Category Archives: Favorite books

“House. Tree. Person” by Catriona McPherson

It is an understatement to say Alison McGovern’s family has had some setbacks. Once, they had a lovely house, she owned a thriving beauty salon called ‘Face Value’, and her husband, Marco, took over his successful family restaurant.  But… Marco … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The boy who shoots crows” by Randall Silvis for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in January of 2011 and was, for me, a … Continue reading

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“The music shop” by Rachel Joyce

A heartwarming novel that makes you smile while reading it. “He was perfectly fine with emotions, so long as they belonged to other people.” We meet Frank, a gentle bear of a man. Forty and single, his unorthodox upbringing has … Continue reading

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A bookworm’s lament (#bookwormproblems)

Book bloggers read a LOT of books. That stands to reason.  There is one question that is asked of book bloggers that is very difficult to answer. “What is your favorite book?” Some people say it is like trying to … Continue reading

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“In a cottage in a wood” by Cass Green

Well folks… my reading slump is well and truly over. Over the past few days I’ve read some stellar novels. “In a cottage in a wood” is just a prime example. A compelling novel that made the time I spent … Continue reading

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“Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” by Gail Honeyman

“Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine”.  Yeah… sure.  If you fell off a cliff and someone stumbled across your prone body on the ground and asked “How are you?” and you replied “I’m fine”. That kind of ‘fine’. When strangers say … Continue reading

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Marlys J. Millhiser – gone but never forgotten

Since I am preparing to REREAD one of my favorite titles of over thirty years ago, I thought I’d look up the author to find out if she was still writing.  Sadly, I found that she had passed away… (I … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The black house” by Peter May for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in 2009 and was, for me, a 5* read. First reviewed … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites and those books that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason. This week I’ve chosen “Unspoken” by Samantha Hayes for my Throwback Thursday post. It was published … Continue reading

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“The story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg

Not since “A man called Ove” have I been so charmed by a book.  “The story of Arthur Truluv” is one of those novels that give you a book hangover (you don’t want to start another book because you are … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites and those books that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason. This week I’ve chosen “The shut eye” by Belinda Bauer for my Throwback Thursday post. It … Continue reading

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Top nine summer reads PLUS September reading plans

Some of my summer reads were, in my opinion, spectacular reads. Now for the truly difficult decision…  Trying to decide on  TOP THREE THRILLERS “What she knew” by Gilly Macmillan “Seas of snow” by Kerensa Jennings “I found you” by … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites and those books that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason. This week I’ve chosen “Under your skin” by Sabine Durrant for my Throwback Thursday post. It … Continue reading

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“Seas of snow” by Kerensa Jennings

“Seas of Snow is a bleak psychological thriller about trust and betrayal told with a distinctive and complex narrative voice.” “Seas of snow” wins my vote for most pertinent cover ever.  Once you read the novel you’ll realize just how … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason. This week … Continue reading

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