Author Archives: Fictionophile

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.

Wednesday’s Word = BAY #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 – February 7, 2023 #NewBook #QueenOfDirtIsland #DonalRyan @VikingBooksUK @penguinrandom #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 Viking/Penguin Random House via Edelweiss and I’ll be reading … Continue reading

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“Fatal Secrets” by Anita Waller – Book Review

What a cracking beginning to a new crime series! With likeable characters, a fast-paced plot, and an interesting storyline, “Fatal Secrets” is a winner! Set in Sheffield, this crime thriller features members of the South Yorkshire Police. It has a … Continue reading

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“Maureen” by Rachel Joyce – Book Review

As one of the millions of readers around the world who read and loved “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” and “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey“, it was a no-brainer that I would read “Maureen“, a novella that … Continue reading

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“Shared Sorrows” by Vincent Panettiere – Book Review

“Shared Sorrows” is a thoughtful and engrossing work of literary fiction. Fitting, because the protagonist, Frank DioGuardia, is a professor of literature. Frank, who is in late middle age, is approaching the anniversary of his father’s death that will signify … Continue reading

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

 JANUARY by the numbers: Total books read: 10 Published in 2023: 7 Backlist titles: 3 Five star reads: 1 Debut novels: 2 Books that are part of a series: 1 Goodreads challenge: 10/120 (8%) GR NetGalley challenge: 3/80 (4%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s JANUARY 2023 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added TEN review commitments to my TBR this month. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received six of these titles from NetGalley. I received three of these titles from Edelweiss. I received this title so that I … Continue reading

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“The Chamber And The Cross” by Lisa K. Shapiro and Deborah K. Reed – Book Review

This book has its own website with some stunning photographs! https://www.thechamberandthecross.com/ Anyone who enjoys a dual timeline novel packed with authentic historical detail needs to read this book. With one part rooted in the present and the other (the bulk … Continue reading

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“Ghost 19” by Simone St. James – Book Review

I’ve read a few novels by Simone St. James so when I saw this novella on Amazon, I just had to buy it. Of the novels by this author that I have read, “The Broken Girls” is probably my favorite. … Continue reading

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“The Skeleton Key” by Erin Kelly – Book Review

Nell Churcher is the protagonist of the story. She lives in London, on a narrowboat without a permanent mooring. She shares her humble abode with fifteen year old Billie, who is the daughter of Nell’s former boyfriend. Despite her affluent … Continue reading

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