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Around the Year in 52 Books | 2020

Hello all and Happy Leap Year day! Is that a thing? I am going to make it a thing. I love that we’re nearly at the end of Feb because I don’t want to be super British and moan about the weather, but I cannot deal with how bad the weather has been this month. So to celebrate the end of the month

As the year goes by and I begin to fulfil the challenges, I plan to update the list and state which book I read. I am also planning on updating my Goodreads throughout. If you decide to take part too then there is a great Goodreads group that is the epicentre of all things relating to the reading challenge and has hints and ideas if you’re struggling for an idea in a particular area! Continue reading “Around the Year in 52 Books | 2020”

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The A.B.C Murders | Review

Title: The A.B.C Murders

Author: Agatha Christie

Rating: 3 stars

Dates read: 03 Jan 20 – 08 Jan 20

Publication date: 06 Jan 1936

Publisher: Collins Crime Club

Genre(s): Mystery, Classic

Description:

There’s a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim’s corpse the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place. Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught – until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans

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Top Ten Books of 2019

2019 was a pretty great reading year for me. I read an unprecedented (for me) 120 books, and actively read outside of my comfort zone or my usual genres. I found some books that I really disliked, some books I was disappointed by, some books that were surprises, and a lot of books I ultimately loved. Compiling a top ten list is a little arbitrary by number, but thinking of how to narrow down the list, and what made the cut and what didn’t, was quite difficult yet made me think of which books I loved beyond all else. The list itself has surprised me, there is non-fiction, and fantasy, and a list compiled mostly of brand new authors!

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Now You See Her | Review

Title: Now You See Her

Author: Heidi Perks

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 25 Jan 20 – 29 Jan 20

Publication date: 01 Jun 2018

Publisher: Century

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Description:

NOW YOU SEE HER

She’s playing at the school fete with your children. You pull out your phone, scroll through Facebook, and look up again.

NOW YOU DON’T

Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.

Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable, tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.

Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.

Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PUT THINGS RIGHT?

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Century in exchange for a fair and honest review*

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