Monthly Archives: April 2022

Fictionophile’s APRIL 2022 Reading Wrap-Up #bookblogger #MonthlyWrapUp

APRIL by the numbers: Total books read: 12 Published in 2022: 6 Backlist titles: 5 Five star reads: 3 Debut novels: 3 Books that are part of a series: 5 Goodreads challenge: 49/120 (41%) GR NetGalley challenge: 32/70 (46%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s APRIL 2022 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added FIVE review commitments to my TBR this month. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received ALL FIVE of these titles from NetGalley. Delighted to receive this ARC of Backman’s conclusion to the Beartown trilogy. At a … Continue reading

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“A Dead Man’s Eyes” by Lori Duffy Foster – Book Review

Lisa Jamison – an investigative journalist in her hometown of Seneca Springs, New York. She is only in her early thirties, but has a sixteen year old daughter, whom she adores. She was a teenage runaway who became pregnant at … Continue reading

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“Red As Blood” by Lilja Sigurdardóttir #CoverReveal @OrendaBooks #CrimeThriller @lilja1972

It is my absolute delight to share with you the stunning cover of Lilja Sigurdardóttir’s new novel, “Red As Blood” which will be published on October 13, 2022 by Orenda Books. “Red As Blood” is the second installment in the … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – April 27, 2022 #readingforpleasure #bookbloggers #WWWWednesday #bookworms

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. I’ve linked the book descriptions to the Goodreads site for the book. Just answer the three questions below and leave … Continue reading

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“Spring Girls” by Karen Katchur – Book Review

Detective Geena Brassard – is single, in her early thirties, and lives alone with her aging bulldog, Codis. She is very tall and has no female friends other than those on the police force. She has only been partnered with … Continue reading

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“Unsettled Ground” by Claire Fuller – Book Review

“It is hard to rewrite your own history”. Jeannie and Julius Seeder are twins who live in rural isolation deep in the heart of Oxfordshire. Their music is their solace. Julius does go out to work doing odd jobs and … Continue reading

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Introducing…. Literary Map @literary_map #booklovers #bookbloggers

As some of you might have noticed, for the past few months I’ve listed my armchair travels in my Fictionophile Monthly Wrap-Up posts. Literary Map is a new app that tracks your armchair travels! Suppose you are reading a book … Continue reading

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“Long Shadows” by Derek Thompson – Book Review

Book 1 in the Detective Craig Wild police procedural mystery series set in Wiltshire. Detective Sergeant Craig Wild is in his late thirties and has recently moved from London to rural Wiltshire. He has landed in a small community rife … Continue reading

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Cover Love part 110 – Red Umbrellas #CoverLove #fictionophile #BookCovers

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “Death Of A Mermaid” by Lesley Thomson #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday #CrimeFiction @LesleyjmThomson

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk (who seems to be taking a blogging hiatus). She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, … Continue reading

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“Watch Out For Her” by Samantha M. Bailey – Book Review

“Everyone has parts of themselves they’re ashamed of, that they hide. Desperate people do desperate things. Not always on purpose. But sometimes.” Holly Monroe – a twenty-two year old med student who comes from a prestigious family who own a … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – April 19, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheBelovedGirls @HarrietEvans @GrandCentralPub

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday April 19, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“Ellie And The Harpmaker” by Hazel Prior – Book Review

Ellie Jacobs – Before her marriage to Clive, Ellie was a librarian, but now she is a housewife. She has little in the way of self esteem due to a fraught relationship with her mother. With no children to care … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘P’ #GreatReads

Last year I started going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For April 2022, the 16th month of my endeavor, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘P‘. I am choosing these titles … Continue reading

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