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This month we've got one Guest Review, eleven Spotlight posts and fifteen of my own reviews including that rarest of books - a Did Not Finish! I've read Finnish crime fiction, Australian Christmas romance, Syrian poetry, Moroccan fantasy fairy tale and American science fiction. There's a couple of historical fiction novels too so I'm pretty confident that there should be something to appeal to almost everyone!
Imagine if your whole life changed in the blink of an eye . . .
Captain Tom Barnes is leading British troops into a war zone when he is gravely injured by an exploding IED. This devastating moment and the transformative months that follow are narrated here by forty-five objects, telling one unforgettable story.
Guest review by Charlie Laidlaw
I met Charlie Laidlaw on Twitter and have his novel, The Things We Learn When We're Dead, to read and review for next month. I'm planning to post about it on Literary Flits on the 5th December to coincide with WorldReads from Scotland on this blog.
Don't forget you could win a Spotlight post by following me and retweeting my pinned tweet on Twitter! October's winner never replied to their notification tweets so they've sadly missed out however November's winner will be notified tomorrow...
His daughter, Devi, waits patiently in the shadows, hiding a face so horrible that no one who’s seen it will look at it again.
Would you rather sacrifice your livelihood, your lover, or your life? When the Black Death comes knocking on your door, you’d better decide quickly.
AnguiSH by Lila Felix + Giveaway + Extract
The help-wanted ad on the bulletin board at Ashland’s college was simple enough: mother seeks live-in maid for son. But it turns out Breaker James is a mess in more ways than one. He’s confined to a prison of his own making, crippled by his fear of people and any social interaction whatsoever.
Twofer Murder by Lauren Carr + Giveaway
Twofer murder? What’s a twofer murder?
Tres is about to be born... with the biggest burden any has ever had to bear. He is beginning again - as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body.
Lumikki Andersson may be innocent, but she's no Snow White . . . Three and a half months have passed since Lumikki was left for dead in a snowdrift, a bullet wound in her thigh and frostbite creeping into her skin. But the scorchingly hot streets of Prague in summer provide a welcome contrast to that terrifying time, and now Lumikki just wants to move on.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen + Free Book
Amazon UK FREE
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Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is one of ten children of a country clergyman. Although a tomboy in her childhood, by the age of 17 she is "in training for a heroine" and is excessively fond of reading Gothic novels.
Outside of time, the legendary queen Sheherazade tells a little girl a story that has happened, and is yet to happen. Dreams of Maryam Tair brings readers to a Casablanca of myth and metaphor, of curses, witches, djinns and demons. But it is also a very present-day Casablanca: a raw, pitiless landscape of crumbling urbanism and rusty ports, of bureaucrats and student revolts, and of a deep human solitude.
That's it for this month and I know I have already got some great books lined up to read and review in December including the new Festival Of The Spoken Nerd book The Element In The Room, the last novel of my Jane Austen Challenge, and my first French-book-actually-read-in-French since college (yes, over 20 years ago!) Keep up daily on Literary Flits or I will see you here at the end of the month for another round up.
Don't forget the Giveaways!
Don't forget the Giveaways!