Category Archives: Reading

Fictionophile’s SEPTEMBER 2021 Reading Wrap-Up #MonthlyWrapUp

In the past month I’ve read TWELVE novels. And, would you believe it, SIX of them were 5 star reads! I enjoyed every one of them, some more than others of course. WHAT A DILEMMA!  I have never had such … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s AUGUST 2021 Reading Wrap-Up #MonthlyWrapUp

In the past month I’ve read TEN novels. I enjoyed every one of them, some more than others of course. “Margreete’s Harbor” by Eleanor Morse This was one of those novels that I just knew would become one of my … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s JULY 2021 Reading Wrap-Up #MonthlyWrapUp

In the past month I’ve read eight novels. My reading momentum was curtailed by a surgery and ongoing recovery, so only eight novels read this month, but I enjoyed every one of them! “Magpie Lane” by Lucy Atkins This novel … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s JUNE 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

In the past month I’ve read thirteen novels. I honestly cannot pick a ‘Book of the Month‘ for June. Of the 13 titles I read, there were SIX standout, 5 star reads! Here, I will tell you a little bit … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – June 23, 2021 #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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Fictionophile’s MAY 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

May turned out to be a productive month – reading wise, probably due mostly to the fact that Nova Scotia is still in lockdown. In the past month I’ve read thirteen novels.  I had aimed for a dozen, but managed … Continue reading

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“White Oaks” by Jill Hand – Book Review

In a Greek Revival plantation mansion in Georgia, Blanton Toombs Trapnell is celebrating his ninetieth birthday. He is an abrasive and ornery old man. His three adult children come home to celebrate with him – all with a view to … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – May 12, 2021 #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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Fictionophile’s APRIL 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

April turned out to be a productive month – reading wise. In the past month I’ve read twelve novels.  I had designated April 2021 as a ‘NetGalley‘ month, so all twelve of my reads were books that I had downloaded … Continue reading

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“The Timekeeper’s Son” by Sara Baker – Book Review

Josh Lovejoy is a teenager who is also an aspiring filmmaker. A ‘good’ boy, an only son, he lives in a small town in Georgia. One sweltering summer night, he uncharacteristically shares some marijuana after a filming session. High, he … Continue reading

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In April I’ll be reading only NetGalley titles

At present, I have 133 books on my NetGalley shelf waiting to be read and reviewed. In order to make a dent in that alarming number I’ve decided to read only NetGalley titles during the month of April. If your … Continue reading

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Fictionophile Blog Update – First Quarter of 2021

Yes folks, 2021 has reached the 1/4 mark. In an effort to keep organized and structure my reading, I’ve compiled this post to track my reading progress since January 1st. I have read 35 books so far this year and … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s MARCH 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

March turned out to be a productive month – reading wise. In the past month I’ve read twelve novels and two novellas.  There are many stellar reads here, and truth be told I enjoyed them all and none of them … Continue reading

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“The Boatman’s Wife” by Noëlle Harrison – Book Review

Secrets. We all have them, yet some are more consequential than others. When young Lily Fitzgerald is widowed at the tender age of twenty-four, she discovers that her beloved husband has been harboring a serious secret indeed. 2017 – Lily … Continue reading

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“Season of Second Chances” by Aimee Alexander – Book Review

Grace Sullivan left her small Irish village to go to university in Dublin. She wanted to follow in her beloved father’s footsteps and become a doctor. While in the big city she met and fell in love with Simon Willoughby, … Continue reading

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