Monthly Archives: April 2023

Fictionophile’s APRIL 2023 Reading Wrap-Up #bookblogger #MonthlyWrapUp

APRIL by the numbers: Total books read: 10 Published in 2023: 9 Backlist titles: 1 Five star reads: 4 Debut novels: 3 Books that are part of a series: 2 Goodreads challenge: 41/120 (34%) GR NetGalley challenge: 22/80 (28%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s APRIL 2023 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I did a little better this month with only NINE new review commitments added to my TBR mountain.(All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received SEVEN of these titles from NetGalley. I received ONE title directly from the author. … Continue reading

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“The Birthday Girl” by Sarah Ward – Book Review

If you are looking to start another crime fiction series then I think this should be the one! The protagonist of the series, Mallory Dawson, is a former Met detective who has had to retire due to medical reasons. She … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – April 26, 2023 #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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“Isaac And The Egg” by Bobby Palmer – Book Review

How do I review a book that is simultaneously heartrendingly sad AND hilariously funny? Twenty-nine year old Isaac Addy is unmoored, adrift, and suicidal. His beloved wife, Mary, has died. He cannot fathom a life without her in it. Just … Continue reading

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“Death Under a Little Sky” by Stig Abell – Book Review

Written partly as an homage to detective fiction, this stellar debut is a must read! Former London police detective Jake Jackson’s marriage has been snuffed out due to apathy and repeated failure to conceive. He and his wife are still … Continue reading

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Cover Love part 113 – Blue Doors #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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“The Lost Wife” by Georgina Lees – Book Review

Told via a ‘before and after‘ format, this thriller was twisty, disturbing, and unsettling. In the present we meet a woman and a young boy who are on the run. They go to a holiday cottage in the Peak District. … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = WAITING #WednesdaysWord #booklovers #bookbloggers #fiction #Fictionophile

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 – April 18, 2023 #NewBook #SwanLight @byphoeberowe @LUAuthors @AmazonPub #TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

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 Lake Union Publishing via NetGalley and I look forward … Continue reading

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