Review: It’s A Wonderful Night by Jaimie Admans

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

One night will change their lives forever…

Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow
when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.

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Review: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Challenge criteria: A book about time travel.

Blurb:

“The first rule is that you don’t fall in love, ‘ he said… ‘There are other rules too, but that is the main one. No falling in love. No staying in love. No daydreaming of love. If you stick to this you will just about be okay.'”

A love story across the ages – and for the ages – about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live
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Review: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb

‘Once I had cleared the bottles away and washed the blood off the floor, I needed to get out of the flat.’

Cordelia Russell has been living on the Côte d’Azur for ten years, posing as a posh English woman fallen on hard times. But her luck is running out. Desperate to escape her grotty flat and grim reality, Cordelia spends a night at a glittering party. Surrounded by the young, beautiful and privileged she feels her age and her poverty. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. It hasn’t taken long for the corpse in her bedroom to commence decomposing …

Liz Nugent’s novel is the dark, twisted and shocking story of what takes Cordelia from an island childhood in Ireland to ruins in Nice.

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Do I Read Weird?

Are you a fiend for a Buzzfeed quiz? Me too. I seem to spend hours scrolling on my phone finding out what kind of cat I am, or what my favourite pizza topping says about my shoe size. I love to share the outcome of these quizzes with everyone I know.

Recently, one quiz caught my eye moreso than any other. It asked readers to take a look at their reading habits and honestly, I was hooked on it. I love calling myself out for being a really bad reader (because I know I have a lot of points that can improve) so a quiz like this one is perfect for me. I’m ready to call myself out as a pretty awful (at times) reader. Care to join me? Why not answer these questions for yourself

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Review: The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan

Challenge criteria: A book that involves a bookshop/library

Blurb:

Given a back-room computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly – dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs. Then a new business nobody else wants catches her eye: owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottish highlands.

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