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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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I Know My Name by C J Cooke

I Know My Name is a book about Lochlan’s Wife El who has vanished from the family home leaving behind a 12 week old baby and a toddler. Her money, car and passport are all in the house, with no signs of a break in or struggle. It seems that every clue the Police find there has a lie been told. Lochlan appears to not really know his wife and vice versa. Miles away a unconscious woman washed up on the beach of a Greek island wearing a life jacket. She has cut her head and is covered in  ...

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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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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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25 Books to read in 2018

We are half way through 2018 already (like whhaaa???) what books have you read so far? I must admit the book club has taken a back seat recently and for that I apologise I just don’t have the time to work, raise a baby, blog, look after home life AND read a book. However it will be back up soon… promise. As I cant read too much right now here is a list of 25 books to read this year that I would have loved too or have managed to cram in! 25 Books to read in 2018 1. Then she was  ...

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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 November

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club (ABBBC). This months book of choice was The Sun is also a Star By Nicola Yoon. I really struggled at first to get into this book. I felt it just didn’t really grip me. I persevered and eventually it became quite an easy read. I felt the plot was kind of lacking in the fact that the story revolves around Natasha trying to get to her appointment. I felt it lacked substance and needed something else to happen in the book. I was constantly waiting for  ...

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ABBBC September

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club. This months book of choice was Randy Pausch The Last Lecture. This is a book I think I have read easily half a dozen times and each time I just want to start at the beginning again and start over. A lot of professionals talk about giving one last lecture or one last book and normally it is a book of wisdom or what they wishes they had done. For the reader or viewer it’s nice, but that’s it. It is more for the person giving the last lecture than  ...

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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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