June Round-Up – The Books I Read In June 2016

In June I read seven books, one non-fiction and six fiction: Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham (Ebury Press) – I began June by reading a non-fiction book which I don’t do very often. As a big fan of Chris Packham I was very excited to read his memoir and I thoroughly enjoyed …

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The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

There have been so many brilliant books so far this year and today I have added Beth Lewis’ debut novel – The Wolf Road – to that list. I was really intrigued by the premise and as it was selected as June’s Goldsboro ‘Book of the Month’ I had high hopes, and I wasn’t disappointed. …

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Where Roses Never Die by Gunnar Staalesen

Translated by Don Bartlett, Where Roses Never Die is the latest novel in Norwegian author Gunnar Staalesen’s ‘Varg Veum’ Series. This series follows private investigator Varg Veum and in this latest story Veum is recruited to solve a mysterious case that has remained unsolved for twenty five years. ‘I had my own daily demons to …

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A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

As soon as I heard about A Certain Age, the latest novel from Beatriz Williams I couldn’t wait to read it. Set during the Jazz Age in 1920’s New York it promised romance, revelations and long kept secrets and it certainly didn’t disappoint. ‘I don’t know think I know the answer. Something is lost. Something …

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Nerdy Bookworm Box Unboxing – June 2016

This month I received my first Nerdy Bookworm Box through the post. Nerdy Bookworm is a new, monthly subscription box service for book lovers specialising in fantasy and science fiction Young Adult titles. The Nerdy Bookworm Box costs £29.99 per box which includes free shipping in the UK and is available as a subscription or …

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Stallo by Stefan Spjut

This month, my book club read was Stallo written by Swedish author Stefan Spjut. Translated by Susan Beard this is a supernatural thriller which tells the story of two mysteries, twenty five years apart, and the strange events that may link them... “There was something wrong with them,” she says...”They were sick. Do you understand?” …

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The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader

I first came across The Anchoress in my local Waterstones when my eyes were drawn to its striking cover featuring a swallow in flight and on reading the blurb I knew it was one for me. As a fan of historical fiction I was curious about this story set in 13th century England which featured …

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