Friday Finds

So Many Reading Genres To Choose From ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers,

Today is Friday so it’s time for another Friday Finds post. I have found some great reviews around the blogosphere that I want to share with you this week.

I am enjoying being part of the weekly  Book Blogger Hop meme too, 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 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.

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

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly 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. After reading this war time romance, Anne says that she loved “the whole premise of the gunner girls and the romances that developed across two dueling plot timeline and I finished it feeling content and looking forward to more of Kelly’s historical fiction. It was a fun read and an enjoyable way for me to pass a few lazy afternoons day dreaming of my own RAF pilot!


Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell 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. Jessie posted her review for this saying, “that I while loved Carry On more, I still enjoyed the heck out of this book and I’m not mad that I ordered two of the special edition copies. I can’t what to get my hands on the next one! Hopefully, it will be out some time next year!


Just an Illusion – Side A by D Kelly from The Secret World of Book Lovers

Carla really does read all types of genres. Her reviews are very informative and she adds lots of links to help her followers to connect to the authors too. Her site also hosts cover reveals and blog tours and this book review is one of those.Carla loved this adult romance and said that “it was an amazing book! I can’t wait for the next one; I literally need it now to survive!


The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater 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; she has some great weekly discussion posts and I love her honesty and way with words in her reviews.


And my final review this week is from a fairly recent follow…

There Will Come Darkness by Katy Rose Pool from Reader Voracious

Kal is a thirty-something Californian gal who absolutely loves reading, travel, hiking, tea, video games, and unicorns. She 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 debut fantasy novel and “can’t wait to continue the series! I recommend this to readers who like large casts of characters, doomsday prophecy, and tightly plotted narratives.”


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 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:

Do you read classics? If so, what is your favourite?

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

No, not on a regular basis. I have read a few Sherlock Holmes novels, Dracula by Bram Stoker and I enjoyed reading myths. Does that count? 😉

So what about you? Are you a reader of the classics? What even qualifies as classics – with each decade that passes before my eyes, stuff that I used to read, wear, watch and listen to is classed as “vintage“!

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

Happy Reading!


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(8) Comments

  1. Yeah, I don’t really read classics. Most of what makes them a classic in this time, well, compared to books being written right now, is a different style, and it’s like you have to translate, and that takes me, at least, out of the story. Which makes me disinclined to read classics. Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  2. Oooo! There Will Come Darkness sounds like something really interesting!

  3. I haven’t read any classics, other than Dracula, in years. I keep telling myself I should probably read more of them, but I never actually fit them into my schedule.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you have an awesome rest of the week! 🙂

    1. Thanks Ashley ♥️

  4. I have the Raven Boys on my TBR. One day I’ll get to it.
    Mythology has inspired modern stories so they should count as classics.

  5. I totally agree with The Light Over London, and it is amazing, and I actually can’t wait to get into Julia Kelly’s new book The Whisper of War.

    Hope you have a great reading week.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog….Classics aren’t a regular part of my reading either.

    I have only read THE LIGHT OVER LONDON from your list.

    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

  7. Book Review Hub says:

    I’m also looking forward to reading The Raven King. It’s a great list 🙂

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