UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending October 17

Not that much movement in this week’s rankings. Here are this week’s listings:

UK Bestsellers:

  1. The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
  2. Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Williams
  3. Everyday Super Food – Jamie Oliver
  4. Binge – Tyler Oakley
  5. Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan
  6. Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee
  7. Warriors of the Storm – Bernard Cornwell
  8. The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

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UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending Oct. 10

So glad After You made it in the top 10! 🙂 Here are this week’s listings:

UK Bestsellers:

  1. Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Williams
  2. The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
  3. Everyday Super Food – Jamie Oliver
  4. Warriors of the Storm – Bernard Cornwell
  5. Binge – Tyler Oakley
  6. Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan
  7. Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee
  8. After The Crash – Michel Bussi
  9. The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins
  10. A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler

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Wrap-Up: September 2015

wpid-wp-1443789826864.jpgI know I am a week late and I haven’t been posting lately but I have my reasons.

I started a new job! As a librarian!

So all last month was basically doing training and learning new things, which is great but unfortunately it gives me little time to update this blog so I want to apologize for that. I know I haven’t kept up with my “Weekly Tea Discussions” but I’ll promise I’ll try to keep up with them.

I didn’t get to read that many books last month but once I’m settled in my new job, that will change:

Books I Read:

The House of Seventh Street by Karen Vorbeck Williams

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( I haven’t wrote a review for this yet but maybe later in the year I will when I have time)

The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

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Book Review: Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

23215471Format:  Paperback

Pages: 436 pages

Published: June 2, 2015

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Genre: Fiction & Literature, Women’s Fiction

Synopsis:

For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity, what with living in New York City, running her new teen community center, being madly in love, and attending royal engagements. And speaking of engagements. Mia’s gorgeous longtime boyfriend Michael managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question! Of course Mia didn’t need to consult her diary to know that her answer was a royal oui.

But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother’s leaked “fake” wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia’s father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch. Can Mia prove to everyone—especially herself—that she’s not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?”

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UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending October 3

This week’s UK listings come from the Waterstones’ Bestsellers website.

UK Bestsellers:

  1. Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Williams
  2. Everyday Super Food – Jamie Oliver
  3. Leading – Alex Ferguson
  4. Make Me – Lee Child
  5. Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee
  6. Binge – Tyler Oakley
  7. After The Crash – Michel Bussi
  8. The Shepherd’s Crown (Discworld Novels 41) – Terry Pratchett
  9. My Story – Steven Gerrard
  10. Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Haven’t Finished Yet

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is:

Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit (aka ten book series I think I’m going to abandon, ten bookish habits I want to quit, ten authors I quit reading, ten types of books I’m quitting, ten tropes I want to stop reading about, ten books I marked as DNF (did not finish) recently, etc. Get as creative as you want)”

It happens. Life gets in the way or you find something else more interesting to read. And the book you were currently reading is flowing in the wind. Or the book is just not doing it for me and I just decide to put an end to this misery. Here are the most recent books I haven’t finished yet:

 What books have you not finished recently?

The Trouble With Words Book Blitz

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A new romantic comedy released today!

Promises – easy to make, hard to keep.

Having long made a promise to her husband, young widow Annabel has no intentions of breaking it. What she does plan to do, though, is have a baby. Not the easiest of tasks for a woman with a deceased other half, and having explored all her options, her only choice is to take the unconventional route. Setting out to find her own donor, Annabel meets Dan. Single, fun-loving and definitely not looking for commitment, this unruly blonde, blue-eyed man seems perfect for the job.

Dan wants nothing more than to find his dream woman. But with a mother intent on sabotaging his every relationship, he can’t help but think he’s destined to remain single. Of course, he knows his mother doesn’t really want him all for herself, why else would she keep insisting he meet Maeve? Why else would she insist Dan promise to find himself a wife before she meets her maker?

Forced to negotiate matters of love, life and death, Annabel and Dan seem the answer to each other’s prayers. But will they really be able to keep the promises they made? And is having a baby really the solution?

*On Sale Now!*

The Trouble with Words by Suzie Tullett is available on Amazon:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Amazon EU


Displaying Suzie Tullett.jpgSuzie Tullett is an author of contemporary humorous fiction and romantic comedy. As well as The Trouble with Words, her novels include Going Underground and Little White Lies and Butterflies, which was short-listed for The Guardian’s 2013 Not the Booker Prize. She has a Master’s Degree in Television & Radio Scriptwriting and worked as a scriptwriter before becoming a full-time novelist. And when she’s not tapping away on the computer creating her own literary masterpiece, she usually has her head in someone else’s.

Learn more about the author:

Website:

http://suzietullett.com

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/suzietullett

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suzie-Tullett-Author/221204154583599?fref=ts

LibraryReads: October 2015 List

LibraryReads published next month’s LibraryReads List, a monthly list of top ten books recommended by librarians across the country. And I’m so excited that After You is one of the recommendations! Check out these new hot releases!

(All links are from Goodreads)

  1. City On Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg (Available 10/13/2015)
  2. After You by Jojo Moyes (Available 9/29/2015)
  3. A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George (Available 10/27/2015)
  4. Slade House by David Mitchell (Available 10/27/2015)
  5. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (Available 9/29/2015)
  6. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (Available 10/6/2015)
  7. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (Available 10/20/2015)
  8. In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward (Available 9/29/2015)
  9. Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA by Roberta Kaplan, Edie Windsor and Lisa Dickey (Available 10/5/2015)
  10. We Were Brothers: A Memoir by Barry Moser (Available 10/20/2015)

Book Review: The House On Seventh Street by Karen Vorbeck Williams

25909016Format:  E-book

Pages: 259 pages

Published: September 1, 2015

Publisher: Booktrope Editions

Genre: Fiction & Literature, Mystery

Synopsis:

Winna returns to her father’s last residence, an 87-year-old mansion in her Colorado hometown, to settle his estate and sell the house her grandfather built. As Winna shares memories with her married daughter, reconciles with her disinherited sister Chloe, and becomes reacquainted with old classmates, the old house gives up its secrets. A handwritten will, old love letters, an unfinished story in a notebook, and a diamond ring hidden among her childhood marbles, call into question everything Winna knows about her beloved grandmother. Then come footsteps on the stairs, numerous break-ins, her car’s brake failure on a mountain road, a fall down the basement stairs. Someone is trying to kill Winna. She can’t begin to think it is her sister or Todd, Chloe’s handsome new husband. Could it be her high school boyfriend John or the local handyman she’s hired?”

The plot gives the impression that this is a straight up “whodunit” mystery. That is not the case here. Don’t get me wrong, there is a mystery. But as the reader I had a hard time grasping and diving into the plot, which I always try to do when reading a mystery.

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UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending September 26

You know you can smell fall in the air when new releases fall from the sky. We have a lot newcomers entering the top ten in both countries and old favorites hanging on by a thread. Here are this week’s listings:

UK Bestsellers:

  1. Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Williams
  2. Everyday Super Food – Jamie Oliver
  3. Leading – Alex Ferguson
  4. My Story – Steven Gerrard
  5. Make Me – Lee Child
  6. The Tea Planter’s Wife – Dinah Jeffreries
  7. Lamentation – C.J. Sansom
  8. Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson
  9. The Ice Twins – S.K. Tremayne
  10. A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler

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