Review: The No Show by Beth O’Leary

Challenge prompt: A book with cutlery on the cover or in the title


Three women who seemingly have nothing in common find that they’re involved with the same man in this smart new rom-com by Beth O’Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare.

Siobhan is a quick-tempered life coach with way too much on her plate. Miranda is a tree surgeon used to being treated as just one of the guys on the job. Jane is a soft-spoken volunteer for the local charity shop with zero sense of self-worth.

These three women are strangers who have only one thing in common: They’ve all been stood up on the same day, the very worst day to be stood up–Valentine’s Day. And, unbeknownst to them, they’ve all been stood up by the same man.

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10 Books I Would Keep Forever

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

Recently I took a look at 10 Irish books I could never part with. It’s a series I’ve seen on Book Tube a few times in the last few weeks, and I felt like putting a patriotic spin on it.

Of course, that then gave me ideas for 10 non-Irish books I would keep on my shelves forever. Some of them come from my childhood, some are favourites from my adult years, and there are a few in between too.

Have you read any of these? Would you keep them too or unhaul?

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Books with Nature Themes

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

I absolutely adore being out in nature. I love a walk through the woods, sitting in the park with a picnic, or reading by the waterside.

This can be further improved when reading books with nature in them. If you want to get in on those vibes, try these books out for size.

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If I Could Only Keep 10 Irish Books

I’ve seen the concept of “if I could only keep 10 books” on Book Tube, but I wanted to put my own spin on it.

So, I came up with 10 books by Irish authors I wouldn’t part with, if I had to get rid of every other book I own. This is a pretty strong endorsement for some of my favourite books from across my life.

Have you read any of these? Would you also keep them and only them, or is there another book on your list instead?

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Books with Adjectives in the Title

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

This post combines two of my favourite things: books and grammar. I always loved English classes in school, and if it was a grammar lesson even better.

Today’s post brings in adjectives, which my first class teacher defined as “describing words”. We’re talking colours, shapes, numbers, so many other things to bring some vibrancy to your book titles.

These are just some of my favourite books with adjectives in the titles. Do you know and love any others?

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