Friday Finds

Is there a book for every taste? We think so. Great Book Recommendations ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers,

Today is Friday and so it’s time for my Friday Finds post! Once again, I’ve 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).

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman from Obsessed with Fairytales

Rachel is an avid reader who enjoys sharing her love of books with others. She usually to posts book reviews multiple times a week and I always enjoy reading her thoughts and like how she sets out her posts. When talking about this sci-fi novella, Rachel admits that: “I’ve had this bookish novel on my radar ever since the cover was released and I’m glad that I finally picked it up. It was a 5 star read that I flew through and adored from page one.

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Becoming by Michelle Obama 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 enjoyed reading this popular autobiography giving it 5 stars, saying: “I loved glimpsing an insider’s view of her life growing up and becoming the woman who showed us an example of how to lead and serve as a role model.

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In Five Years by Rebecca Serle 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. I really enjoy that her personality comes shining through in her reviews. She has begun to review more audiobooks recently and shows the same enthusiasm in her reviews of this format as to print and eBooks. Although, Lindsi wasn’t blown-away by this book, she admits: “Overall, I thought In Five Years was a wonderful book about friendship, and the complexities of relationships in general. Neglectful parents, present parents, married couples, engaged couples, dating couples, and people who just seem to get along really well from the start. It was nice seeing so many different dynamics between the characters, and I thought the author told a wonderful tale that was both meaningful and memorable. It was a love story, just not the one you’re expecting.”

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The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham 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 really loved this historical tale, saying: “An unforgettable tale with characters and stories that will stay with you long after you close the book. The Forgotten Home Child is a must read for fans of historical fiction and the perfect book club read.”

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And my final review this week is from a lovely blogger that I haven’t been following for long but I’m so glad that I do now.

Photo by Tasha @ Always Got Time For Books

Tasha is a fellow Brit and thirtysomething mum of 2 living in South Wales who loves to read. She uses her blog to talk about all things bookish: book reviews, recommendations, list and basically all book-related thoughts that pop into her head on a daily basis! Tasha’s favourite genre is crime and/or psychological thrillers (she loves a secret or mystery to uncover). She also likes reading Chick lit, autobiographies and the odd YA. Tasha really enjoyed this, calling it: “A domestic thriller focusing on both mental and physical abuse within a relationship. Well written, interesting characters and plenty of secrets and surprises to keep you hooked in and turning the pages.

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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 31 December 2012.

With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict relaunched the hop on 15 February 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.


So this week’s question is:

6th – 12th – When did you first know you’re truly a bookworm? Did you lose sleep over a novel?

(submitted by Kri @ The Tired Buyer)

I’ve always preferred to stay in my room reading instead of going outside to play and that has continued into adulthood. 😉

Oh, and I always loose sleep when a good book has me hooked. Did you read my Book Hangover post the other week! 🤣 🤣 🤣

So have you always been a bookworm or is it a recent thing?

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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By Flora

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog -

9 replies on “Is there a book for every taste? We think so. Great Book Recommendations ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop”

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman was one of my favorite reads of 2020. And I am glad it made it to your list.

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