Top 5 Wednesday: Bookish Things You’re a Grinch About

Hey guys! Had a little chuckle when I saw this post because I can definitely see the majority of us getting carried away with this! Yes, it’s supposed to be fun and you can mention dumb stuff but I can definitely see some people getting a tiny bit angry just talking about their bookish pet peeves! I’ll probably get a little angry, too! So lets get into some trivial stuff about books that make me a right grinch!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

1) When you have a mismatched series

I hate when you buy the first book in a series in the standard UK paperback size. Then when the second book is released it’s a giant paperback and you have a mismatched series! I can never find the first book in the same size so it really bothers me that I don’t have a matching series/set! I’ve included a photo above so you understand my frustration!

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December TBR!

Hey guys! So December is upon us and I have read 45/50 books for my reading challenge! So I have to read five books now and I feel like I’m going to be racing through them as fast as I can. I am definitely not setting such a high target next year because with my new job it has been so challenging. I’m thinking maybe 30 books next year? Not sure yet! Anyways, here are the five books I will be reading this month!

Hell Bay.jpg1) Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes

I got approved for this on NetGalley and it sounds so exciting! It reminds me of The Devil’s Claw because they both take place on an island and both of the main characters are returning to the island where they grew up, to seek refugee from a traumatic past. But then a body is found on a beach and they have to track down the killer. I really liked The Devil’s Claw and this one sounds just as exciting. I really love crime thrillers when the main character has a traumatic past because I feel it adds more excitement to the story. It’s like a vulnerability that the killer can tap into. Can’t wait to start this!



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November Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I didn’t do too well with my reading this month. I read two full books and two short stories. Yup, not great! I found myself going into a bit of a slump, unfortunately. So I still have six books to read in December if I want to complete my reading challenge. But I have a week off at Christmas and no plans so I think this is plenty time to catch up if I fall behind.

The Devil's Claw1) The Devil’s Claw by Lara Dearman

If you’ve read my review for this then you will know that I really liked it but I just wanted it to be more exciting. It does suffer a little because it’s the first book in a series but I really liked all the characters. It’s about a serial killer who has been killing young girls for decades and making them look like suicides. Very interesting idea and I think Lara pulled it off really well. I just wanted the identity of the killer to be revealed earlier on because the book is nearly 400 pages long, but you don’t find out who the killer is until the last 20 pages or so. I think this is too long to wait and it needed to be revealed earlier. But I was kept in the dark the whole time and didn’t have a clue who the serial killer was. So I was quite surprised when it all came out which I liked!

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