Bibliomaniac's Bookshelf Week Ending 28th July

Wow, what a week! This has been a booktastic week full of blog tours and fantastic reads! It's the first week of the Summer Holidays too and what a great way to spend it, completely buried in books! So here's a quick round up of the best novels that have been sitting on my shelf this week!


I have always loved Sally Gardner's Children and Young Adult Fiction so I was thrilled to see she had written a novel for adults. And this is a truly great read. It's historical fiction, coming of age, a crime thriller and women's fiction. It's fresh, original, entertaining and honest. It has some exceptional characters and is full of vividly described people and events. Well worth a read and it should definitely make its way on to your TBR pile this year! I was lucky enough to be able to include an extract from Chapter One in my post so click below, see my full review and enjoy Chapter One!

My Review of An Almond for a Parrot & Extract from Chapter 1


Give Me the ChildLarry and the Dog PeopleBroken BranchesA Stranger in the House

Click on the links below for my full reviews!

Give Me the Child takes the psychological in psychological thriller to the next level. This is a gripping novel which asks the question "Do we get the children we deserve?" Multi-layered, thought provoking and an extremely captivating read. Similarly chilling is A Stranger in the House. Lapena has created some deeply unsettling characters in her second novel and enough twists and turns to keep you turning the pages until you get to the very end. Unputdownable! Another two outstanding domestic noir novels to add to your TBR pile!

Broken Branches and Larry and the Dog People were great discoveries - both authors were new to me and I knew very little about the books but I found myself equally spellbound by them both. Broken Branches satisfied my love for all things ghostly and gothic and Larry and the Dog People was full of humour and a highly original protagonist. Both hugely enjoyable and I recommend them.

My Review of Give Me the Child

My Review of Larry and the Dog People

My Review of Broken Branches

My Review of A Stranger in the House


The Upstairs Room

You know what they say, you wait all day and then three come along at once! Well, these blog tours are well worth catching! Mike Thomas wrote me a very entertaining guest post for my stop on the Unforgivable tour which I would recommend you take a look at. I reviewed The Unquiet Dead which has been provoking very heartfelt reactions within the blogging community with some outstanding reviews. The Upstairs Room is also a book to watch out for in 2017 so make sure you read my review and then the other stops on the tour!

Blog Tour Review The Unquiet Dead

Blog Tour Review The Upstairs Room

Blog Tour Guest Post Unforgivable

Phew, after all that I need a lie down - with a good book obviously! But which one...... Well, you'll just have to tune in next week to see which books are currently sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be devoured!

Happy Reading!

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  1. I don't know any of these books but they definitely sound interesting!

    HannahCassie @

    1. Oh thanks Hannah! Hope I've tempted you to try one!! Thanks for commenting !


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