Wednesday 2 September 2020

Books You Loved: September Edition

Books You Loved: August  provided reviews of great books. Thank you to all. Here are a few that caught my eye:

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel was reviewed by Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews.  She said 'another impressive Kristin Harmel gem. …It will grab your heart and pull you in…Words cannot express the beauty of this book.  All I can say is you must read this book to appreciate it.  5/5'
The Silence by Susan Allott was reviewed by Tina of Novel Meals.  She said 'Be prepared to read this one straight through. Would I buy more by this author?  Oh, absolutely.  This is Allott’s first novel and I will preorder her next publication as soon as it’s an option…The genre is mystery, thriller, suspense and crime drama.'
Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Winn Scotch was brought over by Books I Think You Should Read.  The post said 'I found this novel to be both very timely and also funny, in parts. Both Cleo and the supporting characters are ones you want to root for (except maybe MaryAnne!), and Cleo is very ambitious, to which I could also relate. Her life isn't perfect, either, though, and she was a very well-developed character.

I'd recommend this book for anyone who is a fan of Winn Scotch's previous books, or who like a good story.'

Melissa reviewed The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis.  She said 'This is my first time reading a novel by Fiona Davis and I was definitely impressed. I can't believe I waited so long to read one and I definitely want to read more! … If you like history and mystery, along with the feeling of being surrounded by books, this is the novel for you!'

Last for this time, Marianne of Let's Read brought us some non-fiction – The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell.  Marianne said  'When I started reading the book, I thought, oh, no, not another one of those travel books where some na├»ve foreigner starts living abroad and gets everything wrong. Because that's what it looked like over the first couple of chapters. But - Helen Russell finds a way out of it and describes in a very humorous way how lovely the little country in Scandinavia really is.'

Now on to the September edition.  There are no rules for this party.  The only requirement is that your post is about a book that you loved.

To add to the list just pop the name of the book (and your name/blog name if you like) into the first Mr Linky box and then copy and paste the url of your post about it into the second box. Mr Linky now also makes you tick a box.

I'll be pinning your links to this Pinboard to make it easier for you to check them out at a glance. 

Let's all have some fun!


  1. Posted! Thanks for the shout-out.

  2. This would make an excellent Christmas gift for a little one.

  3. Thanks for hosting and reminding!

  4. THE LOST BOOK OF NAMES is outstanding, and so is THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE.

    Thanks for this month's post.

    1. I got a copy of that. I heard good things and look forward to reading it. If I ever get ahead on my arcs. LOL

  5. I’m posting this on my social media@@. :)

  6. I posted two books and will post one more if possible. Please follow my blog. I'm fairly new and need followers.
    Thanks.. :)

  7. Thanks for the shoutout on The Silence! I am having issues at Wordpress so I may be a while before I can particpate again. Boo...

  8. I had another 5 star reading experience this month and it was outside my usual reading tastes, which made it all the more extraordinary. I wanted to share it here so I just linked my review of epic science fiction novel To Sleep In A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini.

  9. "Those who are loved" is definitely one of my favourite books this year. Victoria Hislop never seems to disappoint.

    Thanks for mentioning my book last month, I did enjoy it and hope that many more will, as well.


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