Author: Kara

Christie 100 Challenge

2020 sees the 100th anniversary of the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. So… I’m going to do something slightly crazy Yep. All of her novels. All 66 in publication order. For the time being I’m not including any short stories, plays, Mary Westmacott books, or the Detection Club books

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Review: One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

One Of Us Is Next, by Karen M. McManus Pages: 382 Published: 9 January 2020 ⭐️ 5 / 5 YEESSSS. I’ve been waiting (very impatiently) for this book ever since it was announced. This is the sequel to Karen M. McManus’s debut novel, One Of Us Is Lying. This, as McManus writes in her acknowledgements,

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I think I'm a Kindle convert

I know. I said it would never happen… On Black Friday 2019 the Amazon sales broke me and I bought the new Kindle Paperwhite (not sponsored, it’s just the e-reader I purchased). Back in 2016, during the huge rise in e-books, I wrote this blog post -> 3 Reasons Why I Will Always Be Loyal

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Review: The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

The Paper & Hearts Society, by Lucy Powrie Pages: 400 Published: 13 June 2019 ⭐️ 4 / 5 I do not mind admitting that I was very apprehensive before reading this book. I was concerned that yet another YouTube star had managed to infiltrate the book industry purely because an audience virtually guarantees sales. I

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Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha – book 1)

Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo Pages: 352 Published: 5 June 2012 ⭐️ 4 / 5 This book (and the entire series actually) has been on my shelf and my TBR for a long time. I bought all 3 books in the series several years ago and they’ve been sat on my bookshelf ever since.

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Christmas 2019 Book Haul

This Christmas has seen me trying to fit a new bookshelf worth of books into my car boot to get back to London with me. I’ve ended up with quite the bookstack under my tree to add to my TBR. This calls for a Christmas Book Haul! British Library Crime Classics I discovered the existence

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Review: Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus

Two Can Keep A Secret, by Karen M. McManus Pages: 336 Published: 10th January 2019 ⭐️ 5 / 5 After reading One Of Us Is Lying, I was excited to read another Karen M. McManus book as soon as possible. I would go as far to say that she is a contender for one of

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Review: One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying, by Karen M. McManus Pages: 368 Published: 1 June 2017 ⭐️ 4 / 5 Breakfast Club meets Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars. Karen M. McManus’s debut novel is an excellent read and if this is the first book she has published, we really are in for a treat in

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12 Reads of Christmas 2019: Day 12

Winnie the Pooh, A.A Milne “But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” – A.A Milne, The House at Pooh Corner