Some Wonderful Reads for a Happy New Year ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers,

Today is the first Friday of 2020! It’s time for my first Friday Finds post of the year. Once again, I have found some great book reviews around the blogosphere that I want to share with you this week.

I like being part of the weekly  Book Blogger Hop meme, hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict, so I’m doing it again today: you can read my answer to this week’s question at the bottom of this 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 cosy mystery too. BUT it’s a big wide literary world out there and I decided back in January 2019 that you, my dear followers, might be interested in reading reviews about books from other genres to help find your next read. Ta!Da! My weekly Friday Finds post was born.

So, here are some book reviews that my fellow book bloggers have enjoyed reading (in no particular order).

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon from Reader Voracious

Kal is a thirty-something Californian gal who absolutely loves reading, travel, hiking, tea, video games, and unicorns. One of her regular blog posts features interviews with readers from around the world! Kal enjoys strong female characters and anti-heroes and when she’s not engrossed in a book, can be found communing with nature. Kal really enjoyed this books, she said: “What a beautiful story about love and sacrifice. I laughed, I cried. Sometimes at the same time.

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Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon by Charles Casillo from An Interior Journey

Laurel-Rain’s blog is an eclectic place full of creativity. She’s a retired social worker, mother and grandmother who loves movies and collecting things. She is a writer, book reviewer and obsessive blogger (her words). 😉 Laurel-Rain gave this book 5 stars although she admits that parts of this book: “left me very sad for this vulnerable and lonely woman.

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My Darling Duke (Sinful Sunflowers #1) by Stacy Reid from Wonderfully Weird Book Reviews

Rebecca is an avid reader who has an insatiable appetite for new books and giving her opinion. She loves any books where romance is a main theme from YA to erotica, and everything in between. Rebecca thought that this historical romance was really good, saying: “I highly recommend Ms Reid’s works to any historical romance fans. She creates rich imaginative characters, and I am eagerly awaiting the next in this new and exciting series.”

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An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow from Caffeinated Reviewer

Kimberly is a self proclaimed audiobook junkie, avid reader and coffee drinker. She doesn’t limit herself to just reading one genre but reads books from young adult to hot and steamy romances with a healthy love of a good horror or Zombie book. Kimberly says: “it’s the perfect time for a feel good romance and An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow has all the elements you’ll love. Cute puppies, suspense, a hottie search and rescue dude and a smart surgeon who needs to discover what’s truly important in life.

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And my final review this week, is from a wonderful blogger that I found through The Write Reads on Twitter only recently.

Screamcatcher: Web World by Christy J. Breedlove from _For Books Sake

Dani is a fellow book blogger from the UK who’s favourite genres are horror, mystery & thriller, true crime and historical fiction. She’s a twentysomething mum and a self proclaimed Harry Potter fanatic and a definite Slytherin. Dani admits that this book is: “definitely not my usual type of book. I usually stick to horrors and thrillers, rather than fantasy and I don’t often venture in to the YA genre either, so this was really out of my comfort zone. However, after reading the synopsis for the book, I was extremely intrigued, and I am glad that I gave it a chance.

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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!

Now on to the Book Blogger Hop meme which was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012.

With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop starts on a Friday and ends the following Thursday with a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

Easy!

So this week’s question is:

3rd – 9th – Do you have any New Year’s Blogging Resolutions?

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I used to set myself some New Year’s Resolutions – lose weight, run 5k in 30 minutes, keep in touch with my friends in Real Life – but every year they only lasted for the first couple of months and then fell by the wayside. I haven’t ever set blogging resolutions and don’t think I ever will as, for me, they feel too restrictive rather than helpful but I am always looking to hone my blogging skills. 😉

Do you have any resolutions, either for your blog or for your real life?

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I hope you have a great weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great book.

Happy Reading!

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5 thoughts on “Some Wonderful Reads for a Happy New Year ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

  1. I’ve made a couple of bookish resolutions; to actively read more women in science fiction and fantasy (generally my go-to genres) and also to read more new releases. I mostly read older books and would love to keep up with some of the exciting new stuff that is coming out in SFF these days.

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  2. I try to make bookish resolutions like reading/posting more but aside from that I don’t make resolutions anymore, so I won’t stress myself too much over them.
    Happy reading this week! An Alaskan Christmas looks like something I’d enjoy, thanks for sharing the posts.

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