For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2023

The Love of My Other Life by C.J. Connelly | paperback | I received this for Christmas | I quite enjoyed this, but found the plot a little confusing at times. The People on Platform Five by Clare Pooley | Kindle | A group of disparate people are thrown together and gradually become friends as their lives change … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2023

For the Love of Books | Titles on Pre-Order

I’ve a number of books on pre-order, all on Kindle. Please note that the release dates are for the UK – other countries may well have a different one. The Sweet Spot: A Novel by Amy Poeppel | published on 31 January | I saw this recommended on Instagram and am looking forward to reading … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Titles on Pre-Order

For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2022

There wasn’t a stand out favourite amongst all the books I read last year, no equivalent of Eleanor or Daisy, but I still have five titles that I’d encourage you to read. The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel | paperback | an early contender for favourite read of the year and read in February 2022. The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley | … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2022

Annual Blog Review | 2022

Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2021. Awkward selfie #1 Awkward selfie #2 Let’s also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 250 posts, totaling 37,544 words. There were 1,422 comments and 984 likes. I have 420 followers. Throughout 2022 one thing continued to remain … Continue reading Annual Blog Review | 2022

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2022

Truth be told, I did not read anything worth telling you about during December, but what I will mention are the books I received for Christmas. The Love of My Other Life by C.J. Connelly | This isn't what I would have bought for myself, as I am not usually a fan of the alternative … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2022

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2022

Two of the books I read had a festive theme, which was accidentally timely. Always, in December | Emily Stone | Kindle | A debut novel which caught me by surprise. I thought this would be an uplifting read; it turned out to be anything but. The story is well written and draws you in … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2022

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2022

Thank You For Listening | Julia Whelan | Kindle | Two audiobook narrators find love in this meta take on contemporary publishing. Romance enthusiasts always roll their eyes when critical readers mock the “predictability” of the genre. In her long-anticipated second novel, top-tier narrator Whelan (Educated, The Great Alone, and 2022’s Book Lovers) takes us deep into the … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2022

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2022

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith | Hardback | There was a lot of reading to be done! The plot revolves around a murdered game designer and a possible link to internet trolls - of which, the author has plenty of real-life, first-hand experience. The plot was overly complicated in places, in my opinion, … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2022