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.

Throwback Thursday – “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” by Iain Reid – Book Review #ThrowbackThursday #BookReview @reid_iain @ScoutPressBooks

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“Invisible Girl” by Lisa Jewell – Book Review @AtriaBooks #InvisibleGirl @lisajewelluk #BookReview

“No one looked at me. No one saw me. When you wear a hood, you’re invisible.” The Invisible Girl aka Saffyre Maddox – lives with her Uncle Aaron as her other family members are either dead or uninterested. Traumatized when … Continue reading

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“Rules for Moving” by Nancy Star – Book Review

When she was growing up, Lane Mexler’s family moved… OFTEN!  They always seemed to be starting over and her mother frequently spouted her ‘Rules for Moving‘: 1.) Take only what you love 2.) Moving forward means never looking back 3.) … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “Entry Island” by Peter May Book Review

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – September 9, 2020 #readingforpleasure #bookbloggers #WWWWednesday

As I’m continuing to have internet issues here at the cottage, I thought I’d participate in WWW Wednesday again. Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Just … Continue reading

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“Grave’s End” by William Shaw – Book Review

Alex Cupidi lives in the atmospheric locale of Dungeness in Kent. She works for the Kent Serious Crime Directorate. A single mother of a seventeen year old daughter, Zoë, Alex faces challenges in both her work and her home life. … Continue reading

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“The Second Home” by Christina Clancy – Book Review

Ann Gordon – the eldest of the three Gordon children, is seventeen the year that everything changed for her family. This is the year that the family introduces their newest member to the family’s second home, an old saltbox style … Continue reading

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“My Kind of People” by Lisa Duffy – Book Review

Leo – a talented architect, has lived on Ichabod Island his entire life. He has become used to being one of very few black people on the island and the fact that he is gay further influences his distinction from … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “The Possible World” by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

  The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect … Continue reading

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“The Memories We Bury” by H.A. Leuschel – Book Review

Lizzie Thomson – in her mid-twenties, Lizzie is a music teacher who is also a talented pianist. She was raised by a cold and domineering mother and a father who resided uncomfortably under his wife’s thumb. The only source of … Continue reading

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Fictionophile updates – a new month September 2020

A year that all of us will remember – most of us NOT in a good way.  As the autumn nears here in Nova Scotia, we are all keeping our fingers crossed that a second wave of Covid-19 does not … Continue reading

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Challenge Ended – 20 Books of Summer – Success and Failure #20BooksOfSummer20

Back at the beginning of the summer I joined Cathy’s “20 Books of Summer Challenge” which ran from June 1st until September 1st, 2020 At that time I vowed to read the following 20 books:Did I succeed? Yes and No. … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s August 2020 #BookHaul

I’ve added THIRTEEN titles to my TBR this month. I received EIGHT of these titles from NetGalley and Edelweiss (two of which I was invited to review from Grand Central Publishing). I received ONE book directly from Bloodhound Books, ONE … Continue reading

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“The Crossing” by Matt Brolly – Book Review

DI Louise Blackwell – 38 years old, unmarried, and lonely. She recently had a severe career setback at her previous posting in Bristol due to a betrayal from a co-worker. Now, she lives in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and … Continue reading

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“The Hit List” by Holly Seddon – Book Review

Greg Heywood was killed in a bicycle accident in London. As his widow, Marianne Heywood, goes through his belongings she discovers, to her shock and chagrin, that he had delved into the ‘dark web‘.  A bookmarked site on his laptop … Continue reading

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