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I’m currently reading my final 2022 ARC: The Secret Society Of Salzburg by Renee Ryan. I have great memories from visiting the city back in 2018, and I’ve been looking forward to a revisit. I will also be starting January 2023 ARC The Resort by Sarah Goodwin… I’ve enjoyed this author before and I hope the winter setting will help me forget about the hot (a.k.a. 35+°C) temperatures we’ve been having.


1. The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes (3/5 stars) REVIEW
I’ve been meaning to read The Giver Of Stars ever since it was first published back in 2019, and I had forgotten about the drama and its comparison to The Book Woman Of Troublesome Creek (which I loved). I do have to say that it is quite a coincidence to have two books coming out in the same year with such a specific topic: the Kentucky packhorse librarians… Rumors aside, with such a similar topics it’s hard not to compare the two titles; even though I don’t remember a lot of details of the other story, The Giver Of Stars still came up short for me.

2. The Girl In The Pink Shoes by Stacy Green (4/5 stars) REVIEW 27/12
I’ve been meaning to try this author for quite some time now, so when I saw that her Lucy Kendall series was going to be republished I couldn’t resist looking into it. And I have to say that I was sold as soon as I read the blurb. I love crime thrillers with an unique touch, and The Girl In The Pink Shoes definitely seems to promise that (although I admit the old blurb is more enticing and fits the story better). And boy, what a rollercoaster ride it turned out to be! Seriously twisted, original, highly entertaining and not a story you will forget easily.

3. Witherward by Hannah Mathewson (4/5 stars) REVIEW 23/12
I added this book on a whim because it gave me Schwab vibes, and I’m glad I did because I ended up having an excellent time with this YA fantasy story. Parallel Londons that make you think of the Shades Of Magic series, but with a whole different worldbuilding, magic, shapeshifters and a civil war in the making… I can’t believe this book hasn’t been mentioned more! If you like the genre, I can highly recommend Witherward; I definitely can’t wait to read the sequel myself.


Between the heatwave and Christmas preparations, I’ve been reading less than usual… But I’m finally getting to my Christmas reads! Next up are The Christmas Tree Cottage by Holly Martin and Once Upon A December by Amy E. Reichert. I should also read January 2023 ARC The Summer Party by Rebecca Heath some time soon; I’m excited for this one and the Australia setting is a bonus. My TBR jar pick The Library At Mount Char by Scott Hawkins will have to wait until 2023 though.

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