8 Week Kindle Journey – Week 1

Hello everyone! I’m back!

Let’s be honest, I’ve had a rough couple of months with moving home and being too stressed to read. However, I am now broke until I get a pay rise or a newer high paying job (thanks mortgage). I’ve been stocking up on both physical books and kindle books over the latter part of this year because I knew my budget come 2021 for books would be non-existant. So, I’ve set myself a slightly ambitious but totally doable (if I put my mind to it), challenge that I’d like to invite you all to join – if you want.

That challenge is to read all the books in my kindle library. Before COVID and lockdown, I used to read an average of 3 Kindle books a week, so that’s what I’m going to attempt here. That means this challenge will last 8 weeks, finishing up at the end of January.

Let’s face it, Christmas is going to be different for all of us and January is usually a big bore. This will spice things up!

So, please join along with me if you can, let’s read together and discuss together 😀

So, I’ve not gone alphabetical. I’ve literally picked the first three books in my kindle library.

  • Little Bones by N V Peacock
  • The Last Resort by Susi Holliday
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Monday-Tuesday Read:

It’s no secret that my happy place resides in the realm of crime/thriller. I’m always looking for that one book that is offering a story in a style that I haven’t read before. I stumbled across Little Bones and had that ‘where have you been all my life’ moment. I’m hopeful that I’ll really enjoy it, but you never know.

It’s currently on ‘Kindle Unlimited’ or can be bought for 99p.

Blurb:

I have three names: I was born Leigh-Ann. I became Cherrie. When I was a child, they called me Little Bones…

My father was Mr Bones – the notorious serial killer of 25 years ago.
As a child I witnessed his crimes.
Everything is different now. I have a new identity. I’m a mother. I am finally free.
Until that podcast. I should never have listened.
They’re linking a recent disappearance to the crimes of the past.
They know who I am. They’re calling me Little Bones again.
They say I’m a villain but I’m not. I’m a victim.
You believe me, don’t you?

Wednesday-Thursday Read:

I was actually surprised that I got this second book because I’ve been engaged in a ‘hit and miss’ when it comes to this particular style of writing. But I guess I’m a sucker for engaging in the unpredictable.

This is also available on ‘Kindle Unlimited’ or can be bought for £3.29.

Blurb:

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One perfect crime.

When Amelia is invited to an all-expenses-paid retreat on a private island, the mysterious offer is too good to refuse. Along with six other strangers, she’s told they’re here to test a brand-new product for Timeo Technologies. But the guests’ excitement soon turns to terror when the real reason for their summons becomes clear.

Each guest has a guilty secret. And when they’re all forced to wear a memory-tracking device that reveals their dark and shameful deeds to their fellow guests, there’s no hiding from the past. This is no luxury retreat—it’s a trap they can’t get out of.

As the clock counts down to the lavish end-of-day party they’ve been promised, injuries and in-fighting split the group. But with no escape from the island—or the other guests’ most shocking secrets—Amelia begins to suspect that her only hope for survival is to be the last one standing. Can she confront her own dark past to uncover the truth—before it’s too late to get out?

Friday-Sunday Read:

Lastly, I have always wanted to read Philippa Gregory books but have never really had the chance or found the time. I have always been very into history but have often shied away from it as I can find it too dense to read. I have now decided to take the plunge in terms of reading this. I have only heard good things of the author from other readers and I did enjoy the 2008 film version of this book, so I am looking forward to reading it.

This is currently on Kindle for £2.99

Blurb:

This chance for us Howards comes once in a century…

1521. Henry VIII rules over a fashionable court alive with pageant and celebration, the lack of a son his only threat. When young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, she becomes his new mistress, an unwitting pawn in the ambitions of the powerful Boleyn and Howard families.

As Henry’s interest begins to wane, the Boleyns scheme to put forward Mary’s sister, Anne. Yet Anne Boleyn, newly returned from the French court, won’t agree to be Henry’s mistress – only his wife.

Pitting the king’s desperation for an heir against the advice of his powerful advisors, Wolsey and Cromwell, what follows will change the course of a country’s history.

Summary –

In summary, please come along with me on this journey. Whether you’re reading for the first time or re-reading, lets have a jolly good time for eight weeks of reading!!

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