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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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Oliver Doliver’s Dinosaur Comes to Stay | 5* Review

Title: Oliver Doliver’s Dinosaur Comes to Stay

Author: Papa Perkins

Rating: 3 stars

Dates read: 25 Jan 20

Publication date: 06 Feb 20

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Genre(s): Children’s, Picture Books

Description:

Oliver Deliver (who is really just Oliver but he does like having both names) will be mostly Oliver in this story. Oliver is six years (and one month) old and has a friend who is a Dinosaur called Aya Buddn.

This is the story of how they met!

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Clink Street Publishing as part of their Oliver Doliver blog tour*

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Girl, Woman, Other | Review

Title: Girl, Woman, Other

Author: Bernadine Evaristo

Rating: 5 stars

Dates read: 25 Nov 19 – 25 Jan 20

Publication date: 02 May 19

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton – Penguin Books UK

Genre(s): Contemporary, Feminism, Short Stories

Description:

This is Britain as you’ve never seen it.

This is Britain as it has never been told.

From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl Woman Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They’re each looking for something – a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .

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

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Pillow Thoughts | Review

Title: Pillow Thoughts

Author: Courtney Peppernell

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 01 Jan 20 – 02Jan 20

Publication date: 05 Oct 2016

Publisher: Andrews Mckeel

Genre(s): LGBT, Poetry

Description:

Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love and raw emotions.

It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.

Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel.

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Tweet Cute | Review

Title: Tweet Cute

Author: Emma Lord

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 09 Jan 20 – 13 Jan 20

Publication date: 21 Jan 20

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Genre(s): YA Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese — that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life — on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate — people on the internet are shipping them?? — their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of St Martin’s Press as part of their Tweet Cute Blog Tour*

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