Monthly Archives: November 2022

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

 NOVEMBER by the numbers: Total books read: 10 Published in 2022: 9 Backlist titles: 1 Five star reads: 3 Debut novels: 2 Books that are part of a series: 1 Goodreads challenge: 120/120 (100%) GR NetGalley challenge: 73/70 (104%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s NOVEMBER 2022 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added EIGHT review commitments to my TBR this month. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received FIVE of these titles from NetGalley. Do any of these titles sound good to you? Are any of them on YOUR … Continue reading

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“Hungry Hill” by Eileen Patricia Curran – Book Review

I’m always eager to try new authors, and this debut novel did not disappoint. Grace Cavanaugh was a charming character. She was spirited, intelligent, and had a great sense of humour. Her great aunt, eighty-six year old Maggie Reilly, was … Continue reading

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“The Housemaid” by Freida McFadden – Book Review

If you are in the mood for a compelling, twisty, domestic thriller you need look no further! This is the type of novel that you could easily read in one sitting. It is riveting, and would make an awesome movie. … Continue reading

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“The Winter Guest” by W.C. Ryan – Book Review

“There is an air of desolation about the place.” WWI has recently ended but Ireland is still fighting. A Civil War rages in Ireland, and it is an escalating and bloody battle. The action in this novel takes place after … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = TIDE #WednesdaysWord #booklovers #bookbloggers #fiction

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – November 22, 2022 #NewBook #AQuietLife @JoellaWriting #TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog @ScribnerBooks

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the titles from my own TBR. This book is a title I received from Scribner/Simon & Schuster via Edelweiss and I’ll be reading … Continue reading

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“Her Buried Lives” by Katlyn Duncan – Book Review

The old Victorian house located on the outskirts of a small Pennsylvania town leant itself to a creepy vibe and you just knew it was packed full of unsavory family secrets. Though I loved the premise and the setting, I … Continue reading

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“Meredith, Alone” by Claire Alexander – Book Review

I had a fantastic time sharing in Meredith’s apartment life. She was a character that you couldn’t help but root for. This debut novel reminded me quite strongly of “Elinor Oliphant Is Completely Fine“, but that being said, Meredith Maggs … Continue reading

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“The Highland Girls At War” by Helen Yendall – Book Review

Thoroughly enjoyable as an entertaining historical story, this novel also introduced me to The Women’s Timber Corps. I had of course known about the ‘Land Girls’, but this is the first time I’ve learned about the lumberjills (as opposed to … Continue reading

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