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The Chalk Man by C.J.Tudor Review

I bought this book for 2 reasons. 1, the front cover includes a glowing review by none other than Lee Child one of my favourite authors. and reason 2, because the front cover includes a glowing review by Stephen king, another amazing author. The front cover weirdly has a duplicated front cover. So it has the front cover and then, effectively page 1, is a second front cover material page but with loads and loads of reviews written on it. So weird and the first book I have ever seen like it.  ...

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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstorm Book Review

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstorm is a book about 16 year old Mel Hannigan who has a Bipolar Disorder. She had a brother who committed suicide and parents that are divorced. She is a very confused girl going through school dramas but one plays out in a horrible way. “Dr Jordan told me everyone with bipolar disorder is different – endless variations of moods, emotions, intensity, frequency, reactions, episodes, delusions, breakdowns – but even so, according to him, I’m unusual.” I  ...

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Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven Book Review

Yeh, we went on honeymoon. There was lots of lazing by the pool and lots of reading was done. So here is a review of Holding Up the Universe By Jennifer Niven. The book is about a girl who was once dubbed ‘America’s Fattest Teen’. Since her mum’s death she’s been picking up the pieces and eating herself until oblivion. Until a few years ago, and she had to be cut out of her house. Since then she has lost a hell of a lot of weight and is now back at school. Jack  ...

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Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant Book Review

Lie with Me is about Paul. Paul is a bit of a womaniser and, in my opinion, a women’s worst nightmare. Really he only cares about one thing… sex. He clearly has a flavour for the younger woman, however, although this is brought up throughout the book it is not what the book is about. Paul meets an old friend and in turn starts dating one of the friends family members. He is invited on their family holiday and he makes a few white lies to ‘fit in’. However, these  ...

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Book Review

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club (ABBBC). It has been a while I know and I apologise. It has been a difficult 12 months but I am so very glad to be picking up the books again. For the past 2 weeks I have had my head stuck in Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. So I guess this is more of a book review than a Book Club discussion. I’ll be totally honest, I struggled to get into the book. I have had it on the side for a couple of months and would read a page here and  ...

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Finally picking up the Books again! | ABBBC

It has been a hell of a long time since I tackled a book. Nearly a year to be exact. I have missed it so incredibly much. The past 12 months have gone by in a blur and the time to pick up a book has not been there, I thought. In the mornings I get up with Evelyn no later than 6:30 and we get changed and ready for the day and breakfast is in front of her by 7. Whilst she eats I usually check emails and respond to clients and see the mornings updates on social media. And let me stop you right  ...

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ABBBC April

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club (ABBBC). First of all I know this post is late- I am sorry. April? What ? Did it even happen? I am literally losing track of weeks here! Anyway so this months book of choice was Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect By Fearne Cotton. You can buy it here. I am going to be 100% honest with you here… I could not get into this book at all! I really couldn’t. Over March and April I really tried. I picked it up a dozen times easily  ...

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ABBBC February

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club (ABBBC).  February has literally flown by and we have been reading The List by Siobhan Vivian. I ploughed through this book at the beginning of the month as I knew having a new born would mean my priorities were going to be a bit out of wack and found it to be a surprisingly easy read. The List is about a group of people who’s names are put on a list at the beginning of the new school year. The list is the hottest and ugliest people from each year  ...

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ABBBC August

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club. This months book of choice was The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight. This month again was a reader request and not a normal average book like we have been reading. This is a self help book. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k is literally what it says in the title. A book that teaches you to stop giving a f**k about certain things in life that are beyond your control. Stop giving a F what other people think of you, stop  ...

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ABBBC July

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club. This months book of choice was Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. This month was another reader request. I felt at first that maybe we would need longer than a month for this one but I think it turned out actually not too bad. Girl in Pieces is about Charlotte Davies, a teenage girl who has already been through a lot at so younger and uses cutting as a way of escape. She enters a facility at the beginning of the book when she heals her wonders but  ...

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