Review: The Arctic Curry Club by Dani Redd

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.

Blurb:

‘For my whole life I had been looking for home. But why would that be in a place that I’d left? Perhaps I had to keep moving forward in order to find it…’

Soon after upending her life to accompany her boyfriend Ryan to the Arctic, Maya realises it’s not all Northern Lights and husky sleigh rides. Instead, she’s facing sub-zero temperatures, 24-hour darkness, crippling anxiety – and a distant boyfriend as a result.

In her loneliest moment, Maya opens her late mother’s recipe book and cooks Indian food for the first time. Through this, her confidence unexpectedly grows – she makes friends, secures a job as a chef, and life in the Arctic no longer freezes her with fear.

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Most Anticipated Romances of 2022: January to June

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

With a new year always comes a brand new set of books I can’t wait to discover. I have got quite a few books already coming out in the early stages of 2022 that I simply cannot wait to read.

Many of these are from authors whose books I’ve already read and loved. Do you have any I’m missing?

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My Top Books of 2021

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl

Every month of this year, I jotted down the book I loved the most. I like to look back over it and see if those really did stand out, and maybe if I can point out a Book of the Year. This year, there are several contenders.

Have you read any of these? Do our tastes match up or were you slightly more disappointed?

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Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Challenge prompt: A DNF from your TBR

Blurb:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.

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