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).
A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison from The Bookish Libra
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. Suzanne really enjoyed this romance, saying: “A Love Hate Thing is an emotional roller coaster filled with heartwarming moments as well as its fair share of tearjerker moments. If a story about family, belonging, love, loss, and ultimately finding a way to move forward sounds like your kind of read, give Whitney D. Grandison’s A Love Hate Thing a chance.”
Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis 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 contemporary romance saying: “Swoon… I think Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis was my favorite Wildstone romance to date. I laughed, swooned, cried and damn it I want to book a room at the B&B and eat blueberry pancakes!”
Loose Ends by Morgan Brice from Goldilox and the Three Weres
Christen (aka Goldilox), Margaret (aka Gretl) and Jessie (aka Rose Red) are a fabulous trio of readers who love the paranormal. They primarily review Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, adult and YA Fantasy which is why I follow their blog. Rose Red reviewed this paranormal mystery romance and loved it, saying: “This series makes me want more romance books with established couples at the center. I loved this newest addition to what is becoming one of my favorite series! I can’t recommend them enough. If you’re looking for a riveting M/M paranormal romance thrillers, you need to pick up the Badlands books ASAP!“
The House on the Lake by Nuala Ellwood from Charlotte Burt’s Books (Formally Engrossed in a Good Book)
Charlotte is an avid reader of all things literary, with a guilty pleasure for fantasy novels but also likes reading non-fiction where the subject has grabbed her interest, most of all books on Buddhism and meditation, art, drawing and painting but also popular science. Charlie really enjoyed this thriller, saying: “I totally enjoyed this book, I think it’s been the best thriller I have read since her last book. If you like your thrillers dark and twisty without too much gore or horror, then this will keep you captivated for a while.“
And my final review this week is from a wonderful blogger who I’ve been following for quite a while…
One-Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell from KayCKay Book Reviews
An avid reader, this amazing book blogger also listens to audiobooks and confesses to opening up the Kindle app to read books just about any moment she has! Kindred spirit, right?! KCK reads so many more diverse genres than me, it’s embarrassing but I love the way she sets out her pros and cons for each book she tells us about. She sums up this story by saying: “Even though it is more family drama than psychological thriller, if you are a Lisa Jewell fan you will enjoy this book. I absolutely recommend it!“
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:
What were some of the most memorable books you read as a child? What made them memorable?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
Like so many of my fellow book bloggers, I’ve been a bookworm all my life: I love reading! The books that stick out for me in my early childhood, i.e. preteen (as a teenage bookworm I loved horror), are those classics from Enid Blyton The Wishing Chair and The Enchanted Wood as well as a couple of compilations from A.A. Milne. Then when I was about 10 or 11 I found a book containing some Greek fairytales…
I lost count of the number times I read these well love books (as you can see from their condition) and got lost in their stories. They still sit on my bedroom bookshelf forty years later.
So, what about you? Do you have any childhood books that still hold a place in your heart? I’d love to hear what they are.
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.
9 replies on “Sharing the love: Book reviews from my fellow bloggers ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop”
A.A. Milne was one of my childhood favorites too. 🙂
The wishing chair! I totally forgot about this one! I wish I still had the copies of books I had as child but I’ve misplaced them over the years.
I was kinda obsessed with the Goosebumps books for awhile. Those were so much fun. I liked The Babysitters’ Club and Nancy Drew too. 🙂
Between about 6 and 9 I adored Enid Blyton- everything from The Faraway Tree to Famous Five and Mallory Towers. I also read everything Judy Blume. I was about 10 when I switched to reading mostly adult books.
Love your answer! Thanks for stopping by. As you know I didn’t read as a child since you read my answer 😛 so I don’t have any childhood memorable book… but I did have a horror-fase when I was a teenager, too. Can’t touch an horror now…
See yah next week and have a nice weekend!
OOh nice! I remember being introduced to Greek mythology…I believe in 7th grade, so at the height of my reading gig! I loved reading about the different myths about the gods and goddesses and learning how certain things came to exist. They reminded me of the fairy tales I grew up on but different in theme.
Thanks for visiting my BBH!
I’ve never heard of Enid Blyton, but I do remember AA Milne. I don’t think I read many of the books though. Just the movies.
I loved the Little House series! I still do (although some of the opinions in the books should stay firmly in the past!) but I’ve always loved Laura’s plucky attitude. I was a kid who got in trouble, much like Laura, so I identified with her spirited behavior. Lol. I also loved the Ramona books – probably for similar reasons. Lol.
I always enjoy reading these posts and discovering new books and bloggers, thank you.