry Faulkner

H = Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

E = Emma by Jane Austen

R = The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen

Enjoy!

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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!

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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 Top 5 Wednesday

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is swoon worthy books. For this I will look at my top 4 rom coms of 2022 so far and 1 from December 2021 (because I don’t read enough swoon worthy rom coms to make 5 from 2022!):

Book Review – It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Book Review – The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin

Book Review – Pippa’s Cornish Dream by Debbie Johnson

Book Review – The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Book Review – A Gift From The Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

As you can see I have had to go back to last year because I just don’t read that many rom coms. I am more of a mystery/thriller girl, however I have started to get more into rom com (as sometimes you need a bit of light relief from all the darkness that a thriller and murder mystery contain!) and will hopefully be able to explore this genre more throughout this year.

What books would be on your list?

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Goodreads Monday – Death On The Nile by Agatha Christie

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:

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Book Description From Goodreads:

“The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything…until she lost her life.

Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.” Yet in this exotic setting nothing is ever quite what it seems.

I have had a collection of Agatha Christie’s books on my shelf for a while. I have chosen to highlight this one as there is a new Netflix version of it. I like to read the book before seeing the TV/Film adaptations so we shall see if I get a chance to in the near future!

Currently Reading Progress

Date with Betrayal by Julia Chapman 50% read

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas 65% read

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano 10% read

Progress on my Reading Challenge

I have read 28/97 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!

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Goodreads Monday

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 one that I have recently added:

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

Book Description From Goodreads:

“When Lux McAllister and her boyfriend, Nico, are hired to sail two women to a remote island in the South Pacific, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Stuck in a dead-end job in Hawaii, and longing to travel the world after a family tragedy, Lux is eager to climb on board The Susannah and set out on an adventure. She’s also quick to bond with their passengers, college best friends Brittany and Amma. The two women say they want to travel off the beaten path. But like Lux, they may have other reasons to be seeking an escape.

Shimmering on the horizon after days at sea, Meroe Island is every bit the paradise the foursome expects, despite a mysterious history of shipwrecks, cannibalism, and even rumors of murder. But what they don’t expect is to discover another boat already anchored off Meroe’s sandy beaches. The owners of the Azure Sky, Jake and Eliza, are a true golden couple: gorgeous, laidback, and if their sleek catamaran and well-stocked bar are any indication, rich. Now a party of six, the new friends settle in to experience life on an exotic island, and the serenity of being completely off the grid. Lux hasn’t felt like she truly belonged anywhere in years, yet here on Meroe, with these fellow free spirits, she finally has a sense of peace.

But with the arrival of a skeevy stranger sailing alone in pursuit of a darker kind of good time, the balance of the group is disrupted. Soon, cracks begin to emerge: it seems that Brittany and Amma haven’t been completely honest with Lux about their pasts––and perhaps not even with each other. And though Jake and Eliza seem like the perfect pair, the rocky history of their relationship begins to resurface, and their reasons for sailing to Meroe might not be as innocent as they first appeared.

When it becomes clear that the group is even more cut off from civilization than they initially thought, it starts to feel like the island itself is closing in on them. And when one person goes missing, and another turns up dead, Lux begins to wonder if any of them are going to make it off the island alive.”

I have been seeing this book all over Instagram and as it is available at the library (with a bit of a wait on it), I hope to be able to read this at some point in the near future!

Currently Reading Progress

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano 6% read

Shadow Flicker by Gregory Bastianelli 47% read

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn 25% read

Progress on my Reading Challenge

I have read 26/97 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 Top 5 Wednesday

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Mental Health:

“Mental health and the importance of it is increasingly a topic that is being discussed in fiction. In honor of World Bipolar Day, what are some books that touch on or center around the importance of mental health (or show the need for good mental health in light of decisions characters make)?”

This is a challenge for me as I am not sure that I read a lot of books that cover this, however I have managed to compile this list (with a couple of Christmas books I am afraid!):

Book Review – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be very profound. It deals with death and touches on suicide on the main character’s journey to finding her truth.

Book Review – A Gift From The Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

This is lovely book that promotes love and support for someone who has had to deal with difficult circumstances in her life and as a result doesn’t trust anyone but herself.

Book Review – Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

This is a supportive book to someone who has difficulty at Christmas. She has a loving family, but this hinders rather than helps her. It is not until the Cafe and the surrounding village take her under their wing that she starts to flourish.

Book Review – Chill Out and Cheer Up by Grace Grossmann

This is a ten step guide self help book. It is well written and makes a lot of sense. It is well set out and doesn’t feel like it is preaching to you.

Book Review – Rise and Thrive by Lisa Blackshaw – Available from 2 November 2021

This is a lovely one sitting book full of inspiration quotes. I enjoyed reading this.

What books would be on your list?

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Goodreads Monday

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:

BEFORE YOU READ THIS BOOK
I WANT YOU TO KNOW THREE THINGS:

1. The police are looking to charge me with murder.
2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it.
3. If you think you’ve found me. I’m coming for you next.

After you’ve read this book, you’ll know: the truth is far more twisted…

I received this book for Christmas and am looking forward to reading it, hopefully sometime soon!

Currently Reading Progress

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley 56% read

The Better Brother by Simon Gravatt 99% read

It Happend One Summer by Tessa Bailey 62% read

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn 24% read

Progress on my Reading Challenge

I have read 23/97 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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