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WWW Wednesday (3rd March 2021)

Happy Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words and involves answering the 3 Ws.

These 3 Ws are:

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you’ll read next?


I haven’t read much over the past week, but hopefully this will get better as the month goes on.

Currently Reading

I’m finally reading Emma & I by Sheila Hocken, which I’ve wanted to read for years now! I’m really enjoying it so far; I’m just hoping that I won’t end up in tears by the end of the book.

Recently Finished

At the weekend, I finished reading The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty. I found it a little hard to get into, but I ended up really enjoying it.

Next I’ll Be Reading…

I think my next read will be Kill Joy by Holly Jackson, which is a prequel story to A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder which has been published for World Book Day 2021.

What are you currently reading?

– Elanor 🙂

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My March 2021 TBR

Happy Monday!

I can’t believe that we’re already into the third month of 2021…

Last month was pretty good in terms of reading; I read a total of six books, two of which I rated five stars! Hopefully, March will be just as good.

For March, I’ve set myself a TBR of four books:

1. Curtain by Agatha Christie

I’ve had this book on my shelves since January 2019, so I figured it’s about time I read it! I’ve been putting it off because it’s the final Poirot book, but I’ve heard that it’s a good ending to his series, so I have high hopes!

2. Kill Joy by Holly Jackson

This is the prequel to A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder and has been published for World Book Day 2021 (which is 4th March). I’m very excited to read this one but I’m saving it to read on World Book Day itself.

3. Emma and I by Sheila Hocken

Sheila Hocken’s story of her guide dog, Emma (told from Emma’s perspective), published in the book Emma’s Story was one of my favourite books as a child. I’ve been meaning to read Sheila’s account of her life for some time now, so hopefully this will be the month in which I do!

4. Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

This book was on my TBR for February but I didn’t get round to finishing it. Fingers crossed that I’ll find the time to read it this month as it sounds like a fun read.

– Elanor 🙂

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Books I’ve Read This Month: February 2021

February was actually a pretty good month for me in terms of reading! While I didn’t read all of the books on the TBR I set myself, happily, I read a total of 6 books this month:

1. Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion by Emma Marriott

I love Downton Abbey, so I was really excited to read this. I really enjoyed it! It was full of amazing photos and it was a really interesting read.

Rating: 4 Stars

2. A Bad Bride’s Tale by Polly Williams

This book didn’t turn out how I expected it to and I have pretty mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I loved the ending! However, throughout the book, I disliked several of the main characters and I also found some descriptions (of scenery, of the physical appearance of characters) to be too over-the-top.

Rating: 3 Stars

3. We Just Clicked by Anna Bell

Oh wow, I loved this book! From the beginning of the book, I disliked Luke and unfortunately (?), I didn’t warm to him as the book went on. However, I loved every other character and the plot was so good!!! This book had me feeling sad one page and then laughing aloud on the next; I would definitely recommend reading it!

Rating: 5 Stars

4. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

I LOVED this book so much! I’d read a fair few bad reviews of this, so I was quite hesitant in starting it, despite Sophie Kinsella being one of my favourite authors. However, this book had me completely hooked! I loved (most of) the characters and the storyline was hilarious; I absolutely adored it.

Rating: 5 Stars

5. The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe by Milly Johnson

This was a short story which I quite enjoyed. It was a fun, easy read and didn’t take me too long to complete. My only complaint is that there was no wedding chapter!

Rating: 4 Stars

6. The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

This book took me a while to get into, despite the blurb intriguing me. However, once I pushed past this, I became hooked on the storyline and finished the book within a matter of days!

Rating: 4 Stars

Did you read many books this month?

– Elanor 🙂

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Audiobooks I’ve Listened To This Month: February 2021

This post contains spoilers.

This month, I have continued to read my way through the Agatha Raisin series via audiobooks. I think I’m reaching the end of this series now, or at least I’m reaching the end of the audiobooks which my library has available, so this may be the penultimate post in my journey.

1. Agatha Raisin: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead written by M. C. Beaton and read by Penelope Keith

Unfortunately, by the end of this book, Toni was beginning to irritate me. I was actually quite surprised by this as she’s one of my favourite characters. However, some things never change and again, all the way through this book, I couldn’t stand James. The highlight of the book for me was the fact that Simon left at the end. For some reason, I didn’t seem to be as hooked on this story as previous Agatha Raisin books.

2. Agatha Raisin and The Blood of an Englishman written by M. C. Beaton and read by Penelope Keith
I have to say that I’m glad that I already didn’t like pie at the time of reading this…otherwise I definitely would have been put off for life. That aside, I really enjoyed this story; I thought that the plot was pretty fun. I have to say though, I still wish that Agatha and Charles would get married

– Elanor 🙂

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Happy Tuesday!!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme which was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a topic and posts their top ten list which fits the topic.

The topic for this week is books that made me laugh out loud and I’m really looking forward to reading other people’s posts and picking up some new books to read!

Without further ado, here are my ten:

1. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

2. Peggy & Me by Miranda Hart

3. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

4. Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

5. How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

6. We Just Clicked by Anna Bell

7. The Book That’s More Than Just A Book – Book by Peter Kay

8. Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella

9. The One by Kiera Cass

10. The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

– Elanor 🙂

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Stacking The Shelves (20th February 2021)

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly book meme which is co-hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, in which you are encouraged to share the books which you are adding to your shelves this week (including books you have bought, borrowed or received as gifts)!


Despite saying that I wouldn’t be adding any more books to my shelves until I had read (almost) everything on my TBR, this week I added to books to my shelves…

The Little Dreams Of Lara Cliffe by Milly Johnson

This is a short story which I borrowed from the library. I actually already read this book, earlier in the week and I did enjoy it!

We Need To Talk: The World According To Us by Stephen Webb and Chris Steed

I found this book in a sale online and I’m looking forward to reading it; I’m expecting it to be quite entertaining!

Have you added any books to your shelves this week?

– Elanor 🙂

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First Impressions Friday: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

Happy Friday!

First Impressions Friday is a weekly book meme created by J. W. Martin, in which you talk about a book which you have just started. Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little further. Based on this sampling, give a few first impressions and a prediction of what you’ll think by the end of the book!

At the beginning of the week, I started reading The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty. I bought this book last summer so I’m pleased to be finally getting around to reading it!

The blurb of the book is as follows:

“Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back.

Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk. Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that’s kind of interesting. She’s dating someone worth stalking. She’s intrigued by the woman’s motives. In fact, she’d even love to meet her.

Ellen doesn’t know it, but she already has.”

So far, I haven’t read very much of this book; only a few chapters in fact. However, I’m intrigued! I’m looking forward to finding out who the stalker is and if her story is the same as Patrick’s…

I’m predicting a twist; maybe Patrick is delusional or maybe he’s hiding the whole story from Ellen. I can’t wait to find out!

– Elanor 🙂

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WWW Wednesday (17th February 2021)

Happy Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words and involves answering the 3 Ws.

These 3 Ws are:

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you’ll read next?


I seem to be on a bit of a roll in terms of reading. Over the past week, I’ve read two (yes, TWO) books which I loved so much that I rated them both five stars! If this streak continues, I’ll have my TBR cleared in no time!

Currently Reading

At the beginning of the week, I started reading The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty.

Recently Finished

Over the past week, I finished two amazing books: We Just Clicked by Anna Bell and Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella. I absolutely loved them both and rated them both five stars.

My Next Read

I think that my next read will be Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella as it is the only book on my February TBR which I haven’t yet read (also because I’m very excited to read it).

What are you currently reading?

– Elanor 🙂

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books With Purple, Yellow and/ or Green Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme which was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a topic and posts their top ten list which fits the topic.

This week’s topic is books with purple, yellow and/ or green covers, in honour of Mardi Gras, which is today.

1. …And A Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne

2. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

3. Lady Mary by Lucy Worsley

4. The Crown by Kiera Cass

5. It Only Happens In The Movies by Holly Bourne

6. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

7. Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

8. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

9. Tales Of Brave Adventure by Enid Blyton

10. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Happy Tuesday!

– Elanor 🙂

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books That Remind Me Of Love &/ Valentine’s Day

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time to share my Top Ten Tuesday post!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme which was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a topic and posts their top ten list which fits the topic.

This week’s topic is Valentine’s/Love Freebie and I have chosen to list my top ten books that remind me of love and /Valentine’s day, whether it be because of their cover, their title or their plot.

So here goes!

1. How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

2. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

3. The One by Kiera Cass

4. We Just Clicked by Anna Bell

5. The Plus One Pact by Portia Macintosh

6. If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

7. Shopaholic Ties The Knot by Sophie Kinsella

8. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

9. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Milly Johnson

10. To All The Boys Trilogy by Jenny Han

Which books would you choose?

– Elanor 🙂