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This month has been a slow reading month for me. I have those where I just don't pick up a book as often as normal, but hey ho I did manage two books and to be fair they are both pretty fab and although both have been hyped up at the moment they, in my opinion are worth the hype.

What i read in June

So stick around and see what I read in June.


Queenie - Candice Carty - Williams ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book has been on my radar for a while, it was recently available for 99p on kindle so I downloaded it immediately and started reading. You may of seen Candice has just recently won a British book award being the first black writer to do so. A well deserved win for a beautifully written book.
The story follows 25 year old Queenie, a British Jamaican woman, who is grappling with who she is and how she fits into the world. She finds herself  struggling after a break up with her long term white boyfriend, and while she always wanted to work at as a writer finds her job at a national newspaper not what she hoped, constantly comparing herself to her white middle class work colleagues. Queenie takes solace in all the wrong places flitting from man to man, all of whom appear to using her. 

For me this book was a stand out read that really highlighted the everyday racism black women face in the UK. Queenie faced racism in her job, and from the men she dated. She was battling her mental health and although her family loved her their traditional values made it difficult for Queenie to reach out for help. She really was a woman trapped between two worlds.

A must read for 2020!



Normal People - Sally Rooney ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Normal People has been pretty hyped recently especially since the TV adaptation aired on BBC. The book is a beautifully written story about two complicated characters that are in love, although I wouldn't class this book as a love story, more of a coming of age tale. Marrianne and Connell are at school together although they never talk to one another there, the relationship that develops between them is underwraps. Connell is popular and well liked, Marrianne is odd, always on the fringe, Know one must know.

The story follows how after school at college the dynamic changes, Connell feels out of his depth, while Marianne has reinvented herself and is well liked and attractive. At times the story is heart wrenching to read as although it is clear they both need something from each other, they both have hung ups, some serious that get in the way of a "normal" relationship.



I recommend both these books, so if you get the chance definitely give them a read.
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What I read in June


This month has been a slow reading month for me. I have those where I just don't pick up a book as often as normal, but hey ho I did manage two books and to be fair they are both pretty fab and although both have been hyped up at the moment they, in my opinion are worth the hype.

What i read in June

So stick around and see what I read in June.


Queenie - Candice Carty - Williams ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book has been on my radar for a while, it was recently available for 99p on kindle so I downloaded it immediately and started reading. You may of seen Candice has just recently won a British book award being the first black writer to do so. A well deserved win for a beautifully written book.
The story follows 25 year old Queenie, a British Jamaican woman, who is grappling with who she is and how she fits into the world. She finds herself  struggling after a break up with her long term white boyfriend, and while she always wanted to work at as a writer finds her job at a national newspaper not what she hoped, constantly comparing herself to her white middle class work colleagues. Queenie takes solace in all the wrong places flitting from man to man, all of whom appear to using her. 

For me this book was a stand out read that really highlighted the everyday racism black women face in the UK. Queenie faced racism in her job, and from the men she dated. She was battling her mental health and although her family loved her their traditional values made it difficult for Queenie to reach out for help. She really was a woman trapped between two worlds.

A must read for 2020!



Normal People - Sally Rooney ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Normal People has been pretty hyped recently especially since the TV adaptation aired on BBC. The book is a beautifully written story about two complicated characters that are in love, although I wouldn't class this book as a love story, more of a coming of age tale. Marrianne and Connell are at school together although they never talk to one another there, the relationship that develops between them is underwraps. Connell is popular and well liked, Marrianne is odd, always on the fringe, Know one must know.

The story follows how after school at college the dynamic changes, Connell feels out of his depth, while Marianne has reinvented herself and is well liked and attractive. At times the story is heart wrenching to read as although it is clear they both need something from each other, they both have hung ups, some serious that get in the way of a "normal" relationship.



I recommend both these books, so if you get the chance definitely give them a read.
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My homeware wish list at the moment is huge, as we are renovating both our kitchen and main bathroom in the next few months, as well as giving our conservatory a little makeover, turning it from dumping ground to nice place to sit and read or enjoy the view of the garden.  
La Redoute top homeware picks

La Redoute is one of my fav places to look for homeware but they can be expensive, so it's pretty handy they have sales regularly. 

They currently have upto 40% off, so I picked my fave pieces to share with you in case you are after some new bits to decorate your home.

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I am obsessed with this rug, think when I get paid that it will be coming to live in my conservatory. Once I have my new flooring down I can see this looking pretty damn cute.
 Aftas Round Jute Rug. Diameter 100cm £28

Haya Bamboo Lightshade £64
I am just loving natural materials at the moment, I think they give such a homely feel to any room, and this light shade is just stunning, quite an investment piece but what a statement.


Yes it's more rattan but I like it ok? I'm thinking this will look cute in my kitchen diner for a little evening ambience, it also would look amazing in a hallway on a console table. 


I am on the lookout for storage for my kitchen and I love this canisters wooden lid and pretty colour way. It would look gorgeous with some pretty labels, on any worktop for tea, coffee and sugar storage. Also comes in terracotta. 


How nice would these look on a bedroom wall as a backdrop to the bed, or on the living room on a fireplace or behind the sofa. 


I bloody love this pouffe, I have never seen anything like it and I'm obsessed. 


La Redoute instagram famous rug has also been reduced, I have a similar  La Redoute rug and can vouch for how soft and cosy it is under foot and how stunning it looks in person.

One thing that always looks stunning from La Redoute is their bedding and this set is know exception.



If its stunning unique furniture design you're after this desk is a beaut and would be perfect for any home office or bedroom.




I have this mirror in my living room and I always receive lovely comments when people see it, it's such a focal point I love it. It features heavily on my Instagram feed if you would like to see it in my home.



If you are looking for some stunning pieces for your home check out La Redoute's sale now.

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La Redoute top homeware picks


My homeware wish list at the moment is huge, as we are renovating both our kitchen and main bathroom in the next few months, as well as giving our conservatory a little makeover, turning it from dumping ground to nice place to sit and read or enjoy the view of the garden.  
La Redoute top homeware picks

La Redoute is one of my fav places to look for homeware but they can be expensive, so it's pretty handy they have sales regularly. 

They currently have upto 40% off, so I picked my fave pieces to share with you in case you are after some new bits to decorate your home.

Affiliate links

I am obsessed with this rug, think when I get paid that it will be coming to live in my conservatory. Once I have my new flooring down I can see this looking pretty damn cute.
 Aftas Round Jute Rug. Diameter 100cm £28

Haya Bamboo Lightshade £64
I am just loving natural materials at the moment, I think they give such a homely feel to any room, and this light shade is just stunning, quite an investment piece but what a statement.


Yes it's more rattan but I like it ok? I'm thinking this will look cute in my kitchen diner for a little evening ambience, it also would look amazing in a hallway on a console table. 


I am on the lookout for storage for my kitchen and I love this canisters wooden lid and pretty colour way. It would look gorgeous with some pretty labels, on any worktop for tea, coffee and sugar storage. Also comes in terracotta. 


How nice would these look on a bedroom wall as a backdrop to the bed, or on the living room on a fireplace or behind the sofa. 


I bloody love this pouffe, I have never seen anything like it and I'm obsessed. 


La Redoute instagram famous rug has also been reduced, I have a similar  La Redoute rug and can vouch for how soft and cosy it is under foot and how stunning it looks in person.

One thing that always looks stunning from La Redoute is their bedding and this set is know exception.



If its stunning unique furniture design you're after this desk is a beaut and would be perfect for any home office or bedroom.




I have this mirror in my living room and I always receive lovely comments when people see it, it's such a focal point I love it. It features heavily on my Instagram feed if you would like to see it in my home.



If you are looking for some stunning pieces for your home check out La Redoute's sale now.

*Click to follow on bloglovin

This year is the year we had earmarked for home renovations, of course this pandemic has put a bit of a spanner in the works. We have also had delays on securing our funding but everything is now going in the right direction and we are hoping to get work started in the next few months.
Kitchen re-design moodboard

We are starting with our family bathroom , then onto the mammoth job of our kitchen. Let me set the scene, we have a pokey, dated 90's kitchen and a separate dining room, the plan is to knock through creating one larger kitchen/diner space. 

We are using this opportunity to create the kitchen of my dreams, a light bright clean space, free of clutter and with plenty of storage. 
The plan is for a U shaped kitchen including a small island with seating for two. I've always wanted a white gloss kitchen, with hidden integrated appliances, for a clean look. I'll be adding a black tap, oven and hob for a monochromatic style, with a touch of grey with the bar stools.

I will have two windows in this room to dress, the dining room end, at the front of the house will be white wooden blinds from Make my blinds*,  I have them in the other rooms at the front of the house and would like to create a uniform look. The kitchen window is at the back and over looks the garden, as yet I'm not sure whether to go for another wooden blind or to add in a bit of colour and pattern with a roman blind. What would you do? 

I am dying to get started, let me know in the comments, great places to order kitchen accessories from, I'm talking small appliances like kettles, toasters, plus food storage, canisters and jars and decorative items.

Kitchen, work tops, tap - Howdens
Bar stools - Next
White wooden blind - Make my blinds
Table - Ikea


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If you liked this post you might like My top three homeware purchases

Kitchen re-design moodboard


This year is the year we had earmarked for home renovations, of course this pandemic has put a bit of a spanner in the works. We have also had delays on securing our funding but everything is now going in the right direction and we are hoping to get work started in the next few months.
Kitchen re-design moodboard

We are starting with our family bathroom , then onto the mammoth job of our kitchen. Let me set the scene, we have a pokey, dated 90's kitchen and a separate dining room, the plan is to knock through creating one larger kitchen/diner space. 

We are using this opportunity to create the kitchen of my dreams, a light bright clean space, free of clutter and with plenty of storage. 
The plan is for a U shaped kitchen including a small island with seating for two. I've always wanted a white gloss kitchen, with hidden integrated appliances, for a clean look. I'll be adding a black tap, oven and hob for a monochromatic style, with a touch of grey with the bar stools.

I will have two windows in this room to dress, the dining room end, at the front of the house will be white wooden blinds from Make my blinds*,  I have them in the other rooms at the front of the house and would like to create a uniform look. The kitchen window is at the back and over looks the garden, as yet I'm not sure whether to go for another wooden blind or to add in a bit of colour and pattern with a roman blind. What would you do? 

I am dying to get started, let me know in the comments, great places to order kitchen accessories from, I'm talking small appliances like kettles, toasters, plus food storage, canisters and jars and decorative items.

Kitchen, work tops, tap - Howdens
Bar stools - Next
White wooden blind - Make my blinds
Table - Ikea


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*Click to follow on bloglovin

If you liked this post you might like My top three homeware purchases

Another month has passed and I have added more books to my goodreads challenge. So far I have read 25 books this year, halfway to my 50 book target. So if you are looking for some reading inspo stick around and see what I read in May.

What I read in May


What I read in May

A Dedicated man ( inspector banks ) - Peter Robinson ⭐⭐⭐

I have read a few of the inspector banks series as my mum has the set and offered to lend me some. 
Inspector banks is investigating the death of Harry Steadman in the idyllic Yorkshire dales. The problem for inspector Banks is that everyone appeared to like Harry steadman. Harry was a scholar who inherited money and moved to the area he used to holiday in to write a book on the history. So who brutally murdered him? Harry's editor? The shady landowner? his wife?

On the whole I enjoyed this book, it was however a little slow, and I found myself willing for something to happen.

Strange Affair ( Inspector banks ) - Peter Robinson ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Now this inspector Banks book had far more pace and had me eager to solve the case.

A woman is found dead in her car, shot in the head, in her pocket the name and address of Inspector banks. The thing is Inspector Banks has gone missing, his own life a wreck, after nearly being killed himself. This woman was clearly running but from who and why is she running towards DI Annie Cabbots boss and ex lover and where is the troubled policeman?

My Sweet Revenge - Jane Fallon ⭐⭐⭐

I have heard so much about Jane Fallon's books and I was desperate to like it, but for me My sweet Revenge fell a little flat, although it hasn't put me off, let me know any recommendations in the comments.

Paula and Robert have been an item since Drama school, Paula stood back and let Robert flourish, becoming a successful TV actor. That was OK until Paula discovers Robert is having an affair. She sets out an elaborate revenge plan, which for me just felt unrealistic. I'm not sure any woman finding out her husband was sleeping with another woman would pretend not to know and set out to make him fall in love with her again, just to dump him in a revenge plot.

The Guest List - Lucy Foley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I started off the year reading the Hunting Party from Lucy and adored it, so I was pumped when I saw the guest list for 99p on Kindle.

The Guest list is written in Lucy's unique style, with short chapters each written from the perspective of each guest at the glamourous wedding, of Jules magazine owner and Will TV adventurer. The wedding takes place on a remote Irish island, an island with a grisly past add that too guests, many with an axe to grind and you have the scene set for a thrilling mystery that has you rushing through the chapters to find out more.

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What I read in May


Another month has passed and I have added more books to my goodreads challenge. So far I have read 25 books this year, halfway to my 50 book target. So if you are looking for some reading inspo stick around and see what I read in May.

What I read in May


What I read in May

A Dedicated man ( inspector banks ) - Peter Robinson ⭐⭐⭐

I have read a few of the inspector banks series as my mum has the set and offered to lend me some. 
Inspector banks is investigating the death of Harry Steadman in the idyllic Yorkshire dales. The problem for inspector Banks is that everyone appeared to like Harry steadman. Harry was a scholar who inherited money and moved to the area he used to holiday in to write a book on the history. So who brutally murdered him? Harry's editor? The shady landowner? his wife?

On the whole I enjoyed this book, it was however a little slow, and I found myself willing for something to happen.

Strange Affair ( Inspector banks ) - Peter Robinson ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Now this inspector Banks book had far more pace and had me eager to solve the case.

A woman is found dead in her car, shot in the head, in her pocket the name and address of Inspector banks. The thing is Inspector Banks has gone missing, his own life a wreck, after nearly being killed himself. This woman was clearly running but from who and why is she running towards DI Annie Cabbots boss and ex lover and where is the troubled policeman?

My Sweet Revenge - Jane Fallon ⭐⭐⭐

I have heard so much about Jane Fallon's books and I was desperate to like it, but for me My sweet Revenge fell a little flat, although it hasn't put me off, let me know any recommendations in the comments.

Paula and Robert have been an item since Drama school, Paula stood back and let Robert flourish, becoming a successful TV actor. That was OK until Paula discovers Robert is having an affair. She sets out an elaborate revenge plan, which for me just felt unrealistic. I'm not sure any woman finding out her husband was sleeping with another woman would pretend not to know and set out to make him fall in love with her again, just to dump him in a revenge plot.

The Guest List - Lucy Foley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I started off the year reading the Hunting Party from Lucy and adored it, so I was pumped when I saw the guest list for 99p on Kindle.

The Guest list is written in Lucy's unique style, with short chapters each written from the perspective of each guest at the glamourous wedding, of Jules magazine owner and Will TV adventurer. The wedding takes place on a remote Irish island, an island with a grisly past add that too guests, many with an axe to grind and you have the scene set for a thrilling mystery that has you rushing through the chapters to find out more.

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I have been a homeowner for for 20 plus years and have lived in our current home for around 14 years, yet my home is far from finished. I think every homeowner will tell you the same, styling your home and filling it with things you need and love takes time and is always an ongoing project, but I guess that's part of the fun.


Top three homeware purchases

We all have different styles and tastes when it comes to our homes and whether you own you're home or rent it, there are some things every home needs. In this post I will be sharing my top homeware purchases and why I love them.


This post contains some affiliate links 

Mattress 

I think we can all agree, a comfortable place to sleep has to up there with one of the top buys for any home, whether you are taking your first tentative steps into the world of home decor or are a seasoned pro we all need a decent spot to rest our weary head at the end of the day. Beds can be bought from a number of retailers for varying prices. Whether it be a frame or divan with or without storage the choices are endless, but in my opinion what really matters is the mattress you choose for your bed. To keep costs down choose a budget bed, and spend your money on a decent mattress, after all a good night's sleep is priceless. For us after much research and months of waking up with a bad back or a stiff neck we decided to invest in an Emma mattress and pillows and for us it was the best decision. The mattress arrives boxed and you simply put it on the bed and watch it pop into shape, you don't have to wait hours it does this in a few minutes and you can sleep on it that night. The Emma mattress is high quality foam that supports your body throughout the night, while being breathable using open poor airgocell foam that is climate controlled keeping you cool. We both sleep so much better and we have far less aches and pains now. The Emma mattress is by far the best we have ever had.
Although not cheap for us a worthwhile investment.


Vacuum Cleaner 

Since buying our Shark Vacuum* we regularly joke that it is the best thing we have ever bought. I am obsessed and it is now a joy to pop the hoover round. Before this we had a rather aging dyson and the shark knocks the socks off of it. Not only is it cordless making it a breeze to clean the whole house without the faff of plugging and unplugging and tripping over the cord. The performance knocks every other vacuum I've had out of the water. I have a dog and a cat plus I have long hair that molts like nobody's business and the Shark makes cleaning up effortless. In fact I actually quite like hoovering now!! 



Blinds

We all need window dressings in our homes and blinds have become a very popular choice. Depending on your style and the function of the room, you can now find reasonable priced made to measure options online. Whether your preference is a roman or roller blind or sleek wooden slatted blinds. I have loved using Make my blinds* in my home. I have white wooden slatted blinds in all three bedrooms, as I love the clean elegance they provide. The process is simple, just add your window measurements to your order and your blind will be made to perfectly fit your window. Full instructions are provided and even a video is available on the website as to how to fit correctly. My husband says they are easy to fit and we have been so pleased with the process along with the very reasonable price point for a made to measure product. We are already planning on buying more, when we can safely start our renovation plans.



*Affiliate links
*Click to follow on bloglovin 

My top three homeware purchases


I have been a homeowner for for 20 plus years and have lived in our current home for around 14 years, yet my home is far from finished. I think every homeowner will tell you the same, styling your home and filling it with things you need and love takes time and is always an ongoing project, but I guess that's part of the fun.


Top three homeware purchases

We all have different styles and tastes when it comes to our homes and whether you own you're home or rent it, there are some things every home needs. In this post I will be sharing my top homeware purchases and why I love them.


This post contains some affiliate links 

Mattress 

I think we can all agree, a comfortable place to sleep has to up there with one of the top buys for any home, whether you are taking your first tentative steps into the world of home decor or are a seasoned pro we all need a decent spot to rest our weary head at the end of the day. Beds can be bought from a number of retailers for varying prices. Whether it be a frame or divan with or without storage the choices are endless, but in my opinion what really matters is the mattress you choose for your bed. To keep costs down choose a budget bed, and spend your money on a decent mattress, after all a good night's sleep is priceless. For us after much research and months of waking up with a bad back or a stiff neck we decided to invest in an Emma mattress and pillows and for us it was the best decision. The mattress arrives boxed and you simply put it on the bed and watch it pop into shape, you don't have to wait hours it does this in a few minutes and you can sleep on it that night. The Emma mattress is high quality foam that supports your body throughout the night, while being breathable using open poor airgocell foam that is climate controlled keeping you cool. We both sleep so much better and we have far less aches and pains now. The Emma mattress is by far the best we have ever had.
Although not cheap for us a worthwhile investment.


Vacuum Cleaner 

Since buying our Shark Vacuum* we regularly joke that it is the best thing we have ever bought. I am obsessed and it is now a joy to pop the hoover round. Before this we had a rather aging dyson and the shark knocks the socks off of it. Not only is it cordless making it a breeze to clean the whole house without the faff of plugging and unplugging and tripping over the cord. The performance knocks every other vacuum I've had out of the water. I have a dog and a cat plus I have long hair that molts like nobody's business and the Shark makes cleaning up effortless. In fact I actually quite like hoovering now!! 



Blinds

We all need window dressings in our homes and blinds have become a very popular choice. Depending on your style and the function of the room, you can now find reasonable priced made to measure options online. Whether your preference is a roman or roller blind or sleek wooden slatted blinds. I have loved using Make my blinds* in my home. I have white wooden slatted blinds in all three bedrooms, as I love the clean elegance they provide. The process is simple, just add your window measurements to your order and your blind will be made to perfectly fit your window. Full instructions are provided and even a video is available on the website as to how to fit correctly. My husband says they are easy to fit and we have been so pleased with the process along with the very reasonable price point for a made to measure product. We are already planning on buying more, when we can safely start our renovation plans.



*Affiliate links
*Click to follow on bloglovin 

A lot of things are difficult in lockdown, but getting into a book is easy and I find a great form of escapism. Whether you are a prolific reader or new to reading now is a great time to discover a great book, and while away a few hours.


What I read in April

So if you are looking for some reading ideas stick around.


Blood Orange - Harriet Tyce ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Alison appears to have it all, doting husband, cute kid and career that's on the up. She lands her first murder since becoming a barrister, at first her client admits she stabbed her husband and wants to plead guilty, but something just doesn't add up. Add that to Alison's complicated relationship with a colleague, her excessive drinking and marriage that's very much on the rocks, and you have a recipe for an exciting fast based thriller, with things not being as they seem in her work life or at home, and the end - wow I didn't see that coming!

100% recommend this book defo one of my fav books this year.

The Dry - Jane Harper ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is Jane Harper's debut novel, I will certainly be adding her other books to my tbr pile.

Set in small town Australia in the worst drought of a century, three members of the same family are found brutally murdered. Federal police officer Arran Folk reluctantly returns to his hometown for his childhood friends funeral, loath to face the townsfolk that drove him away twenty years earlier. But as questions mount into the investigation of the Hadler family's deaths, Falk is forced to probe further as Luke Hadler and Falk shared a secret. A secret that threatens to rise to the surface in this small town.

This could change everything - Jill Mansell ⭐⭐⭐⭐

If Essie hadn't written that letter that went viral, the one only her best friend was meant to off seen. Then she could still be living her grown up life with Paul in his cute cottage.

But than again if her true feelings hadn't accidentally became an internet sensation, she wouldn't of moved to the attic flat in the square, got a new job and met Connor and Lucas. And she wouldn't of found herself falling in love with someone she really shouldn't....

The subtle knife - Philip Pullman ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The subtle knife is the second book in the his dark materials trilogy.
Lyra finds herself in a new world lost until she finds a boy Will, a murdera and worthy ally. Lyra is looking for dust and its meaning and Will his father, but somehow it seems their lives are entangled and they must work together as their destinies lead them the same way.

I found the subtle knife for more enjoyable than the first book in the series as it has more pace, I am intrigued as to where the last book will lead.

Have you read any of these books?

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What I read in April


A lot of things are difficult in lockdown, but getting into a book is easy and I find a great form of escapism. Whether you are a prolific reader or new to reading now is a great time to discover a great book, and while away a few hours.


What I read in April

So if you are looking for some reading ideas stick around.


Blood Orange - Harriet Tyce ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Alison appears to have it all, doting husband, cute kid and career that's on the up. She lands her first murder since becoming a barrister, at first her client admits she stabbed her husband and wants to plead guilty, but something just doesn't add up. Add that to Alison's complicated relationship with a colleague, her excessive drinking and marriage that's very much on the rocks, and you have a recipe for an exciting fast based thriller, with things not being as they seem in her work life or at home, and the end - wow I didn't see that coming!

100% recommend this book defo one of my fav books this year.

The Dry - Jane Harper ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is Jane Harper's debut novel, I will certainly be adding her other books to my tbr pile.

Set in small town Australia in the worst drought of a century, three members of the same family are found brutally murdered. Federal police officer Arran Folk reluctantly returns to his hometown for his childhood friends funeral, loath to face the townsfolk that drove him away twenty years earlier. But as questions mount into the investigation of the Hadler family's deaths, Falk is forced to probe further as Luke Hadler and Falk shared a secret. A secret that threatens to rise to the surface in this small town.

This could change everything - Jill Mansell ⭐⭐⭐⭐

If Essie hadn't written that letter that went viral, the one only her best friend was meant to off seen. Then she could still be living her grown up life with Paul in his cute cottage.

But than again if her true feelings hadn't accidentally became an internet sensation, she wouldn't of moved to the attic flat in the square, got a new job and met Connor and Lucas. And she wouldn't of found herself falling in love with someone she really shouldn't....

The subtle knife - Philip Pullman ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The subtle knife is the second book in the his dark materials trilogy.
Lyra finds herself in a new world lost until she finds a boy Will, a murdera and worthy ally. Lyra is looking for dust and its meaning and Will his father, but somehow it seems their lives are entangled and they must work together as their destinies lead them the same way.

I found the subtle knife for more enjoyable than the first book in the series as it has more pace, I am intrigued as to where the last book will lead.

Have you read any of these books?

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Before the Broken Star
The Beekeeper's Promise
Days of Blood & Starlight
The Foyles Bookshop Girls
The Light Keeper
Daughter of Smoke & Bone
The Priory of the Orange Tree
The Chocolate Lovers' Diet
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Beautiful Broken Things
Nobody's Girl
The Flatshare
The Mitford Murders
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
It Felt Like a Kiss
The Muse
The Humans
Call Me By Your Name
Believe Me


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