Ten to Talk Through with Dani Redd

January is the perfect time for reading a cosy novel set in some of the world’s chilliest places. If you’re thinking cold, you can’t get much colder than the Arctic Circle.

I read The Arctic Curry Club towards the end of 2021 and fell in love with it. I sat down with Dani Redd to discuss her super short writing window and how her PhD research led to her debut novel.

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Series I Want to Read this Year

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

I adore book series. It gives you the chance to really get to know a character, immerse yourself in their world, and go on a number of journeys (physical or emotional) with them.

In 2022 there are a couple of series I really want to get ticked off. Some of them I’ve actually had on my Kindle for years, so it might be the best time now to start reading them.

A few series here will be completely new, while others I’ve already read the first book. Of course, the majority are romance book series.

Have you read any of these book series? Where should I start?

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Ten to Talk Through with Natalie Normann

If you’re looking for a place to get the Christmas feeling, I don’t think you can do better than Norway. It’s a country that brings up pictures of snow and chilly evenings, so it’s the perfect place for a Christnas romance.

Natalie Normann is a Norwegian author with two fantastic English language romance reads to pick up. Be sure you add Christmas Island to your Christmas reading this year.

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Review: The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.

Blurb:

When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. set of her reality baking show, she loses a lot more than consciousness; she also loses her ability to taste and smell – both critical to her success as show judge. Meanwhile, Charlie’s identical twin, Cass, is frantically trying to hold her own life together back in their quaint mountain hometown while running the family’s bustling bakery and dealing with her ex, who won’t get the memo that they’re over.

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Books by Black Authors on my TBR

There always seems to be so many books to read, so little time in which to read them. These are just some of the books by authors of colour that I need to get to still.

The majority of these books are lounging on my Kindle, meaning I don’t often see them straight up when I think about what my next read will be. Have you read any of them? Is there one here you recommend?

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