My family and I are putting are Christmas tree up in 4 weeks time? What the actual frickety frack? Where has the year gone? I hope your October and Halloween was good and SAFE! I am kind of drowning in Uni work so I didn’t get to as many books as I wanted to last month, so I am aiming low in November!
Just like last month, because I study English Lit, a lot of the books I will be reading between now and December aren’t my choice so when I do ever get a spare moment to read a book of my choice I don’t really want to deal with the pressure of a TBR. But despite that I will still pick a few because there are a few I do definitely want to read this month but prepare for a very small TBR.
Also, I’m not going to list the books I’m reading for my course because I can’t remember which ones I have to read this month and which ones I’m reading next month so it’s just easier to not list them and confuse things. Let’s get on with my TBR.
Murder at the Dolphin Hotel by Helena Dixon. I said last month that I wanted to get this out of the way before uni started or I would forget all about it… and let’s just say oopsies about that and move on! I am still only 20% of the way through but I was really enjoying it! It’s a great murder mystery so far and it just has the slightest hint of romance. Hopefully I will get a chance to pick it up this month
A room with a view… to murder! June 1933. Independent young Kitty Underhay has been left in charge of her family’s hotel, The Dolphin, on the tranquil English coast. She’s expecting her days at the bustling resort to be filled with comfortable chatter with chambermaids as they polish the mahogany desks and glittering candelabras of the elegant foyer. Everything must be perfect for the arrival of a glamourous jazz singer from Chicago and a masked ball that will be the cultural highlight of the season. But when several rooms are broken into and searched, including Kitty’s own, she quickly realises that something out of the ordinary is afoot at the hotel. Soon rumours are flying in the cozy town that someone is on the hunt for a stolen ruby. A ruby that Kitty’s mother may well have possessed when she herself went missing during the Great War. And when the break-ins are followed by a series of attacks and murders, including of the town’s former mayoress, it seems the perpetrator will stop at nothing to find it.
Aided by ex-army captain Matthew Bryant, the Dolphin’s new security officer, Kitty is determined to decipher this mystery and preserve not only the reputation of her hotel, but also the lives of her guests. Is there a cold-blooded killer under her own roof? And what connects the missing jewel to the mystery from Kitty’s own past?
Yesterday I was very luckily one of the first ten people to be gifted an E-ARC of Christine Zolendz new novel – Enemies & Lovers. As many of you will know I adore Christine’s writing. Her Mad World series is my favourite book series OF ALL TIME! Which for a book blogger is a big claim to make. I am so excited to get a chance to read this. I will be reviewing it later in the month so I hope you guys get excited too!
Sadly there isn’t a Goodreads for this yet and I don’t know what I can share about it but it’s a romance, enemies to lovers presumably and they’re trapped somewhere together so you just know sparks are going to fly!
That’s my TBR for this month, like I said – super short. Is it even a TBR when it’s only two books? I definitely hope to read more than this but like I said at the top I’m trying to just role with what mood I’m in rather than dictating things with a TBR because I’ve been ignoring it recently anyway haha! Anyway, I hope you have a good day ❤ Now for today’s Questions…