2015 – My Top Reads

I wasn’t going to do a top reads list as I feel mean leaving anyone out. But I’ve been reading the lists of bloggers I admire and was interested to see what would make the list. So in no particular order are my reads of the last year. No Other Darkness by Sarah Hilary Another…

Reading Resolutions

Ok I may be a little early but I’m preparing myself for a new reading year. This year I’ve not read as many books as I would have liked (but then again I never do read as many as I’d hope to). I thought though, that as this year comes to an end it may…

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,100 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many…

Toppling the TBR pile – Little, Brown 2016 titles

So to the next culprits to cause the TBR pile to sway precariously. Little, Brown publish under a number of imprints including Corsair, Constable. Blackfriars, Sphere, Abacus, Atom, Piatkus, Piaktus Entice, Virago, Orbit and Little, Brown. Lets take a look at the treats they have lined up for the first half of 2016. The New Year brings with…

Follow Me by Angela Clarke – Extract

Follow Me by Angela Clarke is published on 31 December 2015. Angela and her publishers Avon have kindly let me share this extract with you (remember this extract is subject to copyright so no copying and sharing anywhere else :-)) This extract is from chapter 9 “02:18 Sunday 1 November 1 FOLLOWING  10,554 FOLLOWERS Freddie had been sat…

The Winter Wedding by Abby Clements – Review

Published by Simon & Schuster Publication date – 5 November 2015 Source – review copy “Hazel never set out to be a wedding planner. She was just helping her stressed sister Lila with cakes and décor for her big day. But when Lila and Ollie’s summer ceremony is a runaway success, with guests raving about…

Holly Seddon – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Holly Seddon to the blog. Holly is the author of Try Not to Breathe which is published by Corvus on 7 January 2016. Holly kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Try Not to Breathe. Try Not to Breathe is a psychological thriller that…

TBR Book Tag

TBR Book Tag I was tagged by Naomi Frisby over at The Writes of Woman and having seen this on a number of blogs including Marina Sofia’s Finding Time to Write. Having written it all down, I’ve just confirmed to myself what I already know – the TBR is slightly out of control and has a life…

Toppling the TBR Pile – Orion Publishing 2016 titles

The next publisher to influence my 2016 reading landscape is Orion Publishing. Their imprints include Weidenfeld & Nicolson (W&N), Orion Fiction and Gollancz Here are the titles that catch my eye. Just because I don’t go into details for a particular title doesn’t mean anything, just that I have to limit it somehow or else otherwise I may as…

Jo Bloom – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome author Jo Bloom to the blog. Jo’s novel, Ridley Road was published in paperback on 24 September 2015 by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Jo kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Ridley Road. Ridley Road is inspired by real events surrounding the 62 Group, a…

Paula Brackston – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome author Paula Brackston to the blog. Paula is the author of The Witch’s Daughter, The Winter Witch and The Midnight Witch.  Her new novel, The Silver Witch, is published by Corsair on 3 December 2015 Paula kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Silver Witch.  The…