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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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: Baby It’s Cold Outside by Emily Bell

Challenge prompt: A book set in multiple countries

Blurb:

FATE PULLED THEM APART BUT NOT BEFORE THEY MADE A PROMISE.

TEN CHRISTMASES LATER WILL THEIR WISH COME TRUE . . .

As Norah battles alone, yet again, through the bustling December crowds outside Fortnum & Mason, she hears the first notes of a busker’s song that transports her back to the most romantic week of her life.

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Book Series on my TBR

I do love a good standalone book, but there’s something about a series that feels a little special. I love following a character throughout their life, watching them grow, and checking in on them.

There are lots of series I have on my shelves, either ones I’ve already started or will be completely new. Are there any you recommend I start with now?

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Books for People Who Don’t Read

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

Quite a few of the people in my life are readers, but there is always the few who are starting out. Often they come to me looking for a suggestion on what to read. Without knowing the intricacies of their tastes, it can be hard to judge. So, I’ve come up with a few stock answers.

Have you read any of these? Would you recommend them?

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