Monday, 3 August 2020

Read With Me 2020 #31

Hello there lovely readers.

Welcome to this weeks Read With Me, the first in August I might add!


I have a feeling being the summer holidays that the links will slow down but I will still be here every week incase you'd like to join in.

After the previous week's fast pace of reading, I slowed dow to virtually nothing as the husband had a week off work.

Friday, 31 July 2020

This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens Book Review

I love Netgalley.

I'm not sure how often I've said that on my blog but it's true.

That site has provided me with so many beautifully written books to read over the time that I've been signed up to it. Novels that I perhaps wouldn't have even thought to buy for myself. 

And sometimes you come across a story that just captures both your heart and imagination, and that is what happened when I had the privilege of reading This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens (thank you Netgalley and Random House UK).


When Minnie meets Quinn at a NYE party, it’s clear that they’ve got nothing in common – except for the strange fact of their being born in the same place at the same time on New Year’s Eve. A crazy coincidence, but not a reason to pursue a friendship, and definitely not an excuse for Quinn to hope for something more.

He is a privileged party boy who believes the world is his for the taking. She is a hard-working realist, whose lack of confidence tends to hold her back.

Opposites don’t really attract…it’s not like this is a rom-com, right?

The clock strikes midnight, their moment passes, and another year begins. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each frustrating interaction somehow seems to push their lives in the right direction? Could it be that instead of clashing, their different outlooks might complement each other?

Perhaps now is the time for them to finally come together...

Let me start by saying this is a book that I will definitely be re-reading and if that isn't positive enough, you can continue to read the rest of my review.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson Blog Tour

When you think of a weekend away I bet you're thinking perhaps a child free time to relax and unwind (I know I would) but that's not quite what you get when you delve into Sarah Alderson's latest novel ...


Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they’ve faced it all – be it Orla’s struggles as a new mother or Kate’s messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, they can always look forward to their annual weekend away.

This year, they’re off to Lisbon: the perfect flat, the perfect view, the perfect itinerary. And what better way to kick things off in style than with the perfect night out?

But when Orla wakes up the next morning, Kate is gone. Brushed off by the police and with only a fuzzy memory of the night’s events, Orla is her friend’s only hope. As she frantically retraces their steps, Orla makes a series of shattering discoveries that threaten everything she holds dear. Because while Lisbon holds the secret of what happened that night, the truth may lie closer to home…

When Orla goes away with her best friend for the weekend she's struggling. She's recently had a baby, who she doesn't want to be away from but after not letting herself let loose for quite some time she's also excited to spend some time with her closest friend.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Read With Me 2020 #30

Hey there book lovers.

Welcome to this weeks Read With Me.

Thanks as always to everybody who took the time to join in last week, whether that be linking, commenting or simply reading the posts.


I joined in with a reading challenge last week called Reading Rush.

I'd not heard of it before, the idea of it is to pick 7 books and read those 7 books in a week, essentially one a day.

Now when I here challenge, I accept and excel, which means I did read all seven books. Here's the books I read: