Karen Swan is the Sunday Times top three bestselling author of nineteen books and her novels sell all over the world. She writes two each year; one for summer and one for the Christmas season.
Remember when I used to do a monthly wrap-up and then I went back to work and had less time to read......well that. But I do like a wrap-up so going forward I figure I would do this at the end of each season.
I'm not quite sure when this happened but we seem to be in full blown summer right now. The school terms are coming to an end, I am sat in the middle of a heatwave and everyone seems to be jetting off to white sandy beaches
In the middle of #12booksofchristmas, I am writing this post. It is Monday December 13th and I have just got back from a weekend away with my husband. It's funny to be writing this now.
Long time readers and fans of Karen Swan will notice a cover change. Gone is a picture of a woman wearing a red coat walking away from us. Instead we have a striking midnight blue cover
I'm only 3 days late in wrapping up my August reads, namely because I was so keen to include Malibu Rising which was the perfect summer read. August has been a lovely month for us.
Regular readers to the blog must know by now that I am a huge fan of Karen Swan. This prolific author writes 2 books a year, one in summer, one in winter, all set in a vast array of locations.
It does not seem two minutes since I was here doing a monthly wrap-up and now I'm back to wrap-up March. Wowser! Spring has sprung, lambs are being born, the ducks at our local fishing lake have suddenly got romantic aspirations.
At the time of reading A Christmas Party, the UK and parts of Europe are in a cold snap. We had plenty of snow and our night-time thermometers showed minus six degrees for a few nights.
I clearly did not get the memo about Christmas being over because out of the 8 books I read and reviewed in January, only one was not a Christmas book. I am reading another Christmas novel and have 2 more Christmas books
I appreciate that a lot of books reviewed on the blog are fiction, but what you may not know is that I am fascinated by journalist's stories, particularly those who have bravely put themselves in the very worst of situations.
I can't believe that this is my last wrap up of 2020. December has been lovely and Christmas is always my most favourite time of year. This December I managed to read 12 books for #12 Books of Christmas.
If someone were to ask me to recommend a great Christmas fiction author, then with no hesitation I would recommend Karen Swan. She usually releases books twice a year; in winter come the Christmassy reads
I cannot believe we are already in November and once again it is time for my reading round-up. I've read a couple more horror books than I normally would in celebration of Halloween and am STILL reading The Stand.
Having dived into Autumn like a labrador into a pile of leaves, I was left with a couple of beach reads promised for my holiday. Luckily we had a couple of days on the Kent coast planned instead and the weather was blazing hot.
This is a different kind of post....and it's a Tuesday morning. What gives? Well I thought it might be fun to do a recap of my month in reading and reviewing and have decided to do a kind of wrap up of the month.
I decided to treat myself to a couple of Karen Swan's backlist. These are the perfect summer reads, perfect for the beach or a summer holiday. Given that a holiday abroad is looking a bit tricky at the mo, I curled up on the sofa
One of the good things to come out of the Pandemic is the myriad of ways that events can now be accessed virtually instead of in person. This has been a godsend in such times.