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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 – The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler

Book Description From Goodreads:

“The perfect couple…or the perfect lie?

A year and a half ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been like something out of a dream. But one Friday evening, Gemma returns home to find Danny is nowhere to be seen.

After two days with no word from her husband, Gemma turns to the police. She is horrified with what she discovers – a serial killer is on the loose in Bristol. When she sees the photos of the victims she is even more stunned…the victims all look just like Danny.

But, the detectives aren’t convinced by Gemma’s story. Why has no one apart from Gemma seen or heard from Danny in weeks? Why is there barely a trace of him in their flat? Is she telling them the truth, or are there more secrets and lies in this marriage than meets the eye?”

Fast Forward To Today:

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

Book Description 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.”

The Attic Child by Lola Jaye (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

A hauntingly powerful and emotionally charged novel about family secrets, love and loss, identity and belonging.

Two children trapped in the same attic, almost a century apart, bound by a shared secret.

Early 1900s London: Taken from his homeland, twelve-year-old Celestine spends most of the time locked away in the attic of a large house by the sea. The only time Celestine isn’t bound by confines of the small space is when he is acting as an unpaid servant to English explorer Sir Richard Babbington, As the years pass, he desperately clings on to memories of his family in Africa, even as he struggles to remember his mother’s face, and sometimes his real name . . .

1974: Lowra, a young orphan girl born into wealth and privilege whose fortunes have now changed, finds herself trapped in the same attic. Searching for a ray of light in the darkness of the attic, Lowra finds under the floorboards an old-fashioned pen, a porcelain doll, a beaded necklace, and a message carved on the wall, written in an unidentifiable language. Providing comfort for her when all hope is lost, these clues will lead her to uncover the secrets of the attic.”

As you can see I have moved on from Thriller to Chick Lit/Mystery and Historical Fiction. There is an element of mystery in all of them though so my current reads aren’t too far from what I was reading last year!

I remember that I bought The Perfect Couple with some of my birthday money – a whole 99p! Finlay Donovan Is Killing It was a Mother’s Day present and The Attic Child is a Blog Tour Book.

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)? Add your links in the comments below!

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Top Ten Tuesday – One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read (submitted by Susan @ Bloggin’ ’bout Books)

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week it is one-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read (submitted by Susan @ Bloggin’ ’bout Books). I am quite a waffler when it comes to reviews so this one is a bit of a challenge for me!

Book Review – Four Aunties And A Wedding by Jesse Sutanto

Hilarious

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Sweet

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen

Suspense

Book Review – The Great Eggscape by Jory John

Fun

Book Review – The Clutch of Eggs by Debbie Young

Innocent

Book Review – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Hidden

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Date With Betrayal by Julia Chapman

Community

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Welcome To Your Life by Bethany Rutter

Journey

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Shadow Flicker by Simon Gravatt

Investigate

Book Review – The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Mistrust

I quite enjoyed thinking up one word reviews. I may do more posts like this in the future!

Happy TTT!

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Places my books have taken me this April

We all know that books can transport us to other places, worlds and times. So where have I been to this April? Click the titles for my book review:

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey Westport, USA

Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey Westport, USA

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley Paris, France

Shadow Flicker by Gregory Bastianelli Kidney Island, Maine

Welcome to your Life by Bethany Rutter London

Date with Betrayal by Julia Chapman Yorkshire Dales, UK

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas Spain

The Great Eggscape by Jory John Supermarket

The Clutch of Eggs by Debbie Young Wendlebury Barrow, UK

The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen Helsinki, Finland

Meet the Grubblers by Sarah Louise Magical Land (I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 11 May)

Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Sutanto Oxford, UK

I have been all over the world this month and read a translated work (The Rabbit Factor)!

Where in the world have you been?

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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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WWW Wednesday!

It’s W W W Wednesday! Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, here are my 3 Ws (Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Future Reading):

What I am currently reading:

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Book Description 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.

Fast-paced, deliciously witty, and wholeheartedly authentic in depicting the frustrations and triumphs of motherhood in all its messiness, hilarity, and heartfelt moments, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a brilliant new series from award-winning Elle Cosimano.”

I am slowly getting through this book. It is a good book, I just have so many others to get through first!

Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Welcome to beautiful Hope Island where the sea sparkles, the daffodils are blooming and a blossoming romance is just around the corner…

Bella has always had a sunny outlook and caring nature, despite recently falling on hard times. When she finds a handsome homeless man on her doorstep, her kind heart tells her she must help him. So, she invites Isaac into her cottage and into her life in ways she could never have imagined…

But Isaac is not what he seems. He’s keeping a huge secret from Bella, yet he never expected to fall for this open, generous and charming woman.

Bella can’t ignore the chemistry between her and Isaac, but she’s had her trust badly broken in her past. Will she run when she learns the truth about Isaac, or will he be the one man who can help Bella believe in love again?

A gorgeously romantic and heartwarming story to completely lose yourself in. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jane Costello and Miranda Dickinson.

I am a quarter of a way through this book and am really enjoying it. I love the main character and can’t wait to find out what happens next!

Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse 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… “

I started this on Monday evening and I am absolutely loving it. It has already made me laugh and I am barely past the first chapter!

What I have finished reading:

Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

I am on the Blog Tour on 29 April so keep an eye out for my review!

The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen

I am on the Blog Tour on 28 April so keep an eye out for my review!

What I am reading next:

Behind the Olive Trees by Francesca Catlow

Book Description From Goodreads:

“She thought she’d found her lost past, but did she uncover all the secrets?

Melodie returns to her mother’s house in Corfu for the first time since inheriting it. Only, she discovers it isn’t empty. She finds someone has been living there; a girl who claims the property is hers.

Dismissing the claim, Melodie tries to enjoy her new life in the beauty of Corfu. The girl soon resurfaces and it becomes impossible to ignore her any longer.”

I am on the Blog Tour on 6 May for this book, so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Happy WWW Wednesday!

What are your 3ws?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books With The Main Character On The Cover

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week is Books With [ ] On The Cover. I have decided to choose main characters. I like it when the main characters are on the front cover in the middle of a scene. I think it helps to bring the blurb of the book to life.

Here are my Top 10:

Book Review – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Book Review – It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – The Better Brother by Simon Gravatt

Book Review – A Gallery of Mothers By J S Latshaw

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Sparks and Shadow by Ceara Nobles

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – The Mirror Game by Guy Gardner

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The Bomb Man by Andy Greenaway

Book Review – The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Book Review – Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

What books would be on your list?

Happy TTT!

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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!

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Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer! Despite the fact that the Easter Holidays are over we have still been pretty busy seeing family. I have struggled to get reading time in (in a good way!), but I still seem to be on track with my Blog Tour books. We shall see if I end up panic reading by the end of next week! The aim of next week will be to finish both Blog Tour books and start on the Blog Tour books that are due in May. I also plan to read a library book in between – we shall see!

Hope you all had a great week!

My Posts:

Happy Easter! Easter Themed Books And Books That Contain Support And Hope For The Future

5 Star Spring Reads Part 1 (March to April)

Easter Reading – Book Review – The Great Eggscape by Jory John 

Easter Reading – Free on Amazon Kindle – Book Review – The Clutch of Eggs by Debbie Young

Sunday Night Reading – The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen and Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

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

Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Merchandise I’d Love to Own

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen – #currentlyreading #whatshouldIreadnext

My Blog Tour Book Has Arrived! Meet the Grubblers by Sarah Louise

Tuesday Night Reading – Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey and Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

WWW Wednesday!

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Surprising Reads

Toddler Library Loot

Wednesday Night Reading

Time Travel Thursday

Thursday Quotables

Friday Musings – Inspired by Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 books with books

Happy Earth Day! Invest In Our Planet #earthday2022

Book Blogger Hop – Do you finish reading every book that you have slotted for a review? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews) – #bookbloggerhop #coffeeramblings

Let’s Talk Bookish – To Annotate or Not to Annotate… (suggested by Aria @ Book Nook Bits)

The Friday 56 – The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen

Friday Night Reading – The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen -#fridaynightreading #whatshouldIreadnext

Stacking The Shelves

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week… #bookstagram #instabooks #popularbooksof2022

Weekend Reading (which includes World Book Night) – What I am planning on reading this weekend #weekendreading #whatshouldIreadnext #worldbooknight #romancenovel #thrillernovel

Happy World Book Night! #worldbooknight #readinghour

This Week’s Goodreads Monday Participants:

Lady Book Dragon

A Court Of Coffee And Books

One Book More

Confessions of a YA Reader

The Pine Scented Chronicles

Jordyn Reads

Read With Me

Chonky Books

Confessions of a Serial Reader

On The Book Page

A Few Other Blogger’s Posts I have Enjoyed (in addition to the Top 10 Tuesday and WWW Wednesday blogs I visited!):

Wicked Witches BlogThe Toll Gate 1954 Club

Bookworm BloggerBook Review – Lessons In Chemistry

Books Are 42Coffee Book Tag

Becky BookstoreThe Quarter Year Crisis Book Tag

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Blog Tour Book Review – The Wildest Hunt by Jo Zebedee – Available November 2021

Genre: Fantasy Thriller

Number of Pages: 268

Date of Publication: November 2021

Publisher: Inspired Quill

Rated: 5/5

My Review Summary: A gripping Christmas read which is full of suspense.

📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖

A long-dead child.An artist who paints the fae.An ancient estate on a blood-filled land.
The commission was close to Amelia’s dream: a cosy cottage in Donegal over Christmas and the chance to paint the beautiful Glenveagh estate. But when the weather closes in and the country shuts down, a ritual begins – one that traps Amelia in its circles of magic.

Stranded in a place where iron is power, her heart can no longer be trusted and the land itself is a weapon, Amelia’s survival depends on unravelling the truth of a decades-old death. Even if it draws the same ancient danger to herself.

💭THOUGHTS💭

I loved this book. I was after something Christmassy to read, but not the typical romance/see the error of your ways type storyline, and this book popped up on Random Things Tours as a December Tour. I jumped at the chance to read it and I am glad that I did.

The writing had me gripped right from the start. It was easy to read and pulled me in straight away. It was quite a scary read at times, full of suspense and with cliff hangers at the end of every chapter!

The chapters interestingly had titles which gave you an idea of what the next part of the story was going to entail.  I think that this added to the suspense and the tension as whilst you were forewarned, you still didn’t quite know where the chapter was going to take you!

Each chapter was short and focussed on either an individual character or a couple of characters to get their view on what was happening to them in that moment. It was an excellent way to gradually piece together the story, whilst creating the little cliff hangers which eventually all came together at the end of the book. It made you want to keep reading and I was constantly on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next! 

I liked the characters and the way that you couldn’t quite trust any of them. At some points during the book you were on their side then something happened to make you question them! All of them had their own secrets, which as they gradually unfolded you weren’t sure who to trust. At the end of the book I was still left puzzled over Robert and his true intentions. 

The settings in this book were brilliant, Christmassy and scary all at the same time. I loved the way that the weather echoed what was going on and really added to the fear that the characters (and subsequently you as the reader) felt! What was also clever was that the settings were only lightly described, and it was actually the conversation and actions of the characters in that setting that truly immersed you and really brought the story to life.

At the end of the story was an epilogue so you got to have a sneak peek into what their future held. I sometimes feel that a story isn’t quite finished without one so this was a nice bonus to end the story on.

Overall I loved the suspense, the characters, the settings and the way that it was written. I highly recommend reading this book especially if you are a fan of fantasy and thriller.

⭐Rated 5/5⭐

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