Welcome to another week of bookish updates. This week has been another good week for reading, to be fair though, I did have the week off work so it did give me a little more time for catching up on one of my favourite hobbies. A day earlier than usual as I do have a few Blog Tour posts this week, oh and a trip to the dentist 😁 just a filling and a clean.
I have also managed to get out in the garden, something that I have been waiting to do for a while. I have started the weeding and getting the veg patch ready, even though it is too early for me to plant anything yet! It was just nice to get outside and start. Oh and if anyone knows where I put my netting I would love to know! I have hunted high and low and I am damned if I can find it!!!
So here is what I have read…
When I saw Alexandria – The Quest for the Lost City by Edmund Richardson on NetGalley I knew it was one I wanted to read. It is a mix of several things I do have an interest in, history, adventure and a lost city. This is a non-fiction historical account of Charles Masson and his search for one of Alexanders cities. This is a historical book but does not read like one. So accessible but still full of facts and information. I adored this rogue and he way the author has told the story. One I would defintiely recommend. It is due to be published beginning of May.
The Big Ol’ Bike by Rachael Clarke was one that I snuck in to help out with a blog tour and I am so glad I had time to read this. The illustrations are also by the author and the story is one of a young boy who is made to doubt himself by a group of bullies. I adored this story a lot and I thought it would be a great book for sitting and discussing with youngsters. A wonderful story that again I would recommend.
I do like a book that has a slim synopsis, The Silent Friend by Diane Jeffrey has one that doesn’t give much away at all. This is a crime thriller as such because a crime was committed. For me however this was more about how the characters dealt with it, so a psychological aspect is a major part of the story. A story that is quite crafty and had a were heart-stopping moments as well a bombshells. Keep an eye out for the Blog Tour.
The Housewife by Alex Kane is a fabulous story and as the cover suggests it is a gritty and gripping crime thriller. It is a gangland crime story that is set in an estate in Glasgow. With three main characters, the author has woven a brilliant story that had me guessing and it wasn’t until I was getting closer to the end that the full picture emerged. A brilliant book that I will share my full review of as part of the Blog Tour.
I seem to have been on a bit of a crime mission this week! Trust Me by T.M. Logan is another gripping and tense read and one that kept me guessing. Why would a woman hand over her baby and then leave the train they were travelling on? This is what happened to Ellen as she was making her way home. Instead, she is drawn into such a devious plot and the title “Trust Me” is one that is perfect for this story, especially as I didn’t know who I could trust! Another book that is part of a Blog Tour.
After all this crime I decided to choose something a little more lighter! You will have to see what that is on next weeks round up 🙂
So that leaves me to wish you all a very happy week ahead.
All the best to you all
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