My quarterly book review [a round up]

Hi everyone. So we are racing through April so quickly (how did that happen) and I realised that I hadn't shared my quarterly reading wrap up with you.

This is something I wanted to do after being tagged in an instagram post asking us to share our top picks from the last quarter.


I thought a quarterly round up would be useful as not all the books I read do end up reviewed fully on my blog. Some I just review via instagram and Goodreads. So with that in mind I wouldn't want you all to miss out on any potential book affairs!!


If you want to find out more about the books I have read so far you can click on the titles for a link to the Goodreads blurbs.


So here is a breakdown of the books I have read over the last three months.....


January round up


The Alice Equation by Davina Stone

This was a lovely feel good romp. A friends to lovers scenario with a good amount of comic moments and some great side characters. You can read my full review here.


Mine by Jason Horton

This was a short novella, the first in his 'Fire and Ice' series. A suspenseful thriller with a spot of romance. A great debut novel. I'm looking forward to the next instalments to see what is in store for his characters.


The Path of Good response by Steve Frogley

This was a fantasticly clever psychological thriller set on a cruise liner. It had some great intrigue and really had me thinking. It raised some great questions about the lengths you would go to for the greater good. You can read my full review here.


February round up


Ruthless women by Melanie Blake

This book was a fantastic drama based behind the scenes on the set of a soap opera. Think Dynasty meets Sunset Beach! I loved it, you can read my review here.


The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Rauf

I read this book as part of a teaching book club and really enjoyed it. It is aimed at Upper KS2 and discusses themes like bullying, stereotypes and homelessness. It would be a great addition to any KS2 classroom.


Black Widows by Cate Quinn

This was a great story full of suspense and intrigue. A great whodunit set within the Mormon community. Some good twists and turns. You can read my full review here.


Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

This was my first attempt at listening to an audiobook. It was an OK story, I'm not sure if it was the fact I was reading it as an audiobook in fits and starts, but I struggled to get into it. There were lots of characters and extra detail that I didn't find absolutely necessary. By the end I had lost interest in who the murderer was. It has some great reviews though so you may have a different experience than me!


Dragonfly by Marti Liembach

This one was a fabulous YA book, chock full of science and mystery. It kept me gripped throughout and I look forward to further instalments. You can read my full review here.


Minus Me by Mameve Medwed

This was a lovely feel good story, our main character is diagnosed with cancer and decides she needs to prepare her husband for life without her by writing a manual for him to follow. It is an interesting premise and has some great comic elements. I thought it would be a weepy one but it turns out a lot happier than you think. Read my full review here.


March reads


Dog days by Ericka Waller

This was an absolutely lovely character driven story. It had great highs and some lows and I was drawn into the lives of these three main protagonists and their dogs! Some shocks I didn't see coming and some added humour. See my full review here.


Fear of Flying by Kate Allen

This was a different take on a romance novel, again very character driven following the lives of two people who meet on a plane and this begins their lifelong friendship. See my full review here.


Act your age Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

This is the third of three stories about sisters. However you can read them all stand alone, I in fact haven't read the first two, however I have plans to now as I absolutely loved the tale of Eve and her escapades. Read my full review here.


The Arrangement by M. Ravenel

This is a 1970s private detective romp, mystery, sass, quirkiness and a feisty female detective who you would want in your corner! Read my full review here.


The Crowns of Croswald by D.E Night

A magical and mystifying YA book, the start of a series. Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy this. My full review is here.


The Extinction trials by S.M. Wilson

The first in a trilogy of YA books about Dinosaurs and survival. Described as Hunger games meets Jurassic Park. I was instantly sold as I love both of those! This was a fabulous book and I am currently inhaling the second two books of the trilogy. Read my full review here.



What do you think to my last quarter of books? Any here that have piqued your interest? Let me know in the comments!















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