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Top 10 Tuesday

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week’s Top 10 is New To Me Authors I Discovered in 2021. I read so many great books from new to me authors in 2021 that this is quite a hard one for me to choose just 10! Here is the list that I have come up with:

Steve Cavanagh

Book Review – Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh

Alex Apostol

Book Review – Dead Soil by Alex Apostol

Book Review – Dead Road by Alex Apostol – Dead Soil Book 2

Book Review – Dead World by Alex Apostol – Dead Soil Book 3

Debbie Johnson

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

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

Jenny Colgan

Book Review – The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

Richard Osman

Book Review – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Jesse Sutanto

Book Review – Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Sutanto

Rebecca Raisin

Book Review – The Bookshop on the Corner by Rebecca Raisin

Book Review – Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin

Natalie Watson/Nina Holmes

Book Review – #Rejected Goddesses by Natalie Watson and Nina Holmes

Ali Hazelwood

Book Review – The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Becky Albertalli/Aisha Saeed

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

Who did you discover in 2021?

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Top 10 Tuesday

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week’s Top 10 is 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To. This was a tough one for me as I get excited about many books, but they may not necessarily have been published in 2021! Anyway, after a bit of publication date research here is my list (click the titles for their link to Goodreads):

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (currently reading!)

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman (I got this for Christmas)

The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh (I got this for Christmas)

The Dark Remains by Ian Rankin (I got this for Christmas)

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (on my to read list – not yet purchased)

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling (on my to read list – not yet purchased)

Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey(on my to read list – not yet purchased)

Still Life by Sarah Winman (on my to read list – not yet purchased)

On A Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk (on my to read list – not yet purchased)

Tinker, Tailor, Schoolmum, Spy by Faye Brann (on my to read list – not yet purchased)

What books are on your list?

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Top 10 Tuesday

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this weeks Top 10 is books that have been recently added to my shelves. As I have already done a post on this, I have decided to choose 10 books from my TBR shelves that have been given to me in the past and that I still need to make time to read.

The Best Things by Mel Giedroyc (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

Warm, funny, life-affirming and true, The Best Things is the joyous debut novel from much-loved comedian, writer, actor and presenter Mel Giedroyc.

It’s the story of a family who lose everything, only to find themselves, and each other, along the way.

Sally and Frank Parker have it all.

Then one day, because of Frank, they don’t.

As the bailiffs move in and the money runs out, Sally realises that she and her children don’t have a clue about how to survive.

Or do they?

The Parkers are about to discover that the best things in life aren’t things at all.”

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (and the rest of His Dark Materials) (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want–but what Lyra doesn’t know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other.”

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowden (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.

Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.

A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.”

Down Pinhole by Glenn Cooper (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“DOWN – Pinhole is the first book of an explosive new trilogy by international bestselling author, Glenn Cooper. A cross between DANTE’S INFERNO and GAME OF THRONES, DOWN is part historical thriller and part fantasy-adventure, a thought-provoking, page-turning, epic saga that explores the consequences of evil and transports readers to a world unlike any they have ever experienced.

John Camp heads up security at a world’s largest super-collider tunneled around London. Scarred by his wartime experiences, he’s been fighting his demons and putting his life back in order. High on his priorities is his new relationship with physicist Emily Loughty, the collider’s beautiful and accomplished Scottish research director.

When the collider starts up it hits its projected energy target but then inexplicably continues powering much higher. In the blink of an eye Emily disappears and a rough-looking man appears in her place. In fear and confusion the man barrels out of the lab and disappears. His identity may be the only clue to what has happened.

John volunteers to embark on a mission to try and rescue Emily and when the collider is powered up again he finds himself in a strange and terrifying world, geographically identical to Earth but very different. It’s a place some call Down, eternally populated by those who’ve committed the most unforgivable acts of evil during their lives. Here in a world with but a few glimmers of hope, kings and dukes, including infamous historical figures, battle perpetually for supremacy.

In a race against time, John must navigate the terrible landscape of Down and bring home the love of his life before they are trapped for the rest of their lives.”

As Old As Time A Twisted Tale (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Can the enchanted rose reveal hidden truths? Could it be that Belle’s mother was the one who cursed the Beast all those years? When Belle touches the enchanted rose hidden away in the Beast’s castle, memories flood through her mind – memories of a mother she thought she would never see again.”

Belle’s Library by Linda Woolverton (Foreword), Brittany Rubiano, Jenna Huerta (Art), Walt Disney Company (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Disney’s Belle is one of the best fictional bookworms around. But what exactly is on her reading list? In this unique literary journal, enjoy inspiring quotes from some of Belle’s favorite books, as well as her insightful notes and colorful drawings.
Includes a forward by noted Disney screenwriter Linda Woolverton.”

Comic Curious and Quirky: News Stories from Centuries Past by Rona Levin (click for link to Goodreads)

“We live in the era of catchy headlines and click-bait online features—but we’re not the first generation to enjoy news that is strange or lurid. As Rona Levin shows in Comic, Curious and Quirky News Stories from Centuries Past, oddity and intrigue have been a part of newspapers since their very earliest days.
           
Collecting some of the most fascinating and bizarre stories from English newspapers from 1700 to 1900, Levin offers up gossip, true crime, scandal, and more. We encounter a drunken cart driver careening through Victorian London while hauling a ton of gunpowder—and matches; sit in on the first meeting of the “No-Nose Club”, a support group for syphilitics; get a gruesome glimpse of the autopsy of the Empress Maria Theresa, whose body is discovered to be full of “a great quantity of fat and viscous matter, Her Majesty having accustomed herself never to spit.”
 
The variety of stories is astonishing, their contents often horrifying—but just like their original audiences, readers today will be unable to turn away.”

Grimms Complete Fairy Tales (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“They are the stories we’ve known since we were children. RapunzelHansel and GretelCinderellaSleeping Beauty. But the works originally collected by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s are not necessarily the versions we heard before bedtime. They’re darker and often don’t end very happily—but they’re often far more interesting.

This elegant edition of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales includes all our cherished favorites—Snow WhiteRumpelstiltskinLittle Red Cap, and many more—in their original versions. With specially designed end papers, a genuine leather cover, and other enhancements, it’s the perfect gift for anyone looking to build a complete home library.

Many of these tales begin with the familiar refrain of “once upon a time”—but they end with something unexpected and fascinating!”

Hans Christian Anderson The Complete Fairy Tales (click for link to Goodreads)

“All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelina,” “The Red Shoes,” “The Princess on the Pea,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector’s edition. Also included is “The Tallow Candle” — one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! With both short and long anecdotes, this is a great book of bedtime stories or for rainy-day reading. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures readers will never lose their place as they wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children’s writers of all time.”

The Ascent of Woman by Melanie Phillips (click for link to Goodreads)

“The story of the fight to gain the vote for women is about much more than a peripheral if picturesque skirmish around the introduction of universal suffrage. It is an explosive story of social and sexual revolutionary upheaval, and one which has not yet ended. The movement for women’s suffrage in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries prefigured to a startling extent the controversies which rage today around the role of women. Far from the stereotype of a uniform body of women chaining themselves to railings, the early feminist movement was riven by virulent arguments over women’s role in society, the balance to be struck between self-fulfilment and their duties to family and children, and their relationship with men.

Melanie Phillips’ brilliant book tells the story of the fight for women’s suffrage in a way which sets the high drama of those events in the context of the moral and intellectual ferment that characterised it.”

What books have you been given that you still need to read?

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Top 10 Tuesday

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It’s my first Top Ten Tuesday of 2022! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this weeks Top 10 is books that I am looking forward to being published in 2022. I have to admit that I had to do a lot of research as I tend to just happen upon books most of the time. I knew about a couple of books so I therefore only had to find another 8!

I was pleased to see that Richard Osman’s third book was coming out, however this means that I need to get a move on and read his second one that I got for Christmas!

As an aside I wanted to try and make a start on my massive backlog this year so this sort of post has been a bit of a nightmare for me!

*Click the titles for the link to Goodreads*

30 Things I Love about Myself by Radhika Sanghani – January 2022

The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf – January 2022

Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman – January 2022

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley – February 2022 – I have pre-ordered this one!

Four Aunties and A Wedding by Jesse Sutanto – March 2022 – very excited for this one!

The Long Weekend by Gilly Macmillan – March 2022

Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou – March 2022

Book Lovers by Emily Henry – May 2022

How To Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix – July 2022

Thursday Murder Club Book 3 by Richard Osman – September 2022 – very excited, although I still need to read the second one…

What books are you excited about this year?

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Top 10 Tuesday

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this weeks Top 10 is Best Books of 2021. As I have already done a Top Books of 2021 post, I have decided to do my 4 and 4.5 star Autumn/Winter reads. Whilst these books didn’t quite make 5 stars they were still enjoyable to read and as such deserve to be highlighted!

NOTE: I ONLY HAD 8 4 AND 4.5 STAR READS

The Dying Light by Emily Rooke ⭐Rated 4/5⭐FANTASY

The Threat Below by J S Latshaw ⭐Rated 4.5/5⭐FANTASY

Before Again by Claire S Duffy⭐Rated 4.5/5⭐SCI FI/FANTASY

Chill Out And Cheer Up by Grace Grossmann ⭐Rated 4/5⭐SELF HELP

Last Blue Christmas by Rose Prendeville ⭐Rated 4/5⭐ CHRISTMAS/ROMANCE/MYSTERY

Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin ⭐Rated 4/5⭐ CHRISTMAS/ROMANCE

Scattered Legacy Murder in Southern Italy by Marlene Bell ⭐Rated 4/5⭐ MYSTERY/THRILLER

Murder For Christmas by Francis Duncan⭐Rated 4/5⭐ CHRISTMAS/MURDER MYSTERY

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Top 10 Tuesday

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this weeks Top 10 is Books I Hope Santa Brings/Bookish Wishes. As I have already done a similar post I have instead decided to do my Top 10 Reads of 2021. There have been so many reading highlights this year that it will be tough to pick just 10, however here is my list:

A Court Of Thorns And Roses Series by Sarah J Maas

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman ⭐Rated 5/5⭐MURDER MYSTERY

Origin by Dan Brown ⭐Rated 5/5⭐THRILLER

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn⭐Rated 5/5⭐HISTORICAL FICTION/ROMANCE

Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh ⭐Rated 5/5⭐THRILLER / MURDER MYSTERY

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune ⭐Rated 5/5⭐FANTASY

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ CONTEMPORARY HUMOUR

Chasing The Darkness by Cassie Sanchez ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ FANTASY

Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ CHRISTMAS/CHICK LIT

The Christmas Wish List by Heidi Swain ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ CHRISTMAS/CHICK LIT

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What would your top 10 books of the year be?

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Top 10 Tuesday

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this weeks Top 10 is Books on My Winter 2021 To-read List (click on book title for a link to Goodreads):

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Murder For Christmas by Francis Duncan (currently reading)

Scattered Legacy Murder in Southern Italy by Marlene M Bell (currently reading)

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Christmas at the Crescent by Veronia Henry

The Christmas Wish List by Heidi Swain

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Christmas at Thorncliff Manor by Sophie Barnes

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Cupcakes for Christmas by Kate Hewitt

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Deadly Holiday by Marissa Shrock

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Rebel Without A Clause by Zara Keane

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The Christmas Cabin by Susan Hatler

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A Curse for Christmas by P A Mason

Whilst I am currently reading the first two books, I doubt that I will get much more read this year! December tends to be a busy time so reading tends to take a back seat!

Happy Tuesday!

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Top 10 Tuesday

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this weeks Top 10 is a freebie so I have chosen 10 Winter/Festive Reads:

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The Wildest Hunt by Jo Zebedee

Book Description 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. “

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Cole For Christmas by Janet Raye Stevens

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Easy going event coordinator Katy Costa is called in last minute to sub for her perfectionist sister at a Christmas Eve wedding in Portland, Maine. Nice guy chef Cole St. Onge takes over from his temperamental boss for the same event.

The problem? Each thinks the other is their prickly counterpart and they expect fireworks when they meet. It’s the sparks that fly between them that’s unexpected. And unwelcome—Katy’s skittish after a bad breakup. Left at the altar, Cole’s sworn off women for good. Mix in an unexpected snowstorm, an accident-prone groom, Katy’s self-pitying ex making trouble, a matchmaking grandma, and lots of mistletoe, and what’s supposed to be a magical holiday affair fast becomes a Christmas nightmare.

Forced to team up to put out the many fires, the blaze between Cole and Katy burns brighter as the evening wears on. Can they ignore their growing attraction and keep their relationship strictly professional? Or will they give in to the mistletoe and say I do to a Christmas kiss that promises more to come in the new year? “

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The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Half-hidden by forest and overshadowed by threatening peaks, Le Sommet has always been a sinister place. Long plagued by troubling rumors, the former abandoned sanatorium has since been renovated into a five-star minimalist hotel.

An imposing, isolated getaway spot high up in the Swiss Alps is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But Elin’s taken time off from her job as a detective, so when her estranged brother, Isaac, and his fiancée, Laure, invite her to celebrate their engagement at the hotel, Elin really has no reason not to accept.

Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge–there’s something about the hotel that makes her nervous. And when they wake the following morning to discover Laure is missing, Elin must trust her instincts if they hope to find her. With the storm closing off all access to the hotel, the longer Laure stays missing, the more the remaining guests start to panic.

Elin is under pressure to find Laure, but no one has realized yet that another woman has gone missing. And she’s the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they are all in. . .”

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Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Book Description From Goodreads:

“’Tis the season for change and Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is embracing it, returning from the States to live in the charming village of Letherby and working with her best friend, Suze, in the gift shop of Suze’s stately home. Life is good, especially now that Becky takes time every day for mindfulness—even if that only means listening to a meditation tape while hunting down online bargains.

But Becky still adores the traditions of Christmas: Her parents hosting, carols playing on repeat, her mother pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the neighbors coming ’round for sherry in their terrible holiday sweaters. Things are looking cheerier than ever, until Becky’s parents announce they’re moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch—unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocados—and ask Becky if she’ll host this year. What could possibly go wrong?

Becky’s sister demands a vegan turkey, her husband insists that he just wants aftershave (again), and little Minnie needs a very specific picnic hamper: Surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old boyfriend–turned–rock star and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear. But as the countdown to Christmas begins and her bighearted plans take an unexpected turn toward disaster, Becky wonders if chaos will ensue, or if she’ll manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas after all.”

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The Ghost Of Christmas Past by Angie Fox

Book Description From Goodreads:

From NY Times Bestselling Author, Angie Fox, a hauntingly fun holiday addition to the USA TODAY bestselling Southern Ghost Hunter series

She needs a Christmas miracle…

Verity Long is ready to deck the halls, jingle some bells, and maybe, just maybe have a merry Christmas with her boyfriend’s stuffy family. Truly, if she doesn’t extend the proverbial olive branch to the overbearing Wydells, she’s afraid she’ll hit them over the head with it.

But when her boyfriend’s mother pulls a shocking stunt, Verity finds herself with a big decision to make. And if that’s not enough, there’s an unexpected guest at her door. It’s the ghost of the woman who helped rescue Verity’s pet skunk three years ago that very night. And now she’s there to change Verity’s life as well.

*A “between the books” holiday story you don’t want to miss!

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Book Description From Goodreads:

Everyone’s invited…everyone’s a suspect…

For fans of Ruth Ware and Tana French, a shivery, atmospheric, page-turning novel of psychological suspense in the tradition of Agatha Christie, in which a group of old college friends are snowed in at a hunting lodge . . . and murder and mayhem ensue.

All of them are friends. One of them is a killer.

During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands—the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves.

They arrive on December 30th, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world.

Two days later, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead.

The trip began innocently enough: admiring the stunning if foreboding scenery, champagne in front of a crackling fire, and reminiscences about the past. But after a decade, the weight of secret resentments has grown too heavy for the group’s tenuous nostalgia to bear. Amid the boisterous revelry of New Year’s Eve, the cord holding them together snaps.

Now one of them is dead . . . and another of them did it.

Keep your friends close, the old adage goes. But just how close is too close?”

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Miss Kane’s Christmas by Caroline Mickelson

Book Description From Goodreads:

“With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’.

Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?

**Please note – this book was originally titled Carol’s Christmas**”

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A Poisoning in Piccadilly by Lynda Wilcox

Book Description From Goodreads:

“London, New Year’s Eve 1923, and Lady Eleanor Bakewell dances with American millionaire Henry T Eisenbach. When he dies at her feet she suspects poison, and the police suspect her.

But the vital documents Henry had brought with him for the British Government have gone missing, and Military Intelligence now suspect her, too.

With the threat of an arrest imminent, Eleanor must prove herself a Bright Young Thing in every sense in order to uncover the real killer.

A Poisoning In Piccadilly is a high-spirited romp through 1920s London, featuring fast cars, feisty women, and the men who love them both.”

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Christmas Spirit by Morgana Best

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Live. Laugh. Lava.
Prudence Wallflower is a human volcano, and like Pompeii, she is about to blow.
But hot flashes are only one of Prudence’s problems. She is a clairvoyant … who has never seen a ghost. Despite Prudence connecting people with their deceased loved ones through the impressions she receives from the dead, her professional reputation is on the edge of eruption.
But when the ghost of a gorgeous detective appears and demands Prudence solve a murder, it’s her romantic life, not her reputation, which is about to explode.”

What would be on your list?

Happy Tuesday!

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Top 10 Tuesday

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this weeks Top 10 is Bookish Memories.

In no partiular order, and really digging in the old memory bank, here are 10 bookish memories:

  1. Regularly going to the library van that parked in the car park of a shopping parade near our house.
  2. Regularly going to the main library in town, more so when the library van stopped coming or changed it’s location (or something like that!).
  3. When my sister took so long choosing a book from the library that they started to turn off the lights and close up!
  4. Every couple of weeks me and my best friend would go into town and buy the latest Mizz magazine (does that count as a bookish memory?!).
  5. When I used to volunteer at my local Heart of Kent Hospice Shop I would always have a riffle through the books to see what I could buy at the end of my shift!
  6. When I used to work at the local Garden Centre they used to have a book section that I would go through and buy the odd book at the end of my shift!
  7. When I worked in Tunbridge Wells there was a book collectors shop down the road from me and sometimes on my lunch break I would go in and wander round.
  8. When I was pregnant with my son I would read to my bump.
  9. When my son was a month old I got him his first library card.
  10. I would take my son to the local library every 2 weeks (pre Covid and hopefully again soon!) and sometimes go to other libraries in the neighbouring villages for a trip out!

I actually have more bookish memories than I thought I would have! It’s been good to reminisce… What are your bookish memories?

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Top 10 Tuesday!

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this weeks Top 10 is Characters I’d Love An Update On (Where are they now that the book is over?)

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Lucifer’s Game by Cristina Loggia

I would love to see what the two main characters are up to now and whether they end up becoming a couple.

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Dead World by Alex Apostol

I would love to see what happens to Christine and whether the world ever gets back to “normal”.

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The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

I would love to see what happens next to the two main characters. They have a brilliant relationship and I want to see how long it lasts – yes there is an epilogue at the end but there is so much more that needs to be seen!

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Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

The two main characters have an interesting relationship and I want to see what happens next.

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Miss Kane’s Christmas by Caroline Mickelson

I want to know what happens after Christmas and whether next Christmas will be any different!

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The Guest List by Lucy Foley

I want to know what happens to the murderer.

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Emma by Jane Austen

Who doesn’t want to know what happens to Mr and Mrs Knightly?! I want to know if Emma ever changes!

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I love this story and all the re-tellings. I would love to know what happens next!

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Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Sutanto

I know that there are rumours of a second book etc, but before that comes out I am left wanting to know what happens to Maddy next!

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The Devil and The Dark Water by Stuart Turton

There are so many characters that I want to know what happens next to! There needs to be many more books with these characters in, as well as prequals!

So what do you think of my 10 book choices? I thought that I would find it quite difficult to choose 10 books that left the characters hanging, but once I got into my Goodreads lists I found that actually there are quite a lot that I would like to know more about!

What books/characters would be on your list?

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