Monthly Archives: December 2022

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

 DECEMBER by the numbers: Total books read: 10 Published in 2022: 8 Backlist titles: 2 Five star reads: 3 Debut novels: 2 Books that are part of a series: 2 Goodreads challenge: 130/120 (108%) GR NetGalley challenge: 77/70 (110%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s DECEMBER 2022 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added SEVEN review commitments to my TBR this month. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received two of these titles from NetGalley. I received three of these titles from Edelweiss. Do any of these titles sound good … Continue reading

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“A Quiet Life” by Ethan Joella – Book Review

“Sometimes you just need to say all the things that are inside you, hurting your heart.” Chuck Ayers – a recent widower who is reeling from the loss of his beloved wife, Cat. Chuck is in his early seventies and … Continue reading

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“Cliff Edge” by Florrie Palmer – Book Review

The cover and the setting are what attracted me to this particular novel. Also, it was set during the Christmas season, so for me it was a seasonal read. I had never read anything by this author, so didn’t know … Continue reading

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“The Vanishing Tide” by Hilary Tailor – Book Review

“It was the burden of the living that they would be left with questions only the dead could answer.” “Secrets only stacked up so high until they toppled and spilled.” Astrid – has recently passed away. She was only sixty-nine … Continue reading

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“The Hiker” by M.J. Ford – Book Review

This is my first time reading the work of M.J. Ford and “The Hiker” has guaranteed that I will be on the lookout for more by this author. The pace was perfect, just fast enough that you wanted to keep … Continue reading

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“The Vanishing of Margaret Small” by Neil Alexander – Book Review

At times a heart-wrenching read, “The Vanishing of Margaret Small” was an astounding debut novel. Based upon interviews with ‘people with learning disabilities’, the author has created a fictionalized tribute to those people, while also reminding us of the dire … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – December 14, 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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“Driven” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

DI Paton is 48 years old and married to Wendy, who suffers from severe depression. He is the father to a teenage boy named Tommy who has Down’s Syndrome. Paton has recently moved to Perthshire, Scotland from England and is … Continue reading

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“Animal Life” by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir – Book Review

Translated from the Icelandic by Brian Fitzgibbon “When a person finally understands what matters, he has often started to ail and hasn’t long to go.” Having never read this author before, I had no preconceived notions as to what I … Continue reading

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