Friday Finds

Friday Finds – Horror and Crime Reads plus Book Blogger Hop

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 week 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).


The Way Up To Heaven by Roald Dahl from KayCKay Book Reviews

An avid reader, this amazing book blogger read 217 books in 2018! 217!! She listens to audiobooks confesses to opening up the Kindle app to read books just about any moment she has! I love the way she sets out her pros and cons for each book she tells us about. I had no idea that Roald Dahl wrote horror, did you?


Teatro Grottesco – Thomas Ligotti from Duke De Richleau’s Nocturnal Revelries

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. If the collection of horror stories within this book gave him nightmares then I am definitely steering clear – would you be brave enough?


The Monk by Timony McKeever from Literary Titan

If you don’t know, Literary Titan are a group of discerning reviewers that seem to find independent published works in every genre. Their blog has over 3,000 followers alone! This title warranted a 5 star review – not something that happens very often; a crime novel about a cop turned monk set in the 1980’s written by an ex-cop.


Review: The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell from

Anne Mendez usually reviews books in the historical fiction genre, including all the sub-genres, e.g. mystery, thriller, romance, etc. and although this is a genre I rarely read myself, I always enjoy her thoughts and I’m almost tempted to dip my toe into the historical pool. Anne admits that this book disturbed her and recommends it to fans of Gothic fiction, especially Victorian era Gothic fiction, like she loves.


And finally is a blogger that I’ve just started following.

Children in Chains (D.I. Paolo Sterling Book 2) by Lorraine Mace from Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews

Christie and Danielle are very passionate about the books they read and want to share that passion with everyone who visits their highly popular blog. They read pretty much anything that interests them and share their reviews as well as taking part in lots of book tours, new release blitz and cover reveals.


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!

This week, I’ve decided to take part in the Book Blogger Hop meme hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict. A question is posted each week, you answer the question and visit others blogs to see what their answers are. Easy!

So this week’s question is:

Would you or do you choose a book solely on the cover? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

The cover is definitely what attracts me in the first instance but I always read the blurb too. 😉


Hope you have a good weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great story.

Happy Reading!


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(9) Comments

  1. Wow, I didn’t know that Dahl wrote anything but children’s books! I hope it is a good one.

    1. No, neither did I Jo.

  2. In the past I would have found covers irrelevant because generally only the spine and therefore the title is what would have caught my eye, but since so much of my browsing is online now it does have more influence I think.
    Thanks for sharing some more links to visit.

  3. Same here. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. I’ve really enjoyed Laura Purcell in the past, so I’ll have to check out this one too.

  5. Great book covers are just so eye catching!!

  6. agreatreviewer says:

    I feel like this has been the case with most of us! Though I did see someone say that the cover doesn’t have much effect on their decision to pick it up or not!

    Thanks for visiting my BBH!

  7. Erica Watkins says:

    Covers snag me each and every time.

  8. Haven’t heard of these yet! Very interesting 🙂

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