My Favourite Reviews of the Week | 20th May

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Hello again bookish friends! I’m here again with my favourite reviews of the week.

I can only apologise that I didn’t post one of these last week. Work was hectic every day and I was doing major overtime, and by the time the weekend came around, the thought of blogging just felt like more work so I didn’t log on at all until late Sunday night. Excuses aside, the blog post is here this week and I’ve included all the reviews I collected up last week too! So prepare yourself for a long ol’ post (but loads of reviews to read!)

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy the post and find a few reviews you missed on your feed this week!

The inspiration for this blog meme comes from Novels and Nonfiction’s “Links I Loved This Week” posts.


11th May

Read Eat Sleep Repeat reviewed The Good Twin by Marti Green – this is a quick snappy review that presents both the positive and negatives well

The Beauty of Reading reviewed Surviving Execution by Ian Woods – another miscarriage of justice book, but it sounds good! Not heard of it or the crime before so it definitely caught my interest!

Books and Brews reviewed I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon – I loved Anastasia as a kid (still do, actually) so it’s interesting to see a book was written about her that weaves the nonfiction story with fictional parts from the author

Blood Red Velvet reviewed California’s Deadly Women by Michael Thomas Barry – I watched a show all about women killers which although cheesy as hell, was quite interesting as you found out about crimes never spoken about and this sounds like the book version of that!

12th May

The Book Raven Blog reviewed The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – I love the easy-to-read set-up of this review!

Baking Thad Books reviewed The Secret Barrister, Stories of Law and How It’s Broken by The Secret Barrister – sounds like a really interesting (if not frustrating) nonfiction read. Another great gift idea for any nonfiction readers!

13th May

The Sunday Feeling reviewed My Husband the Stranger by Rebecca Done – this seems like a good recommendation for anyone in a slump!

Jo’s Book Blog reviewed The Retreat by Mark Edwards – here’s another glowing review for Mark Edwards’ new novel… they’re making me want to read it so bad!

My Chestnut Reading Tree reviewed The Old You by Louise Voss – I keep seeing reviews for this one and it sounds really good, this is a very glowing review!

The Secret Library reviewed The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson – I can’t wait to read this book myself! This is a great snappy review.

14th May

What’s Nonfiction reviewed God Save Texas by Lawrence Wright – anyone interested in the history of Texas? Who knew a book (and a review) all about Texas would sound so interesting!?

Reads and Reels reviewed The Grip of It by Jac Jemc – this is a great honest review! I really want to read this one so it’s nice to read about the highs and lows of the book.

Espresso Coco reviewed Adrift by Rob Boffard – looking for a fast-paced thriller sci-fi? Well read Dave’s very enthusiastic review for Adrift and you’ve found yourself another book to add to your TBR!

15th May

I Loved Reading This reviewed The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd – I always enjoy seeing what others liked about books that I didn’t

Book Booble reviewed Blood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre – I liked the book I read from this author so it’s nice to see this review, even if it’s not all-around positive

Fictionophile reviewed Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre – I’m not personally interested in this book, but Brookmyre is one of my dads favourite authors and I never see his name pop up on my Reader, so it was just a nice feeling seeing him pop up!

16th May

Reading Under the Blankie reviewed Sweetpea by C. J. Skuse – I have this book to read myself so it’s great seeing a big fat 5-star review for it!

A Word is Power reviewed What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell – this is a really well written and reasonable negative review

Everywhere and Nowhere reviewed Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts – this an informative review! Useful to know that’s it not necessarily a thriller even if it says it is

17th May

Owl Be Sat Reading reviewed Murder at the Mill by M. B. Shaw – this is another of Lisa’s very honest, funny reviews!

18th May

Keeper of Pages reviewed Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin – after all the really positive reviews for this book, Janel’s is the first not-as-excited, honest review but I still want to read it myself!

The Secret Library reviewed F*** You Very Much by Danny Wallace – not only a funny book but it sounds really interesting too!

19th May

The Bookish Deer reviewed The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel – a new book introduction that sounds like one hell of a read! A great, excitable review.

20th May

Katie’s Book Cave reviewed The Dissent of Annie Lang by Ros Franey – I love discovering new historical fiction! This is a very convincing review… I might have to pick up the book!

21st May

Books, Vertigo and Tea reviewed 84K by Claire North – a really great review for a book I can’t wait to read myself!

Read This, Not That reviewed Force of Nature by Jane Harper – Abby says it’s better than The Dry, so that gets my hopes up for reading this one!

What Cathy Read Next reviewed Mr Peacock’s Possessions by Lydia Syson – this is a very intriguing review that gives you just the right amount of description of the story to make you eager to read it

Pace, Amore, Libri reviewed The Summer Children by Dot Hutchison – such an eloquent negative review. Interesting to see that Hutchison couldn’t ever live up to her original writing standards…

Rimpy’s Reads reviewed Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent – I had the exact same feelings about this book!! I love reading reviews that  could have come from my own brain

Velvet Spade Books reviewed Something In the Water by Catherine Steadman – such a well-written review! Becky does so well to present her thoughts in such a balanced and positive way

An Introverts Adventures in Reading reviewed Gun Love by Jennifer Clement – a great mini review that reads well!

Jennifer Tar Heel Reader reviewed Star of the North by D. B. John – a new book added to my TBR due to this snappy, fast-paced review!

22nd May

Julie Davide reviewed Wicked River by Jenny Milchman – a well-worded review that puts my expectations of this book on a certain level. I actually enjoy hearing less positive things before I go into a book so I know what to expect (often times liking the book more than I thought I would)

Candid Cover reviewed The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold – it’s a shame this is YA book because it sounds fun! This is a great ambiguous review that lets you know the book is worth reading without giving too much away!

23rd May

What’s Nonfiction reviewed Incendiary by Michael Cannell – and another true crime to add to my TBR list! This review is absolutely glowing and makes the novel sound well-worth the read

Linda’s Book Bag reviewed The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements – this sounds like a fascinating read! Another fantastic review from Linda!

The Opinionated Reader Blog reviewed Bird Box by Josh Malerman – excellent review for one of my favourite books from last year! I just wish I could reread it again for the first time!

Emma’s Bookish Corner reviewed The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull – this is a rather unique sounding crime novel, definitely sounds entertaining! Emma is a great blogger for some more obscure crime recommendations!

The Black Lit Queen reviewed Hunger by Roxane Gay – sounds like a really inspiring read. Now only is the book said to be open and real, the review for it is too!

24th May

For Winter Nights reviewed 84K by Claire North – every time I read a review for this book I want to read it even more! Another incredibly detailed review from Kate!

25th May

I Loved Reading This reviewed The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – a beautifully written review of a book I really need to read at some point!

Keeper of Pages reviewed The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong – this is another one of those novels that keeps popping up everywhere and every good review I read (like this one!) makes me itch to read it as soon as possible even more.


So there we have it! Those are my favourite review posts from this week. Thanks to all the bloggers featured for the fantastic content this week!

And onto the next week… I’m looking forward to reading some new reviews!

40 thoughts on “My Favourite Reviews of the Week | 20th May

  1. Zuky, this is a fabulous round-up and I loved it. There are some reviews that I hadn’t seen before. You have such a keen eye and I appreciate it. I am honored to be included in this list. You’ve made my week! Thank you!

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  2. Wow, I am so honored and thrilled to have my review included in your post! While I’m not new to reviewing, I’m only three weeks into blogging, and I am grateful beyond words to be included. I will be spending some time reading through this post and all the reviews included. Such a wonderful idea, and thank you so very much. And I cannot wait to read your thoughts on Star of the North!

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  3. This is such a fantastic post. I love that you take time to shout out other bloggers for their reviews. I feel that is what I love about the community. It’s so loving and supportive. Plus a great way to find new reviewers. I can’t wait to go check out to read some of these reviews and discover some new blogs to follow.

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