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Wednesday Night Reading

Happy Hump Day! It’s been a fairly hot and muggy day today (by UK standards) so I’ve not been best pleased, however it hasn’t been hot enough for me to not have a hot chocolate so that has cheered me up!

In terms of my reading I started off with Book Lovers by Emily Henry and have now reached page 100. I am still hopeful that it will get better and engage me more. It’s not a terrible book by any means, just that I am not instantly hooked.

I then moved on to Melmoth by Sarah Perry. Same with this one in that I’m not instantly hooked, but have high hopes that this will change as I get more into it. The style of writing confuses me, but I am enjoying the content.

I finished off the evening with my Blog Tour Book Monty and the Monster by Rhonda Smiley. I am enjoying this one. I have finally reached the half way point and am hopeful that I will get it done in the next few days.

I hope you all have a great Wednesday. Tomorrow is Time Travel Thursday and Thursday Quoteables!

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Monday Night Reading

I can’t believe that it is Monday again (or even that it is nearly the end of Monday for me!). Today has gone fairly quickly as usual and so whilst I didn’t have as much time as I sometimes get in the evening, I had a fair amount that enabled me to make progress in all three of my books.

I started off the evening with Book Lovers by Emily Henry. First thoughts are mixed. I’m not sure that it will be a 5 star book for me, but we shall see how it progresses.

Next I moved on to my library book, Melmoth by Sarah Perry. Again I am not sure what to make of this book. I can’t decide if I like the style of writing or not. I keep getting confused as to what is happening which is making it hard to want to carry on reading. I will however persist as there are some promising bits in it.

Lastly, I have finished off the evening with my next Blog Tour book Monty and the Monster by Rhonda Smiley. I like it. It is from the perspective of a young boy who finds making friends difficult. We shall see how it progresses.

I hope that everyone has a great Monday and I hope to see you tomorrow for Top Ten Tuesday and First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros!

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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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Sunday Night Reading

I can’t believe the weekend is over! Time just keeps flying by! I have had a couple of good reading nights, tonight was ok. I could always do with more time though!

This evening I finished reading The Attic Child by Lola Jaye (an amazing book which I highly recommend) and drafted my review ready to be finalised and posted on 17 May.

The rest of the evening was spent starting Book Lovers by Emily Henry and my next Blog Tour book Monty and the Monster by Rhonda Smiley. I have to say that I have high hopes for both of these books!

I hope that you have had a great weekend and here’s to next week!

Tomorrow it is Goodreads Monday and I will also be posting my book of the week. Feel free to join in with Goodreads Monday and leave your links in the comments section ☺️

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Book Review – Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano – #popularbooksof2022 #mystery

📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖

Finlay Donovan is killing it…except, she’s really not. A stressed-out single mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos: The new book she promised her literary agent isn’t written; her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her; and this morning she had to send her four-year-old to school with hair duct-taped to her head after an incident with scissors.

When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel with her agent over lunch, she’s mistaken for a contract killer and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet. She soon discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation.

💭THOUGHTS💭  

I kept seeing this book everywhere and finally I got a copy for Mother’s Day. I made a start on it pretty quickly, however Blog Tours and Library book deadlines kept my progress on it slow. As I mentioned throughout my reading updates and other posts, I did enjoy it despite the slow progress and it was something to look forward to reading a chapter of each evening. 

The writing was light and entertaining. I loved the family element which added the humour. I love a murder mystery/thriller, but sometimes you need something inbetween to lighten the mood. This book encompassed both the mystery and the chick lit. There were even some gruesome bits, which added that extra something to the story! I loved how cleverly the story worked out and all came together. It was very slick and nothing was overdone. 

The chapters weren’t overly long, which meant that there was a good steady pace to the book. There was a lot that seemed to happen in a relatively short amount of time which kept my interest. There was a good amount of suspense throughout the book and you were kept on the edge of your seat wondering what was going to happen next! 

The characters were brilliant. The story was from the main character’s perspective and you really felt for her at times. It was amazing how she managed to get caught up in it all. I also loved the support that Finlay (the main character) had from Vero. It made me feel that Finlay was someone worth risking things for and it was a great bond that they shared. 

Lastly the settings. These were very scantly described. It was very much on a need to know basis. This didn’t bother me in the slightest as the character conversations and actions were exciting enough and didn’t need anything else. 

Overall an excellent story that had everything you could possibly want from a mystery. I highly recommend and am looking forward to getting the next book! 

⭐Rated 5/5⭐

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Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week – Join in with me and add your links in the comments – #bookstagram #popularbooksof2022 #popularonsocialmedia

Welcome to my All Over Instagram post! I am always interested in seeing what other people are reading, so each week I will highlight the book/s/ author/s that have been catching my attention on Instagram.

This week, for only the second time since I started doing this post, there is a clear favourite. That book being Book Lovers by Emily Henry (click for link to Goodreads). There is still the odd post containing Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover and The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, but nothing like Book Lovers by Emily Henry! I have had to put Book Lovers on my Goodreads to read list!

Book Description From Goodreads:

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.”

What books/authors have caught your attention this week?

Add your links in the comments!

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Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this April – April Wrap Up

Welcome to my April Wrap Up of All Over Instagram. I thought that it would be nice to see all the popular books of Instagram in April in one place so here they are!

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (click for link to my review)

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (click for link to my review)

Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (click for link to Goodreads)

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (click for link to Goodreads)

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley (click for link to my review)

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan (click for link to Goodreads)

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (click for link to Goodreads)

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James (click for link to Goodreads)

One Of Us Is Dead by Jeneva Rose (click for link to Goodreads)

Happy reading! Let me know if there are any popular books on your Instagram feeds that I have missed this month!

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Reading Recommendations – April 2022 Reading List

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey ⭐ Rated 5/5⭐ ROMANCE

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley ⭐Rated 4.5/5⭐MYSTERY

Shadow Flicker by Gregory Bastianelli ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ MYSTERY/THRILLER

Welcome to your Life by Bethany Rutter ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ CHICK LIT/ROMANCE

Date with Betrayal by Julia Chapman ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ MYSTERY

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas ⭐ Rated 5/5⭐ ROMANCE

The Great Eggscape by Jory John ⭐ Rated 4/5⭐CHILDREN’S BOOK

The Clutch of Eggs by Debbie Young ⭐ Rated 4/5⭐SHORT STORY

The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen ⭐ Rated 4.5/5⭐MYSTERY/THRILLER

Meet the Grubblers by Sarah Louise ⭐ Rated 4/5⭐CHILDREN’S BOOK/FANTASY

Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ ROMANCE

Another great reading month with no book getting less than a 4 star rating. I am obviously very good at choosing books!

I hope that you have had a great reading month too! Here’s to May!

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Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week – #bookstagram #popularbooksof2022 #popularonsocialmedia

Welcome to my All Over Instagram post! I am always interested in seeing what other people are reading, so each week I will highlight the book/s/ author/s that have been catching my attention on Instagram.

The two most popular authors this week have been Collen Hoover (with Verity being sightly more popular this week) and Sarah J Maas (with A Court Of Thorns And Roses series).

Whilst there has been a nice mix of books, authors and genres, the three most popular books on Instagram this week have been:

One Of Us Is Dead by Jeneva Rose (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“The highly anticipated new thriller from the bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage.

Opulence. Sex. Betrayal … Sometimes friendship can be deadly.

Meet the women of Buckhead—a place of expensive cars, huge houses, and competitive friendships.

Shannon was once the queen bee of Buckhead. But she’s been unceremoniously dumped by Bryce, her politician husband. When Bryce replaces her with a much younger woman, Shannon sets out to take revenge …

Crystal has stepped into Shannon’s old shoes. A young, innocent Texan girl, she simply has no idea what she’s up against …

Olivia has waited years to take Shannon’s crown as the unofficial queen of Buckhead. Finally, her moment has come. But to take her rightful place, she will need to use every backstabbing, manipulative, underhand trick in the book …

Jenny owns Glow, the most exclusive salon in town. Jenny knows all her clients’ secrets and darkest desires. But will she ever tell?

Who amongst these women will be clever enough to survive Buckhead—and who will wind up dead? They say that friendships can be complex, but no one said it could ever be this deadly.”

My Book Review – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?

A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.”

My Book Review – The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Book Description From Goodreads:

“As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.

That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor–and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive’s career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding… six-pack abs.

Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.”

What books/authors have caught your attention this week?

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Time Travel Thursday

It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

This day in 2021 I was reading:

Book Review – Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (click for my book review) – CLASSIC

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Drawing heavily from personal experience, Anne Brontë wrote Agnes Grey in an effort to represent the many 19th Century women who worked as governesses and suffered daily abuse as a result of their position.

Having lost the family savings on risky investments, Richard Grey removes himself from family life and suffers a bout of depression. Feeling helpless and frustrated, his youngest daughter, Agnes, applies for a job as a governess to the children of a wealthy, upper-class, English family.

Ecstatic at the thought that she has finally gained control and freedom over her own life, Agnes arrives at the Bloomfield mansion armed with confidence and purpose. The cruelty with which the family treat her however, slowly but surely strips the heroine of all dignity and belief in humanity.

A tale of female bravery in the face of isolation and subjugation, Agnes Grey is a masterpiece claimed by Irish writer, George Moore, to be possessed of all the qualities and style of a Jane Austen title. Its simple prosaic style propels the narrative forward in a gentle yet rhythmic manner which continuously leaves the listener wanting to know more.

Anne Brontë, the somewhat lesser known sister, was in fact the first to finish and publish Agnes Grey under the pseudonym of Acton Bell. Charlotte and Emily followed shortly after with Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

As Anne passed away from what is now known to be pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of just 29, she only published one further title; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. As feminist in nature as Agnes Grey, Anne’s brave voice resonates and permeates during one of the most prejudiced and patriarchal times of English history.”

Fast Forward To Today:

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (click for link to Goodreads)

Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Sutanto (click for link to Goodreads)

Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin (click for link to Goodreads)

Behind the Olive Trees by Francesca Catlow (click for link to Goodreads)

Some very different genres here. Back in 2021 I was going through a regency/classic phase. At the moment I am in a chick lit phase with some Blog Tour books thrown in to vary my reading!

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)?

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