Friday Finds

Friday Finds – Last Recommendations in May

Hello Avid Readers,

I hope you’re ready for the last Friday Finds post of May! My fellow bloggers have been voracious readers this week, my inbox is overflowing with some great reviews – even when they’ve not completely enjoyed the book they were reading. 😉

I like taking part in the Book Blogger Hop meme 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 have been posting about (in no particular order).

There’s Something About Sweetie (Dimple and Rishi, #2) by Sandhya Menon from Do You Dog-ear?

Lindsi really loves to read and it comes across in the way she writes her posts. She reads most genres and even posts reviews about comics and I really enjoy that her personality comes shining through in her reviews. This story obviously touches close to home for many for many of us.


The Heavens by Sandra Newman from Avalinah’s Books

Evelina is a book blogger and reviewer who’s preferred genres are general fiction, fantasy and scifi, but she also reads non-fiction books on important topics like equality, disability, fair treatment of individuals. Evelina was really moved by this book, both by the writing style and its content.


Review: Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews 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. However, Anne has set herself a goal of reading more Beech Reads recently and as I’ve just listed my Top 5 Summer Reads I though this review was perfect timing.


The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan 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 and has a healthy love of a good horror or Zombie book. This first in series looks to have potential and Kimberly admits to have been caught out by a few unexpected surprises. 😉


And finally is a blogger that I’ve been following for a while now but realised that I haven’t mentioned before – heavens-to-betsy why ever not, she’s brilliant!

Son of a Biscuit!!!! Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman from Beware Of The Reader

Sophie, as with most of us, fell in love with reading when she was very young and the passion for books has followed her into adulthood. Her blog is a fabulous place and I always make time to read her posts. I love her honesty and way with words. This review is a blast and although science fiction isn’t my preferred genre, I might chek this out – once more books in the series have been released! 😉

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!

The Book Blogger Hop meme is 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:

May 31st – June 6thDo you read books over 400 pages? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Ok, so I have to be honest and say that books with this many pages does tend to put me off, 200-300 is my average. That’s not to say I haven’t read longer and really enjoyed them, there are at least half a dozen books on my Goodreads 5 star rating shelf that are over 400.

I think it helps if there’s enough going on in the plot to keep me engaged, for example, Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall was 541 pages long and I absolutely loved it and devoured every page! The same with Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia which is a whopping 735 pages long!

So what about you? Do you read books that have a page count of more than 400? Let me know in the comments.

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

Happy Reading!


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2 replies on “Friday Finds – Last Recommendations in May”

Many of the fantasy books I read are between 400-500 pages. As long as the book has a pretty fast pace, I don’t mind books that long. If it’s a slower-paced book though, I definitely prefer it to be shorter.

Thanks for stopping by!!

That’s totally true! Obviously it depends on the book and the plot. As I said elsewhere, I read books with less than 400 pages that were boring and it took me months to finish, I read books that were more than 400 pages and I could tell that the plot was dragged or bad-plotted and books that were way more than 400 pages and I read them in a few days. It always depends on the books and author. I don’t even know what’s my average, page wise, I think it’s the same as yours.

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