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My Monthly Round Up – May 2017

May has arrived, bringing warmer weather, 2 bank holidays and lots of excellent new book releases.  I have developed a severe case of trigger happy fingers on Amazon and been downloading more books than I can possibly read.. but as that famous saying goes “You can never have too many books!”  I also keep getting my requests approved on Netgalley which means that if I read continuously for the next 117 years 24 hours a day I should catch up with my TBR pile and even better news if you are an Amazon Prime Member – they have now introduced Prime Reader – with a choice of over 1000 books to download and read for FREE!  Click here for link

Due to excellent TV this month (Billions, The Good Fight, 24 The Legacy to name a few) my reading has slipped a little so instead of just letting you know what I have read and loved I thought I would share with you the books I’ve also bought on Amazon and downloaded via Netgalley … just please don’t tell my hubby!

For the record, I don’t normally buy/download so many books in a month (at least I don’t think I do!) and I will put this down to a momentary moment of “clickitus” which lasted approximately 31 days.

Books I’ve Read in May:

  1.  The One in a Million Boy – Monica Wood – This was chosen for THE Book Club’s Book of the Month for an online discussion – a moving and emotional read – Read my full review here
  2. Exquisite – Sarah Stovell – Utterly brilliant psychological thriller which deserves to be HUGE in 2017 – Read my full review here
  3. See You in September – Charity Norman – Yet another outstanding story which is both thought-provoking and original.  Read my full review here
  4. Blood Lines – Angela Marsons – Book 5 in the awesome Kim Stone series and each book gets better and better – Read my full review here
  5. All the Wicked Girls – Chris Whitaker – A beautifully written story of love, friendship, beliefs, fear, passion – Read my full review here
  6. The Abattoir of Dreams – Mark Tilbury – A psychological thriller with a difference – Read my full review here
  7. *** **** ***** – top secret book – can’t discuss it yet – but will do when I can!
  8. Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell – Loved it – gripping, emotional and thoroughly enjoyable – read my full review here


Books I’ve Bought in May and downloaded via Prime Reader on Amazon

  1.  Paying the Piper – Simon Wood
  2. A Woman in a Million – Monica Wood
  3. The Sixth Window – Rachel Abbott
  4. The Good Widow – Liz Fenton/Lisa Steinke
  5. You are Dead – Peter James
  6. The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman – Mindy Mejia
  7. The Keeper of Lost Things – Ruth Hogan
  8. The Ballroom Cafe – Ann O’Loughlin – Prime Reader
  9. An Unfamiliar Murder – Jane Isaac – Prime Reader
  10. The Accidental Life of Greg Miller – Aimee Alexander – Prime Reader
  11. Huntress Moon – Alexandra Sokoloff – Prime Reader
  12. The Game You Played – Anni Taylor – Prime Reader
  13. Fingersmith – Sarah Ward
  14. Dark Matter – Blake Crouch


Books I’ve downloaded via Netgalley in May:

  1. A Stranger in the House – Shari Lapena – Publish Date: 27 July 2017
  2. The Child – Fiona Barton – Publish Date: 29 June 2017
  3. Sweet Little Lies – Caz Frear – Publish Date: 29 June 2017
  4. Don’t Wake Up – Liz Lawler – Publish Date: 18 May 2017
  5. Trust Me – Angela Clarke – Publish Date: 15 June 2017
  6. Two Sisters – Kerry Wilkinson – Publish Date: 23 June 2017
  7. You Will Know Me – Megan Abbott – Available to buy now.
  8. Emma in the Night – Wendy Walker – Publish Date: 8 Aug 2017
  9. The Scandal – Fredrik Backman – Publish Date: 24 Aug 2017
  10. Reported Missing – Sarah Wray – Publish Date: 14th July 2017
  11. The Secrets She Keeps – Michael Robotham – Publish Date: 11th July 2017
  12. Lily Alone – Vivien Brown – Publish Date: 15th June 2017
  13. Fierce Kingdom – Gin Phillips – Publish Date: 15th June 2017
  14. Buried Secrets – Lisa Cutts – Publish Date: 13th June 2017
  15. Guilty – Laura Elliot – Publish Date: 22nd June 2017
  16. Each Little Lie – Tom Bale – Publish Date: 29th June 2017
  17. The Other Girl – Erica Spindler – Publish Date: 22nd August 2017


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1 Comment

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    June 1, 2017 at 5:14 am

    I suffer from horrendous clickitis – easily recognised by the tremor in the index finger whenever there’s particularly juicy new crime fiction or psychological thrillers one would literally (okay, figuratively!) die without….good to know there’s other sufferers out there! Mr C is as similarly oblivious as poor Mr Fenton – but, hey, at least it’s not Jimmy Choo shoes! (She says, forever finding ways to justify it to herself!) x

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