Friday, 27 April 2018

50/50 Friday: First/Last Book Read in 2017

50/50 Friday is hosted at The Butterfly Reader and at Blue Eye Books.

What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favourite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday (something bookish of course!). If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know!

This week's topic: First / Last Book Read in 2017

I saw this easy topic for my first 50/50 Friday post. Themes usually require memory and discernment, but today's is more geared towards checking dates on Goodreads!
Click the book titles or their cover images to visit my Literary Flits reviews!

The Jacq Of Spades by Patricia Loufbourrow
finished 2/1/17

The Book Depository : from £11.89 (PB)
Direct from the author : from $14.99 (signed PB)
Smashwords : from : $2.99 (ebook)
Amazon : from £5.99 (used PB)
Prices and availability may have changed since this post was written

Kidnapping. Murder. Betrayal. Would you put your life at risk for a child you barely know?
In a far future US, the once-beautiful domed neo-Victorian city of Bridges is now split between four crime families in an uneasy cease-fire. Social disparity increasing and its steam-driven infrastructure failing, a new faction is on the rise: the Red Dogs.

Lies Of Silence by Brian Moore
finished 31/12/17

The Book Depository : from £4.67 (PB)
Wordery : from £5.91 (PB)
Waterstones : from : £8.99 (PB)
Amazon : from £0.01 (used PB)
Prices and availability may have changed since this post was written

When Michael Dillon is ordered by the IRA to park his car in the carpark of a Belfast hotel, he is faced with a moral choice which leaves him absolutely nowhere to turn. He knows that he is planting a bomb that would kill and maim dozens of people. But he also knows that if he doesn't, his wife will be killed.

Two very different novels, but I love how their covers coincidentally complement each other!

You can see everyone else's 50/50 Friday posts at The Butterfly Reader and at Blue Eye Books, and find out what next week's prompt will be.


  1. My first was a kid's book about teddy bear pirates and my last was George RR Martin's A Feast For Crows.

    1. You couldn't get much more different than that!

  2. Not classics but both enjoyable in their own way:
    Anne Tyler's 'A Spool of Blue Thread' and Colin Dexter's 'The Wench is Dead' and yes I had to check on Goodreads.

    1. I remember I quite liked Spool Of Blue Thread, though didn't think it was one of her best.

  3. As I've been hopping around to everyone's 50/50 Friday posts, I've been noticing the complimentary cover trend is definitely a thing! It's sort of strange, actually, how it happens because it's not like you consciously decide to match them up :) Thanks for linking up, Stephanie (I also liked this topic for the simplicity it offered... I'm so terrible at remembering specific things in books off the top of my head for a theme!)!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks