December Wrap Up! Yeah

2017 seems to have flown by & it’s already the end of December. Here are the books I’ve read this month!

  1. False Hearts – Laura Lam [3.5/5]
  2. The Girl With A Clock For A Heart – Peter Swanson [3/5]
  3. 13 Minutes – Sarah Pinborough [4/5]
  4. The Hating Game – Sally Thorne [5/5]
  5. A Thousand Pieces Of You – Claudia Gray [4/5]
  6. Falling into Place – Amy Zhang [3/5]
  7. A Thousand Skies Above You – Claudia Gray [4/5]
  8. Roomies – Christina Lauren [4.5/5]

❗️How many books have you managed to read this month?

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Colleen Hoover – November 9!

“Sigh”

“Did you just say sigh? out loud? instead of actually sighing?

“Eye roll”

GUYS IT’S NOVEMBER 9! The story of Ben & Fallon 👉🏼 Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one-day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Review: I don’t think anyone needs me to say it again but I will anyway cause oh well, Colleen Hoover is one of my favourite authors. One whose books I will read multiple times & not be bored. This is the second time I’m reading November 9 (will be re-reading all her books one by one) & I love it just as much as I did the first time. The story is really good, it’s funny, it’s cute, it’s sad, it’s tear-jerking & I totally recommend it! Everybody read it, in fact read every single book that Colleen has written (wow I could be Colleen’s number 1 fan). Oh Fallon & Ben, my dear heart 💕.

Rating: 💎💎💎💎💎

Waited a long few months to post this 😂. Sooo I think you can tell how much I love @colleenhoover & how much I love November 9!

❗️What’s your favourite Colleen Hoover book?

Now reading! 

I know I’ve been super MIA here on my blog, it’s because my schedule became supeeeeer hectic & stressful & sometimes days went by before I got to read much which is why I kind of ran out of book reviews to post 😂. I promise they’re coming!!!! I was active on Instagram (my handle is @thebookierookie) where I updated about my current reads & all that so I thought I should post the same thing here for the people that might not follow me there.  

Finished reading The Girl Before by Rena Olsen! I absolutely loveeed it, review will be uploaded soon! 

My next read is Until It Fades by K. A. Tucker. Synopsis 👉🏼 Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand outside of tourist season.

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And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

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Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works.

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For a time.

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But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust.

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Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?

❗️Have you read any books written by K. A. Tucker? What do you think of them? 

T. A. Cotterell – What Alice Knew


“How would these people like to be pushed and shoved and turned into public property just because their husband had combined bad luck and bad attachment to an unprecedented degree?”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: TW Adult
  • Published On: May 4 2017
  • Pages: 384

Synopsis: Alice has a perfect life – a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don’t quite add up.

Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?

Sometimes it’s better not to know.

Review: What Alice Knew by T. A. Cotterell was a good read surrounding the importance of family relationships. Especially the importance of doing the right thing. I wasn’t all that impressed with what happened because I just expected a bigger, more dramatic reveal. I guess Alice didn’t want to be like her mother in terms of keeping from them what she thinks is important to know. What happened in the ending made me have only one reaction: why? 

Rating: 💎💎💎

Peter Swanson – Her Every Fear

“I’m arresting you on suspicion of the murder of Audrey Marshall…”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Published On: January 10 2017
  • Pages: 352

Synopsis: Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.

Soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.

When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves–until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment and accidentally learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? What about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jet-lagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself, so how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met? 

Review: The cover & the synopsis & also my liking of other works by Peter Swanson really made me want to read the book. It was really interesting to read & the way the story unfolded…it gave me goosebumps 😂. Just one question though, why..?

Rating: 💎💎💎💎

September Wrap Up!

Wrap up time! September was going good as a reading month until my university started 😂. This month I managed to read only 11 books!! Books with reviews on my blog have an * before them.

1- * I See You – Clare Mackintosh: 5/5.

2- * The Switch – Joseph Finder: 3.5/5.

3- Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn: 4/5.

4- * Final Girls – Riley Sager: 4/5.

5- Feel Me Fall – James Morris: 4/5.

6- * When You Disappeared – John Marrs: 4/5.

7- * Good Me, Bad Me – Ali Land: 4/5.

8- Her Every Fear – Peter Swanson: 4/5.

9- The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck – Mark Manson: 5/5.

10- Dark Places – Gillian Flynn: 4/5.

11- The Woman In Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware: 4/5.

❗️How many books did you manage to read this month?

Clare Mackintosh – I See You

“Who among us wouldn’t take that chance, if it were handed to us?

The chance to kill someone.”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Published On: August 11 2016
  • Pages: 368

Synopsis: You do the same thing every day.

You know exactly where you’re going.

You’re not alone.

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a website, a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .

I See You is an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning psychological thriller from one of the most exciting and successful British debut talents of 2015.

Review: I really love the book. The core of the book was soooo interesting & imagining that happening gives me goosebumps but it was definitely one of the reasons that I bought it. I also bought it because I loveeeed Clare Mackintosh’s other book called “I Let You Go” & I do have a review up on my blog so click here to read it! Towards the end of the book I really thought I had figured out who was behind it all but oh noooo, it’s a whirlwind of events 😂🙌🏼. Pick it up now! 

Rating: 💎💎💎💎💎