The Palm Reader (Jackson Walker, #2) by Christopher Bowron Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Jackson Walker once again faces his demons in this haunting sequel to Devil in the Grass. Now working as an investigative lawyer for Peter Robertson, Jack teams with Janie Callaghan to solve the disappearance of a sleazy client specialising in taboo pornography. Meanwhile the evil head of the Church of Satan weaves an intricate web to lure Walker as the sacrificial lamb in an Everglades Black Mass ritual.

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September Wrap Up

I didn’t manage to spend nearly as much time with books as I would have liked to this month, but I still found time to read a little.

I managed to complete three books in the month of September, which were:

  • Commonality Games by Mark Rounds, I gave this book one out of five stars ⭐️
  • Come Home. Love, Dad by Shelly Reuben, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Codename: Chimera by J. K. Persy, I gave this book three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The book I enjoyed the most in September was Come Home. Love, Dad by Shelly Reuben. A great book written about Shelly Reuben’s father, Samuel. This book is full of personal letters, poems and photos which was really nice to get a feel of their family life and felt very nostalgic to me in particular, as I used to write letters to my friends and family when I was a child, but now it’s all surrounded by technology. It was nice to look back at a different way of communicating through reading this book. You can find my book review for Come Home. Love, Dad here.

I started a book called The Palm Reader by Christopher Bowron which is the second instalment to the Jackson Walker series, but I only managed to finish this book yesterday, so that will be included in my October Wrap Up and also, I will be publishing my book review for The Palm Reader this week too.

I tried to set my target to read six books in September but unfortunately that didn’t happen, I’m just going to go with the flow in October.

How many books did you read in the month of September? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

Come Home. Love, Dad by Shelly Reuben Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): COME HOME. LOVE, DAD warmly introduces us to magical mirrors of every color and shape, giant balls of string, brothers wearing Davy Crockett T-shirts, and stalwart lions who guard the entrance to the Art Institute. Shelly Reuben’s description of her father’s escapades in the kitchen, “if flour footprints aren’t on the floors and carpets (it) doesn’t taste as good”, make you wish that you too, had been there to inhale the smell of his koochen baking in the oven. And interspersed throughout these recollections are the enchanting letters that Sam Reuben wrote to his daughter. Wonderful epistles imparting proverbs, reciting poetry, conveying wit, wisdom, whimsy … and always … always letting her know that he loved her, and that he wanted her to COME HOME. LOVE, Dad.

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Codename: Chimera by J. K. Persy Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Adventures. Twists & Turns. Unexpected Final. Dear Reader! If you like Indiana Jones, Kingsman, James Bond, Sam Spade, Sherlock Holmes by Guy Ritchie, try “Codename: Chimera”. This is a fast-paced action/adventure/whodunit mystery with elements of mystical mythology. It does not involve much character development, but instead has interesting plot with twists, turns, and puzzles. The corpse of a millionaire collecting antiques is found in New York on the eve of a major auction. The last thing he saw in the darkness seconds before his death was a certain Man-With-No-Face. Is it a man or a ghost? Is he capable of causing paralysing fear and death by his appearance? Is he the embodiment of Chimera, the ancient Greek monster? Following in the tracks of the Man-With-No-Face the detective finds out about the stolen precious locket and a secret project under the codename “Chimera”. How are these connected? Does the locket have a mystical curse or is it a fiction? Together with the private detective Kevin Kris, you are being waited for by amazing adventures, interesting puzzles and unexpected twists.

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August Wrap Up

Time is flying by too quickly that I completely forgot to write and upload my “August Wrap Up” post on time! Only ten days late but here you go …

I managed to complete three books in the month of August, which were:

  • The Devil’s Playground by Alice J. Black, I have this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • A Date for Hannah by Callie Henry, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • The Seamstress of Ourfa by Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss, I gave this book one out of five stars ⭐️

The book I enjoyed the most in August was A Date for Hannah by Callie Henry, it was definitely the young adult, romantic contemporary book I needed to read in August. There has been so much going on in my personal life that I needed a super sweet break from all of the hassle and what better way than to read a cute, love story.

I started The Devil’s Playground in July, so I only really managed to read two full books in the month of August but had also started another towards the end of August but finished it five days ago which will feature in my September Wrap Up. This book is called: Commonality Games by Mark Rounds.

I hope that I am able to read a lot more in the month of September and will try to set my goal to at least six books!

How many books did you read in August? Which one was your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

Commonality Games by Mark Rounds Book Review

Book Description (via Amazon): Aliens have taken over the Earth and installed their own government and rebuilt the economy of the planet. Poverty is mostly eradicated and the masses of Earth’s population are growing. The new diversion is the Games. Gladiators done the clothing and equipment of many historical eras and brawl to entertain the masses. Taol Ubner and his friends are drawn into the Games and must be victorious or die in the attempt.

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The Seamstress of Ourfa by Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): It is 1895, Ourfa, a thriving, cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire, Khatoun Khori, a girl of thirteen, meets her future husband, Iskender Agha Boghos. Twice her age, a poet, philosopher and dreamer, he adores her but can not express it in words. Around them, the Ottoman Empire is crumbling, the world heading towards war and the Armenian minority subjected to increasing repression, culminating in the genocide of 1915. As Iskender retreats into his books and alcohol, losing land, money and business, Khatoun holds their family together by sewing for the wives of the men who persecute them; her creations inciting love, lust and fertility. The family joins the resistance and evades the death marches to the Syrian Desert only to lose everything when exiled by Mustafa Kemal and the birth of the Turkish Republic in 1923. What follows is a tale of love, loss and redemption in the diaspora told by four generations of women, each becoming the guardian angel of the next.

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