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"The chalk man" by C.J. Tudor

This debut novel took me by surprise.  I didn’t know what to think going in. The title leads you to believe it is a ‘serial killer’ novel (it is NOT), and my fellow book bloggers seemed to either love it or… it left them apathetic. 896 more words

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Top Ten New-to-Me Authors in 2017

This was actually last week’s topic, but I mainly covered this week’s topic here, so I’m writing about new-to-me authors instead.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by… 229 more words

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'Mrs Sartoris' by Elke Schmitter ****

Elke Schmitter’s Mrs Sartoris has been described as ‘an explosive first novel – Madame Bovary in modern Germany – about a wife and mother whose failed love affairs have driven her to the edge of sanity and to a startling attempt at vindication.’  It has been translated from its original German by Carol Brown Janeway, and was first published in English in 2002. 502 more words

Best of 2017: Debut Novels

2017 gave us a lot of great first novels, and as I’ve written before, first novels are often an author’s best work — maybe because it’s more raw, or maybe because it’s the story the author is most driven to tell.  162 more words

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"Stella's Christmas wish" by Kate Blackadder

With only two weeks until Christmas, I was in the mood for a ‘feel-good’ Christmas themed story.  This book delivered my wish.

Stella grew up on the Scottish Borders in a tiny town called… 589 more words

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I have just finished listening to a 2017 audio book, Beartown, by Fredrik Backman which was recommended to me by blogging friend, James J. Cudney of This Is My Truth Now, one of my favorite blogs that I follow. 163 more words

December Releases To Look Out For!

Ok, so I know I’ve said this in every New Releases post but I can’t say it enough: NEW MONTH MEANS NEW BOOKS!!!!! And that, my fellow bookworms, is enough to want to live another day. 788 more words