Hello Avid Readers,
I hope you’re ready for the first Friday Finds post of June! My fellow bloggers have been voracious readers this week, filling my inbox with some great reviews – even when they’ve not enjoyed the book they were reading. 😉
I been enjoying being part of the Book Blogger Hop meme which is hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict so I’m doing it again today and my answer to this week’s question is at the bottom of this Friday Finds post.
If you are one of my lovely new followers let me just take a moment to explain what my Friday Finds posts are all about. I like to read, my favourite genre is paranormal romance but I’ve also been known to curl up with the odd urban fantasy or paranormal cozy mysteries too. But it’s a big wide literary world out there and I decided back in January that you, my dear followers, might be interested in the reviews about books from other genres to help you find your next favourite book. Ta!Da! My weekly Friday Finds post was born.
Here are some non-paranormal romance books that fellow book bloggers enjoyed reading (in no particular order).
As I’ve said before, I always make the time to read the articles from this blog because even if I’d never actually read the books he talks about, I love his irreverent reviewing style and honesty. The review for this pamphlet really made me chuckle out loud and reminded me that we DO need to talk about the stuff we read and don’t like because that’s just as important as gushing eloquently about the good stuff.
Sarah’s reading material is diverse and her reviews are always intelligent and honest; this week it’s an audiobook that’s under her microscope. Not everything on Sarah’s blog is about books, she also posts about the places she’s travelled to and her experiences while there. As I’ve said before, Sarah Lockwood’s blog is one that I always make time to read.
This fellow bookworm likes reading a vast array of book genres, but most of the books and audiobooks she reviews on her blog are fiction, women’s fiction, cozy mystery, thriller, fantasy and YA. I love the cover of this collection of short stories and liked reading her reasoned and balanced review.
Jennifer is a reader of various genres and is a self-confessed “chaotic reader”. Jen looks first and foremost at the writing itself before the story; she can’t stomach lousy writing. Like me, she feels that if you’re being published, you should know what you are doing in the field of literature; in other words “You should be better at it than me“. 😉
And last but by no means least…
Suzanne is a proofreader by day, book blogger by night and a devourer of books 24/7. She loves reading most genres; contemporary and historical, adult and YA, and has confessed to also enjoying more and more fantasy lately. Her hobbies include: buying and hoarding of books, rambling about books to anyone who will listen and trying to recommend books to her family and friends.
So, that’s my picks for this week. I hope you find a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself – who knows you may just find your next favourite author!
What’s the oldest work (by publication date) you’ve read? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea)
Looking on my Goodreads shelf it’s my 1988 copy Sourcery (Discworld #5) by Sir Terry Pratchett but I was reading books before I discovered Goodreads 😉 and was forever picking up old books from my local charity shops – it’s where I found my little copy of A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that was published in the early 1900s, the 1970’s paperback copies of Dennis Wheatley’s The Devil Rides Out and my treasured 1930’s copy of Dion Fortune’s The Sea Priestess.
What about you, what’s the oldest published books you’ve read?
Hope you have a good weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great story.
Bye for now! x