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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Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Challenge criteria: A book in translation (the original version is in Swedish)

Blurb:

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

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Favourite Series and Trilogies

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

I love a standalone novel, but there is something about a series. You get to really know the characters as you stay with them for such a long time. There are a couple of series I’ve read that really stayed with me for a long time. I promise, this won’t just be me giving Harry Potter a huge pat on the back. (Sometimes, he doesn’t really deserve one anyway.)

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Best Debut Books

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

Reading a debut is among my favourite reading pleasures. Especially when you find a really great debut you can’t help but sing about from the rafters. Throughout my reading I’ve read a couple of debut books, but there are some which really stood out above the rest for me. Many of these authors have become auto buys for me on the back of some really stellar debuts.

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Tag Thursday: The 90s Movie Tag

I really love 90s movies. I was born in the early 90s, so I wasn’t exactly of the right viewing age when they came out. I spent a lot of time catching up though. I’ve seen most of the films on this book tag, which I spotted on Kristen Kraves Books, and the rest are definitely on my must watch list.

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