May 2020 Wrap Up

Another month has flown by. 17 books read this month: 8 paper back and 9 ebooks. Another couple of Popsugar prompts ticked off and a few more cozy mysteries. Ive read some really good books this month and got a bit 5 star happy!

May’s reads were:

The Forgotten Sister Nicola Cornick

Tudor mystery that is shaping the destiny of the present. Fantastic historical fiction with a twist. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review here

The Hope and Dreams of Libby Quinn by Freya Kennedy

Heart-warming romance about Libby opening her dream bookshop. Lovely read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review here

The Dilemma by B. A. Paris

Family drama centred around a 40th birthday party ⭐⭐

Review here

The Librarian by Salley Vickers

Post war England and a new children’s librarian starts at the village library ⭐⭐⭐

Review here

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

YA thriller, follow up to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review here

The Summer Villa by Melissa Hill

Summer read about friendship, secrets and romance as three friends meet for an Italian reunion. ⭐⭐⭐

Review here

The Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin

Travel blogger and photographer Fiona wins a trip to Japan and find inspiration and romance. ⭐⭐⭐

Review here

Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Historical fiction telling the story of Catherine the First of Russia’s extraordinary life.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review here

Just Another Silly Love Song by Rich Amooi

Charming romantic comedy with fantastic dialogue. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review here

Under Currents by Nora Roberts

The Bigelows lead a perfect life – bt what happens behind closed doors. Part thriller, part romace, part family drama. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review here

The Bookshop of the Shore by Jenny Colgan

Zoe leaves London with her son to start a new life in the Scottish Highlands. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review here

The Plus One Pact by Portia MacIntosh

Rom-com about friends who agree to be each other’s plus one for the summer. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review here

His and Hers by Alice Feeney

Twisty thriller told from two points of view. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review here

Here Lie the Secrets by Emma Young

Paranormal YA thriller about grief and guilt. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review here

Easy like Sunday Mourning by Jennie Marts ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Second in the series. Maggie finds her new boyfriend rime suspect after one of his employees is murdered,

Bagels and Blackmail by C. A. Phipps

Pets are going missing around Maple Falls. When Big Red goes missing Maddie starts investigating⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hens and Homicide by Elizabeth Penney

A body is found in a shop and Iris sets out to solve a mystery from the past. ⭐⭐⭐

My cosy mystery wrap up for May is here

Lots of fantastic books this month. I gave 5 stars to Good Girl, Bad Blood which is such a great YA thriller. I loved A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and had pre-order the sequel. This is a smart thriller that keeps you guessing. if you haven’t read any Holly Jackson yet I really recommend it. I also really enjoyed His and Hers by Alice Feeney which is another twisty, keep you guessing thriller.

My other 5 star reads were both historical fiction. The Forgotten Sister by Nicola Cornick was great!. I love Tudor historical fiction and this was right up my street. Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten is a epic retelling if the life if Catherine the First of Russia. Her rise from peasant to Empress is extraordinary.

The book I found the most frustrating was The Dilemma by B. A. Paris. I find it really had to enjoy books when I don’t like any of the characters.

June is booked up with a week of blogtours – bad planning on my part and at some point I will be back at work for a few days.

Happy reading x

May reads – paperbacks

May reads – ebooks

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