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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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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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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 January

Welcome back to the ABB Book Club (ABBBC). December was such a busy month we decided to have one book for December and January. That book was We Were Liars by E Lockhart. Being heavily pregnant it is hard for me to sit in one position for long periods of time so I’ve only been able to manage a few pages at once. However, I am glad we choose one book for December and January. We Were Liars is a very different story. Although sometimes I got confused because it jumped to different years  ...

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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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