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Literary Fiction

Going Out – Scarlett Thomas

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October 28, 2019

Resolution

Luke is allergic to the sun and his best friend Julie has phobias about flying, car crashes, bacterial infections and is frightened of leaving her hometown. Together they are a pair that has consoled each other in their worries and fears, and over the years developed a bond where…


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Literary Fiction Mystery

The Tenth Muse – Catherine Chung

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October 23, 2019

Resolve

My left brain aches, my right brain aches, my heart aches. The Tenth Muse is an extraordinary story that takes the logic of mathematics, personal ambition and the highly emotional turmoil of family secrets and love, and overlays them to create an outstanding novel. A story that paints the most challenging…


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Historical Fiction

Infant’s Of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story by A.M Watson

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October 22, 2019

Hello everyone! I hope you are excited for a review of something special today. To begin, I was sent a copy of “Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story” from A.M Watson herself, and I want to thank her for such an honor. But, because most of my…


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Fantasy Young Adult

Billy Tree-Folks – Lawrence M. Nysschens

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October 22, 2019

Intolerance

Billy is a ten-year-old Tree-Folk being from another world and they have a similar physical structure to humans but glow with an almost ethereal appearance. This frightens humans, so to avoid attention they use a human shell to disguise their appearance and blend unnoticed. There are those humans that…


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Horror

Starve Acre – Andrew Michael Hurley

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October 20, 2019

Guilt

Starve Acre is a folk horror tale full of menace and fuelled by guilt. Richard and Juliette Willoughby, and their young son Ewan moved to Richard’s family home in the Yorkshire Dales following the death of his parents. The house known as Starve Acre has unhappy memories for Richard as…


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Historical Fiction

Excalibur – Bernard Cornwell

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October 18, 2019

Duplicitous

Excalibur is the final book of the Warlord Chronicles trilogy and it maintains the excitement, intrigue, conflict and wonderful narrative the first two books led us to expect. The Arthurian legend has never been better told.

The land is divided into kingdoms and Arthur continues his quest to unite the Britons…


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Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery

Gifts for the Dead – Joan Schweighardt

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October 15, 2019

Entanglement

Gifts for the Dead is an absorbing story, with outstanding characters that navigate the tangled heart amidst precarious twists of love, loss, truth and guilt. Spanning a period prior to World War I, through the war years and later a dangerous expedition into the Amazon jungle, this story is utterly…


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Crime Reviews Thriller War

When The Reaper Comes by John L. DeBoer

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October 7, 2019

There are some things in my childhood that I always loved, and one of those things was the classic adventure summer blockbuster film. These specific films were trendy in the 1990s and frequently had very distinct character arcs, portrayal in the culture, and ideas of good versus evil.

In…


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Nonfiction

My Ugandan Hill – Charles H. Colman

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October 3, 2019

Uganda

My Ugandan Hill is Makerere Hill in Kampala. The author is quite clear that the writing is aimed at Middle-Grade students and that does feel accurate. It tackles everything head-on in an honest and descriptive style and wraps a story around the places and people Charles meets during his time…


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Crime Humour Literary Fiction Reviews Romance

Don’t Bank on it Sweetheart by Michael N. Wilton

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September 30, 2019

I know this is going to sound so silly, but this book was fun for me to read. Today I am reviewing “Don’t Bank On it Sweetheart” which is written by Michael N. Wilton and came to me thanks to the friendly people at BooksGoSocial. I get their emails…

Peter Donnelly
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Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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