I have had to admit defeat

As an avid reader, it doesn’t happen often but sometimes I have to admit to myself that a book and I are not compatible.

Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of Reasons to be Cheerful for an honest review.

I looked forward to reading this book, having been a teenager in the mid 1980’s. However I have not been enjoying this book. I will try again in a few months.

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I need more than 5 stars for The Perfect Betrayal by Lauren North

Thank you to Net Galley for an early copy for an honest review with no spoilers.

This is a 5 plus star thriller – Lauren North has written a book that you don’t want to put down – you must buy the book but you must make sure that you have a quiet weekend planned because you won’t want to go out or do anything else.

This is one of only a handful of books that have stopped me going to sleep because I was trying to work out was going to happen next. 

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Island Song by Madeleine Bunting – 5 star novel

Thank you to Net Galley for an early copy for an honest review with no spoilers.

This is a book that I would be happy to recommend to friends and family. I had very little knowledge of the occupation of Guernsey during World War 2 but felt the need after reading this novel to learn more about this island.

The author really brought the characters (and the island) to life and I found myself willing them to solve the mysteries that I was waking up in the night and thinking about. I also found myself wondering how I would have coped with the situation Helene was in. 

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