My Favourite Reviews of the Week | 5th August

Faves 5 Aug

Hello again bookish friends! I’m here again with my favourite reviews of the week. I was meant to post this yesterday but I had a really busy day and forgot… oops!

It’s been an age since I last did one of these posts due to my holiday and then trying to get back into the swing of things with work etc. But we’re back now, appreciating all the wonderful reviews on my Reader this week!

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

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


30th July

Life Through Books reviewed The Hunters by Kat Gordon – This is a wonderfully expressive review. I love discovering new books, even if not to my tastes. I can always bank it to recommend to others!

Books, Vertigo, and Tea reviewed The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel – beautiful review of a very well loved book!

Jo’s Book Blog reviewed An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena – I haven’t given Lapena enough of a chance since reading her book The Stranger Beside Me so Jo’s review has definitely made me intrigued to read this latest novel!

Jen Med’s Book Reviews reviewed One Little Lie by Sam Carrington – Jen’s review has really grabbed my attention and definitely makes me want to read this book!

The Owl on the Bookshelf reviewed Alias Grace Margaret Atwood – I’m always recommended this novel but rarely see reviews for it. Nat’s caught my attention straight away and I now know this book definitely sounds like something I’ll enjoy

Pace, Amore, Libri reviewed Educated by Tara Westover – very down to earth review that takes a break from all the glowing ones for this book. It definitely helps you manage your expectations before diving into the book

The Opinionated Reader Blog reviewed Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado – this is such a beautiful and eloquent review. It has immediately added this book to my TBR

Here’s the Fucking Twist reviewed Caged by Ellison Cooper – Krystin’s reviews are always so much fun to read, even if you’re not that interested in the book! This is a book to note down as a recommendation for my dad though…

31st July

Stephanie’s Novel Fiction reviewed A Double Life by Flynn Berry – a very enticing review! If you’re looking for a new crime thriller to read, stop off at this review for some inspo!

What’s Nonfiction reviewed The Dragon Behind the Glass by Emily Voigt – really interesting review for a book all about a quirky obsession! Draws a comparison to The Feather Thief (which I haven’t read yet myself)

Shih Tzu’s and Book Reviews reviewed In the Vines bt Shannon Kirk – talk about intrigued! This review has definitely pushed this book to the front of my mind

Here’s the Fucking Twist reviewed The Dry by Jane Harper – I felt pretty much the exact same about this book!

Mrs B Book Reviews reviewed The Far Back Country by Kate Lyons – I love Australian fiction, so I love finding new Aus books & authors! Especially when they’re mystery novels with reviews as good as this!

1st August

A Haven for Book Lovers reviewed Into the Darkness by Sibel Hodge – looking for a new dark thriller recommendation? Check out Diana’s review – this sounds like an exciting and dark read!

Jennider Tar Heel Reader reviewed The Kill Jar by J. Reuben Appelman – I haven’t seen many reviews for this non-fiction that I’ve had my eyes on. This review makes it sound like a very fascinating read!

GNTxReads reviewed Thirteen by Steven Cavanagh – fantastic review for a book that’s all the rage at the moment!

2nd August

Me and My Mundane Life reviewed After Anna by Lisa Scottoline – this is a great snappy review!

What’s Nonfiction reviewed several DNF books – I love a collection of mini-reviews, even if they are DNF!

Reading Between the Pages reviewed A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult – this fab review tells you enough about the book without drumming home a point that might sway your opinion before going into the book. You’re still left to go into the book open-minded with no pre-opinions on the story.

Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee reviewed The Unforgotten by Laura Powell – beautifully eloquent review, the book sounds really interesting! I’ve always been a lover of chilling, but not necessarily scary books!#

3rd August

Reading Under the Blankie reviewed The Secrets We Keep by Mia Hayes – do you like books based around secretive and toxic neighbours? Check out Norrie’s review!

Bionic Book Worm reviewed Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay – a very controversial review for this book since I’ve only seen people say good things so far! This helps me lower my expectation though so I can prepare myself just in case I don’t like it.

Write Through the Night reviewed We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – I love the easy-to-read set-up of this review!

Inside my Library Mind reviewed American Gods by Neil Gaiman – amazingly detailed review! It makes me really want to read the book!

Brooke’s Books and Brews reviewed Who Killed These Girls by Beverly Lowry – I have seen some very mixed reviews about this book so it’s interesting seeing this glowing one!


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!

34 thoughts on “My Favourite Reviews of the Week | 5th August

  1. I’m so glad you do this post. So many bloggers are hesitant to post reviews because they think they’ll get less views. But reviews are SO important! I still think you’ll love Disappearance at Devil’s Rock. It seems like it’s your type of book 🙂

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