The Three Books I Read in November 2022

The Three Books I Read in November 2022

Book reviews
At the end of each month, I post a list and a short summary of every single book I've read that month. Below, you'll find the three books I managed to finish this month. Obviously each of these books I had to have finished, not just read some of. This means books I started and didn't finish (because I have put them aside for example) do not appear on this list. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via any of the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. In November I read three books, which is a fairly poor…
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River God by Wilbur Smith book review

River God by Wilbur Smith book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
As a kid I was a massive Ancient Egypt nerd - I even had a folder in which I'd put a load of information I'd printed off about Ancient Egypt almost as my own encyclopedia of knowledge. I even bookmarked the different sections. I'm not sure what gripped me so much about that era but I found the whole idea fascinating. Something to do with them having different Gods which don't exist today, the way they mummified their dead, the way they built the pyramids, the vast tombs and treasures they built and wielded. Ancient Egypt almost feels like a fantasy culture - that's probably why. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links provided below, I…
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My Primary School Teacher Girlfriend Reviews Anna Friend’s Big Little Hearts Children’s Books

My Primary School Teacher Girlfriend Reviews Anna Friend’s Big Little Hearts Children’s Books

Book reviews
On Twitter, author Anna Friend kindly contacted me asking me if I reviewed children's books. When I said that they weren't my specialty and I'd rather do a good job and so suggested that my partner who is a primary school teacher reads them, she said this sounded like a great opportunity. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Friend sent me Who Will Love Me When You're Gone?, How Will It Be with Baby & Me and When Can I Go Back to School, three books she's released over the…
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Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid book review

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
I thought The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was one of the best books I've read since I finished it last month. So when Daisy Jones and the Six came in the post, I popped it on Twitter and it received a lot of positive comments, I knew I had to give it a go. And wow - I'm so glad I did! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Daisy Jones and the Six is about... it won't surprise you... Daisy Jones and the band called The Six. It follows…
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A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle book review

A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery
I love a good murder mystery - especially one where the killer and the victims are all stuck in the same place, so when I needed to pick up a new read, A Fatal Crossing leapt out at me from my bookshelf. When a man dies on a voyage from Britain to America, there are suspicions it may have been murdered and the murderer could still be on the ship! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. A Fatal Crossing is a book I was partly drawn to by the cover…
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A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin book review

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin book review

Book reviews, Fantasy
George R.R. Martin's second book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, A Clash of Kings, is a very successful follow-up to the huge hit with me that was A Game of Thrones. It continues the politics, and the stories, it introduces new characters and sets us up for future books to come. But is it completely flawless? Please note that this article contains affiliate links, this means that if you choose to purchase products via any of the links below then I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. A Clash of Kings picks up quite soon after A Game of Thrones so if you've not yet read my review of that,…
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss book review

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss book review

Book reviews, Nonfiction
Before you worry, this isn't a book written by our former prime minister - this is Lynne Truss, an English author, journalist, novelist, and radio broadcaster and dramatist. She's currently a book reviewer for different publications. Eats, Shoots & Leaves is a non-fiction book published back in 2003 in which Truss, who had just finished hosting BBC Radio 4's Cutting the Dash radio show, bemoans the state of punctuation and how it should be being used. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Eats, Shoots & Leaves came at a time…
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It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover book review

It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover book review

Book reviews, Contemporary Fiction, Romance
It Starts With Us is the sequel to the hugely popular It Ends With Us. It Ends With Us was a TikTok sensation and arguably shot Colleen Hoover into the almost god-like stratosphere she finds herself in now. Apparently she's sold more books than the bible this year. Though is the Bible really a hot seller anymore? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Before you start reading this review. This is the second book in the series, so if you've not yet read It Ends With Us, be sure to…
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The Spirit Engineer by A.J. West book review

The Spirit Engineer by A.J. West book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller
I was kindly sent The Spirit Engineer by Duckworth Books after I asked if they'd send me a copy (you don't ask, you don't get)! Why did I ask for it? Well, two reasons: the front cover is absolutely stunning and the reviews for it were all coming back as really positive! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the link below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Please also note that this book was sent to me by Duckworth Books in return for an honest review. The Spirit Engineer is a (an? who knows!) historical fiction novel based on…
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Someone’s Watching Me by Zoe Rosi book review

Someone’s Watching Me by Zoe Rosi book review

Book reviews, Thriller
Someone's Watching Me follows the life of Becky who is living a fairly perfect life - she has a job she enjoys, a good-looking and kind-hearted husband, she's in good health and everything seems to be going well for her. However, when a neighbour moves in and everything starts to go wrong, she struggles to see how she'll ever get her life back on track again. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Please note that I was sent this book by Zoe in return for an honest review. Someone's Watching…
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