Hello all! Are we all set for November then?! Nope, me neither!! And I still can’t get excited about the ‘c’ word that is fast approaching! Hoping to make buying presents for everyone easier this year though by just buying everyone book tokens! I know I’d be happy with that kind of gift lol!!
And speaking of books, it’s been another successful week of reading – and adding to the TBR mountain! 5 books finished and 3 new arrivals – there have been other arrivals but I’ll be posting about those in a separate post!
So here’s my look back!
So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter – 4 stars
Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley – 4 stars
The Name of all Things by Jenn Lyons – 4 stars
Keeper Of Secrets by Lynda Stacey – 4 stars
Wham! George & Me by Andrew Ridgeley
Got a personally signed copy from Goldsboro Books!
For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley – one half of one of the most famous bands in the world – tells the inside story of Wham! and his life-long friendship with George Michael.
It is 1975, Watford, and two teenagers, George and Andrew, meet for the first time. Bonding over their love for singing, song writing and pop music, together they set out to follow an impossible dream.
They didn’t know it then, but they were taking their first steps towards forming Wham!, a band that was to become one of the biggest in the world.
Wham! were the soundtrack of the 80s; whether it was choosing life or Live Aid, the decade of flamboyance and fun was a party that seemed like it would never end. But it had to stop somewhere – and that was in front of tens of thousands of tearful fans at Wembley Stadium in 1986.
In Wham! George and Me, Andrew Ridgeley tells the story of Wham! – from the day they met to that iconic final concert. For the first time, he reveals what it was like being at the centre of a pop hurricane and talks of his love for and friendship with George. It’s a story only he can tell.
THE UNSPOKEN NAME by A.K.LARKWOOD
publication date – February 2020
received a copy for review from Tor Books
What if you knew how and when you will die?
Csorwe does — she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice.
But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and live. Turn away from her destiny and her god to become a thief, a spy, an assassin—the wizard’s loyal sword. Topple an empire, and help him reclaim his seat of power.
But Csorwe will soon learn – gods remember, and if you live long enough, all debts come due
IMAGINARY FRIEND by STEPHEN CHBOSKY
signed edition – Goldsboro Book of the Month
Christopher is seven years old. Christopher is the new kid in town. Christopher has an imaginary friend.
Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with Christopher at her side. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It’s as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out.
At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six awful days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.
Soon Kate and Christopher find themselves in the fight of their lives, caught in the middle of a war playing out between good and evil, with their small town as the battleground.