March Mystery Madness


This is a month long readathon focused around mystery books! It also has some challenges as well which is always well-received by me. The prompts are only one word and they can be interpreted however you want. The twitter is here.


  • Shelf – read something from your own shelf (physical/Goodreads etc)
  • Borrow – read a borrowed book
  • New – read a brand new book/new to you author/newest book from that author
  • Historical – read a classic mystery/historical mystery
  • Foreign – foreign setting/main character/author/genre
  • Opposite – read two books that are opposite to each other or read the opposite of what you normally read.

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Top Five Wednesday – 28/02/18


This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and it runs on Goodreads. This week is top five urban fantasy books! While I do like this genre of fantasy, I’m not going to put my hand on my heart and say it’s my favourite, but it was easier than I thought to find books. I didn’t put any of Cassandra Clare’s books on here or the Rivers of London series, partly because I thought a lot of people would put them on their lists but also partly because I didn’t like them enough to put them on here.

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A Scandal By Any Other Name

A Scandal By Any Other Name (A Tale of Two Sisters, #2)Jasper De Vere doesn’t do sad. Ever since the death of his parents, he’s devoted himself to life’s many pleasures—while making sure to avoid attachments. It’s difficult to avoid your own grandfather though, especially when you’re the heir to his Dukedom. Unable to sit by and watch one of the few people he cares about wither away, Jasper flees to his friend Nicholas’s country estate.

Julia Bishop leads a life of glorious excitement—in her head. The spinal injury she was born with makes her a permanent pariah in society, so despite being the daughter of an earl, she’s spent her life in the country with just her family to keep her company. When her brother-in-law’s flirtatious—and devilishly handsome—friend mistakes her for an untroubled debutante, Julia isn’t about to let an opportunity for some real, live adventure slip away.

Delicious distraction and flirtation turn into an all-out affair and slips dangerously close to something more when family intrudes. Can Jasper and Julia return to their separate lives in isolation, or will they take a risk and choose each other?

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AllegedlyMary B. Addison killed a baby.

Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.

Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really “home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home.

There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?

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Readathons Wrap Up

I have four readathons going at the same time and my TBR varied so wildly that I didn’t actually get that many of the challenges done for each readathon. Rather than worry about it, I decided to combine all four wrap up posts into one so I don’t have to write over and over again that I didn’t get to the challenges but I read a lot. It also means you don’t have to read it.

We’ll see how well it turns out!

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