Ok you were all right, it‘s amazing and awesome 💔 but you know it‘s a good thing when a book actually lives up to the hype!
Hoping to finish Song today- but haven‘t had much (any) reading time so far and have a work paper to write ☹️
The other 2 are calling me today- but who knows by tomorrow!
Joan was a great retelling of Joan of Arc- don‘t expect the traditional telling!
The Rabbit Hutch- still thinking about it now.
Quarter to Midnight- another great thriller from Rose
Finally reading Achilles 😁 as directed by C!
Footie today and going to see my new great-nephew tomorrow ❤️
A very late entrant to the party. C says I need to read and catch up with the rest of the reading world!
Another all action, roller coaster thriller from the author!
If you like Rose you‘ll love this.
New Karen Rose- always a good read!
So hard to review. A pick because I couldn‘t put down. As a debut novel it certainly gave me enough to want to read more by the author.
Funny, bonkers, critical of the world.
Sometimes too many things going on.
Some beautiful writing that I read over quite a few times.
Definitely worth a read for something different, but occasionally trying to hard to be so.
Ok I can‘t make my friggin mind up 🤷♀️🤷♀️
I had to check the blurb to see that I am supposed to be laughing! Funny and bonkers so far.
Should finish Joan today. Then should start Either/Or but it‘s not calling to me yet, whilst The Rabbit Hutch is.
The new Connolly and the new Rose both come out on the 4th!! So may start one of those.
Enjoyed The Herd- good domestics drama.
About 20% through Poverty Safari which is very real life depressing and only to be read in small doses.
Truly, Darkly, Deeply- good serial killer book with a good twist.
Tomorrow- really enjoyed ❤️
Currently reading Joan- which I‘m enjoying so far- slow start with lots of detail.
Our wedding anniversary today 🥂🥂
Book on the left I brought for hubby- I got the folio version of The Bell Jar from hubby, which I have been coveting since publication ❤️
Enjoying this fictional account of Joan of Arc- still in her childhood for now.
I‘ve never played games in my life- so for an author to keep my interest with so many descriptions of games is a real skill! I did love the story though and even loved the ending.
The trials and tribulations of life and friendship ♥️
You know you‘re old when a book describes singles/45s in such detail. And the difference in A and B sides. Who didn‘t love the B sides 🤷♀️
My daughter just gave me this as a thank you for everything, she said a book about a fierce woman seemed apt ♥️
On way to Nottingham for C‘s graduation. Sneaking some reading in 😁
This wasn‘t even on my radar this morning. I was reading some articles about the Harrogate Crime Festival and this one got a few shout outs- so obviously I had to go and get and read immediately.
It reads very much like a true crime book, it‘s dark and very sad from Sophie‘s perspective.
A really good read 👍🏻
A good domestic story- with a very topical subject at the heart of it. Thought it presented both sides of the topic well and I can see it would make for some good discussions at book clubs.
Probably very optimistic as I‘m away for 3 days this week for my daughters graduation, I can‘t imagine much reading time.
Should finish The Herd today.
I love a good detective/serial killer story- and the police side of catching the killer was great.
I don‘t know if I‘ve just become a grumpy old cow- but the misogyny and casual relationship/sex and constant descriptions of women‘s boobs and thighs just spoiled the story for me. Not sure if I‘ll give anymore a go.
Busy work and life week.
Our Fathers was quite sad and melancholy and I loved it.
This Time Tomorrow was lovely.
Started new series with Rules of Prey, thinking I probably started this too late as the 1980s vibe is leaving a bad taste in my mouth. Does every woman need to be described by their boob size 🤷♀️
Starting a new to me detective series, because you can never have enough detective series can you. The serial killer has only just started so no opinions as yet!
Glad to report it‘s 20 degrees and a nice cool wind today, phew.
I really like this authors writing, she writes families, fears and miscommunications so well. This is quite a sad little read, claustrophobic setting on a small Scottish island, but I was engrossed as we found out what happened.
Enjoyed this 👍🏻 will wait for further discussion!
Just starting Tomorrow.
Others are appealing to me at the moment!
Have a good week all ♥️
Much more than only a love story, an insight into day to day living during The Troubles in Belfast. There is very little ‘romance‘ in this love story, more a lesson in how bigotry kills people and communities.
An engrossing read.
I‘m Sorry was fab.
Idol was a great, dark twisty read.
Saint X was good.
Just started Trespasses, which has a tagline ‘a love story for those that read political thrillers‘. So giving it a go.
Thanks to Helen for reviewing this one and bringing it to my attention! Dysfunctional family story with a lot of depth and humour and serious themes.
A great read, sorry to leave these characters behind!
I have to admit for ages I was put off by the cover even though I have really liked the authors other books. It just didn‘t look like something I‘d be interested in.
Shows what I know, this was great, dark and twisty and you never really knew who was telling the truth.
I was allowed a little interlude in Waterstones during todays shopping trip! Today‘s purchases.
Train reading. On way to Manchester for graduation dress shopping with my daughter. I‘m here for the money, lunch and cocktails 😁😁
Needing a detective/murder story.
Some Vera it is.
Been a bit distracted by the news and living in hope for a bit!
Managed 20%, but struggling.
Meredith is a great character, coping with a huge life changing, shitty thing that happens to her. And a crap mother.
You want to be her friend and hug her and have a little cry.