The Diary of a nagging wife By Dona Mensah

The Diary of a nagging wife By Dona Mensah

A hilarious story of the ups and downs of a overtired and overworked mother, two needy children and an overbearing husband the perfect laugh-out-loud story.

My Thoughts:

I liked how this story is so relatable and it is a nice short read that is something a little different. It is an amusing story of a mum who has two kids and a husband, but she is always on the go and the kids let alone the husband don’t help her whatsoever. Parts were funny but I did feel a little sad for her, it was nice to see her journey throughout the story. The only thing I would say is that it does jump around a little too much for me, one minute they are having drinks and the next she is at the kitchen table with her husband, there is no break. But I did enjoy reading it and am interested in seeing what Donna the author writes about next time.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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How I have helped people during Lockdown

How I have helped people during Lockdown

So I thought I would do a little blog post on how I have been helping people during UK Lockdown, The libraries and shops were shut but they have since recently reopened but I have been doing giveaways and competitions on my twitter page so people can win books and other book related items. I do giveaways every month, I only post to the UK. If you want to follow me on twitter, be my guest I am @bookbloghannah on there.

Also what Lockdown taught me when your in your house 24/7 is to have a good sort out of everything. I have for the last few weeks been putting out all kinds of stuff outside my house for other people to have. If I am not going to use it why keep it, when it could do someone else a turn. I loved sorting out my bookshelves and letting other people read the books I have loved, especially when I can chat to them about it.

The books have been a great talking point with neighbours and also other people. I love to chat books. I have also been recommending books to people too. I have had people say to me thank you for doing this as they haven’t been able to go to the library and they can’t afford to buy the books so it has been a really big help to some people.

By the way I had lots more books that this that I put out but I forgot to get pictures. I put them out over a space of three weeks and everything has gone apart from a bag of books that I have saved for someone.

I have enjoyed doing this, and I feel as though it has helped people out and also helped myself as I have now got room for lots more books.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

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The Wife Who Got A Life By Tracy Bloom

The Wife Who Got A Life By Tracy Bloom

Can Cathy Collins Ditch Cooking by spring?
Or Get a Life Outside the Family by summer?
Will her husband still be listening in October when it’s time to have a Really Important Chat?
And can she FALL IN LOVE AGAIN by December?

Cathy is left open-mouthed when her husband hijacks the family’s New Year resolutions and throws in a midlife bombshell, so after years of school drop-offs and housework, Cathy decides it’s time to take control of life before it takes control of her. She makes a list of monthly goals that she hopes will set her up for the coming of middle age.

Cathy soon realises that nailing the list isn’t quite as easy as it seems, but she’s a mum on a mission and nothing’s going to stop her now…

My Thoughts:

I loved this book a lot. I would happily re-read it a million times over as it is just too good. Cathy is a wife and mother, she has to do everything around the house as no one else is going to do it. I am sure a lot of women will be able to relate I know I did and I only have a husband. It is hilarious so much so I could not stop laughing through out. I think the fish finger scenario really had me in stitches. You need to read it for yourself. Her husband has a midlife crisis and Cathy decides she needs to take control of her life. A book that you really do not want to miss out on. I did feel sorry for Cathy at times but I could sympathise with her. Tracy Bloom is an addictive author. I can’t wait to read her next one.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley and HarperCollins for sending me a copy.

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The Therapist By B. A. Paris

The Therapist By B. A. Paris

When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The

Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive…

As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating, grisly secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before.

Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbours are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem…

My Thoughts:

I love a B. A. Paris book, you always get the right amount of intensity and paranoia. It is a very well written tale with tension on each page, it keeps you guessing till the very end. You never really know what is going to happen. I was expecting something, then something entirely different happened that shocked me. I had to read this book in a day as I just wanted to find out how it was going to end. A very good twisty psychological thriller.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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The Girl on the Platform By Bryony Pearce

The Girl on the Platform By Bryony Pearce

‘The train doesn’t slow. We aren’t stopping. We are going to burn past, leaving her behind in a swirl of leaves and dust. I blink. And then men are there, two of them. They lift the squirming girl to her feet, haul her towards the van… and then we are past.’

I am the girl on the platform.
When new mother Bridget catches her train home from London, she witnesses something terrible: a young girl is taken from the platform, right before her eyes. 
No one knows where I am.
But no one is reported missing and with Bridget the only witness, she is written off as an attention seeker. Nobody believes her – not even her own husband.
Can you find me? 
But Bridget knows what she saw, and becomes consumed with finding the little girl. Only she can save the child’s life… but could delving into the mystery cost Bridget her own?

My Thoughts:

This is a great read if you like something dark and intense. Bridget witnesses a child being kidnapped on her way home, no one else sees it happening or do they? Bridget knows what she saw but why wont anyone believe her? so she goes on a quest to find out who the little was and why she was taken from the platform. We also delve more into Bridget’s background which unearths some very interesting things. I feel as though we really get into Bridget’s head on how she is feeling and what she is really thinking. I really enjoyed this read and I reckon it would be great if it was made into a film.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Avon for sending me a copy.

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Greenwich Park By Katherine Faulkner

Greenwich Park By Katherine Faulkner

Helen has it all…

Daniel is the perfect husband.
Rory is the perfect brother.
Serena is the perfect sister-in-law.

And Rachel? Rachel is the perfect nightmare.

When Helen, finally pregnant after years of tragedy, attends her first antenatal class, she is expecting her loving architect husband to arrive soon after, along with her confident, charming brother Rory and his pregnant wife, the effortlessly beautiful Serena. What she is not expecting is Rachel.

Extroverted, brash, unsettling single mother-to-be Rachel, who just wants to be Helen’s friend. Who just wants to get know Helen and her friends and her family. Who just wants to know everything about them. Every little secret.

My Thoughts:

I found this a very dark read, you never know what is around the corner. It is full of twists and the characters are all believable, but what really happened to Rachel, I feel as though this book is going to be a huge hit. A psychological thriller at it’s best. The ending was sublime.

I received a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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The Summer Job By Lizzy Dent

The Summer Job By Lizzy Dent

Have you ever imagined running away from your life?

Well Birdy Finch didn’t just imagine it. She did it. Which might’ve been an error. And the life she’s run into? Her best friend, Heather’s.

The only problem is, she hasn’t told Heather. Actually there are a few other problems…

Can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be her best friend (who incidentally is a world-class wine expert)?

And can she stop herself from falling for the first man she’s ever actually liked (but who thinks she’s someone else)

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this fresh and fun read. I loved Birdy from the get go and she seemed an easy person to get on with. It is a very funny and witty read that is so relatable, I love how engaged I felt throughout reading this book. There is lots of delicious food to salivate over and men too. You won’t stop laughing out loud, this is what everyone needs at the moment some light hearted entertainment. I am already looking forward to Lizzy’s next book with great anticipation.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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The Circling Sky By Neil Ansell

The Circling Sky By Neil Ansell


In the form of several journeys, beginning in January 2019, Neil Ansell returns for solitary walks to the New Forest in Hampshire, close to where he was born. With beautiful sightings and observations of birds, trees, butterflies, insects and landscape, this is also a reflective memoir on childhood, on the history of one of the most ancient and important natural habitats in the United Kingdom, and on the Gypsies who lived there for centuries – and were subsequently expelled to neighbouring cities. It is also part polemic on our collective and individual responsibility for the land and world in which we live, and how we care for it.

My Thoughts:

What a delightful read, and the cover of this book is simply stunning. Neil Ansell is an award winning television journalist with the BBC and a long standing newspaper journalist. He has written a couple of other books that I want to read next. This book is all about his walks to the New Forest. The New Forest has a special place in my heart as I use to go there alot when I was younger. I love driving through the New Forest too as you get to see all different wildlife. It made me feel calm when reading this book, hearing about all the different wildlife and birds and also the landscape gave me a fresh perspective on what you might be able to see if you go there. Neil is a great naturalist who is inquisitive and sensible and describes such a precious place in such great detail, one could almost imagine walking in his footsteps. I look forward to reading more of Neil’s books in the future.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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The Cornish Cream Tea Bus By Cressida McLaughlin

The Cornish Cream Tea Bus By Cressida McLaughlin

Baking fanatic, Charlie Quilter, inherits a vintage bus in her late uncle’s will and is keen to give it a new lease of life. Charlie thinks it will be the perfect mobile café for afternoon tea, so she heads to the picturesque Cornish village of Porthgolow, hoping for a new start. However, Daniel Harper, the owner of the posh spa up on the hill isn’t very pleased that her bus is parked outside his lovely hotel. Has Charlie’s Cornish dream developed a soggy bottom? Or can she convince Daniel that her bus could take them somewhere wonderful?

My Thoughts:

I love a book that is set in one of my favourite places Cornwall. It just makes me want to go there. This is the first book in the series and I look forward to read the others and following Charlie’s story. She inherits a bus and to give it a new lease of life decides to make it in to a mobile café to serve afternoon teas. After deciding that a little village in Cornwall would be the perfect spot, she heads off there but only to discover people that live there may not be keen on her pulling up and taking their business. Can she win them around or will she have to move on and shatter her dreams? It is a fun read, though don’t read on an empty stomach as the sounds of all the culinary delights will leave you feeling rather hungry. There is quite a lot going on in this book with lots of unique characters. There is always going to be a romance but you have to expect that. I loved it.

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Together By Luke Adam Hawker

Together By Luke Adam Hawker

A beautiful book to connect us after such a challenging time.

‘Dark clouds were looming in the distance. We watched them gather, and we wondered… When will it come? How long will it last?’

A monumental storm brings huge and sudden change. We follow a man and his dog through the uncertainty that it brings to their lives. Through their eyes, we see the difficulties of being apart, the rollercoaster of emotions that we can all relate to, and the realisation that by pulling together we can move through difficult times with new perspective, hope and an appreciation of what matters most in life.

My Thoughts:

If there is one book to buy this year, this has to be it. It is a incredibly beautiful book with such poignant drawings. All of the sketches are detailed and absolutely beautiful, the words fit perfectly with what is happening in the sketches, you will want to take your time looking at the sketches as they are just lovely to look at. The story really portrays what is going on in the world at the moment and it gives us some hope that things will hopefully return to normal soon. I had a feeling that this book could help children and adults the world in which we are living in at the moment and give them some reassurance. A lovely book, one that I will treasure forever.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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