2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Today I am marking off my twenty fourth #24th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: On an island off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater. Old friends. Past grudges. Happy families. Hidden jealousies. Thirteen guests. One body.… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

Book Review: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

Title: So Lucky Author: Dawn O’Porter Published: October 21st 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins – GB Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Fearless, frank and for anyone who’s ever doubted themselves, So Lucky is the straight-talking new novel from the Sunday Times bestseller. IS ANYONE’S LIFE . . . Beth shows that women really can have… Continue reading Book Review: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · Giveaway · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates & GIVEAWAY!

Title: Inheritance of Secrets Author: Sonya Bates Published: April 20th 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A brutal murder. A wartime promise. A quest for the truth. Kate Furnivall meets Caroline Overington in a gripping, page-turning mystery. No matter how far you run, the past will always find you. Juliet’s… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates & GIVEAWAY!

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

Today I am marking off my seventh #7 checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Jenny is unloved, unemployable and emotionally unfiltered. Her long-suffering friends seem sick of her and whilst her social media portrays her life as a bed of roses, it is more of a dying succulent. Could things get any… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

2020 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

Better Reading Preview: The Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg

Title: The Gilded Cage Author: Camilla Lackberg Published: March 23rd 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars All that glitters… People would kill to have Faye Adelheim’s life. She lives in an ultra-swanky apartment in the most exclusive area of Stockholm, she has a gorgeous husband who gives her everything… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: The Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · Germany · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The German House by Annette Hess

Today I am marking off my second checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Set against the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963, Annette Hess’s international bestseller is a harrowing yet ultimately uplifting coming-of-age story about a young female translator-caught between societal and familial expectations and her unique ability to speak truth to power-as… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The German House by Annette Hess

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · book bingo · historical fiction

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 18: ‘Written by an Australian Woman’- The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 18: ‘Written by an Australian Woman’- The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

Title: The Other Half of Augusta Hope Author: Joanna Glen Published: July 1st 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins – GB Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. At six, she’s memorising the dictionary. At seven, she’s correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Love and Other Battles by Tess Woods

Title: Love and Other Battles Author: Tess Woods Published: June 17th 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins – AU Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Three generations of women. Three heartbreaking choices. One unforgettable story. 1969: Free-spirited hippie Jess James has no intention of falling for a soldier … but perhaps some things are not in our power to stop.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Love and Other Battles by Tess Woods

2019 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Title: The Huntress Author: Kate Quinn Published: February 18th 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 560 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars On the icy edge of Soviet Russia, bold and reckless Nina Markova joins the infamous Night Witches – an all-female bomber regiment – wreaking havoc on Hitler’s eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown… Continue reading Book Review: The Huntress by Kate Quinn