Hello November! (Fictionophile updates)

It is true that time flies faster the older you get.  I defy anyone to disagree! LOLhello-november

November already.

First things first… I took part in the blog tour for “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett.and_the_winner_is_animated

Through my blog, Anne Berger of Albuquerque, New Mexico won a print copy of Ann Patchett’s “Commonwealth” courtesy of TLC Book Tours.  Anne entered the draw by commenting on my review of the novel.  Her name was chosen via Random Name Picker

Fictionophile’s readership is growing!  

Over the past month an additional 118 people have begun following this blog!  That makes a total of 896 followers altogether!   I’m SO grateful!tanleafscrollbar

I’ve been posting in my “Cover Love” series for some time now, AND, I have many more posts that I have planned in order to continue this series.

I began a new blog series in October called “Mystery series to savour”.  Hope you follow along with me as I expound on mystery series that I have enjoyed SO much that I would, and hopefully, will, read again!

I’ve added several titles to my elibrary.  The following titles were purchased from Amazon.ca on sale.  All of them together only set me back $16.88 !!!!  Just click on the covers to learn more about the book via a link to Goodreads.



First in a police procedural mystery series set in the Lincolnshire Fens.





A psychological thriller that was recommended to me from a fellow book blogger at https://jillsbookcafe.wordpress.com




A psychological thriller about a missing teenager that I keep hearing about via my Goodreads friends.





A psychological thriller with a wonderful high rating score on Goodreads!





A psychological thriller which I purchased via the Facebook online book launch hosted by Maxine.


AND… the following Kindle titles were FREE on Amazon.ca



A murder mystery that sounds so good!





An academic murder mystery by the late Eilís Dillon.tanleafscrollbar

I added three new titles from NetGalley to my TBR.

one from Simon & Schuster/Touchstonetwilight-wife-ng

The Twilight Wife” questions just how much we can trust the people around us.
Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form of memory loss. With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close friendships on the island where she lives with her devoted husband, Jacob.
But all is not what it seems. Kyra begins to have visions—or are they memories?—of a rocky marriage, broken promises, and cryptic relationships with the island residents, whom she believes to be her friends.
As Kyra races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare. A twisty, immersive thriller, The Twilight Wife will keep readers enthralled through the final, shocking twist. 

one from Carina U.K.


Don’t. Trust. Anyone.
It was supposed to be a fresh start.
A chance to forget the past and embrace the future.
But can you ever really start again?
Or does the past follow you wherever you go…
Steph and Mark have just moved house, trying to find a way forward after all the secrets, lies and betrayal.
But starting over isn’t always easy. Especially when someone will go to any lengths to make sure you never forget…

AND… the one I’ve been coveting for a while (ever since I read her “I let you go“)

from Berkley Publishing Group


Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her…
It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her, a grainy photo along with a phone number and listing for a website called findtheone.com.
Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they’ve become the victims of increasingly violent crimes—including rape and murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad’s twisted purpose…a discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. For now Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target.
And now that man on the train—the one smiling at Zoe from across the car—could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move…

I’ve been trying to have a lot of willpower in requesting NetGalley titles.  I’m still chasing the elusive 80% badge.  I’m standing at 70% as of today.donkey80

I was approved for one title from Edelweiss this month from HarperCollins


St Brigid’s Island lies off the west coast of Ireland and by 1960, it is a community in decline. Possessing no modern conveniences, there are also no doctors, priests, running water or electricity, the government wants the island evacuated, but those who have refused to go cling hard to their traditions. Among those remaining families are two sisters, Rose and Emer. Rose is beautiful, blessed with fertility and a deep love for her husband, but her sister, Emer, however, is cursed with both being unlovely and possessing a punishing gift – the power to harm with the touch of her hands. When a dazzling stranger, Brigid, comes to the island, the community is immediately suspicious of her charm. She and Emer strike up an unlikely friendship, and when tragedy strikes, the island intervenes and its inherent magic provides for a fabulous and breathtaking denouement.

I have tentatively agreed to read and review Christine Whitehead‘s

The rage of plum blossomsrage-of-plum-blossoms

Attorney Quinn Jones is in over her head. Her husband, Jordan Chang, Annapolis grad and superstar businessman, has been found dead outside their Greenwich Village brownstone. He’s wearing clothes that aren’t his, and was last seen at a place he never went while consorting with people he shouldn’t—and he’s vastly richer than he ought to be, Quinn discovers. Since NYPD has labeled Jordan’s death a suicide, Quinn is on her own to uncover the truth. Courtrooms, Quinn knows. Chanel No. 5, horses, martial arts, and frizzy hair, she knows. Murder, she doesn’t know but she’s learning fast in order to stay alive. With a few clues to work with, including a photo of Jordan with a stunning unknown Asian woman and a copy of a 1986 check payable to Jordan for twelve million dollars, Quinn stalks the back streets of Chinatown, haunted by the need to know what happened that day and why.

and last but not least, I have agreed to read and review
The Dress” for Penguin Random House UK


Legend has it that every season there is one dress. The dress that can make your career, ignite a spark with that special someone, or utterly transform your life. For Felicia, who has been in love with her boss for 20 years; for Natalie who has sworn off men since her ex dumped her – for them and for others, life is about to change.
And all because of their brush with the dress of the season, the perfect little black number that everyone wants to get their hands on…

That’s six more review commitments… and I promised myself I wouldn’t accept any more than two this month.  Woe is me.  It is an embarrassment of riches.


About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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17 Responses to Hello November! (Fictionophile updates)

  1. skyecaitlin says:

    Great list, Lynne, and so many readers follow your blog. I have put quite a few on my TBR and all of your cover books, as well.


  2. carhicks says:

    Looks like some good books for this month. I look forward to your reviews.


  3. I was so bummed when NetGalley didn’t approve my request for “Commonwealth.”


  4. Why is it so hard to say no to books? I notice you like Eilis Dillon. This is currently free in UK if you want to check out whether it’s available on offer in Canada.


  5. Megan @ bookslayerReads says:

    Congrats, Lynne!


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