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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday (a book inspired list-series from That Artsy Reader Girl) is books I could re-read forever. I might cheat slightly in this one by adding in a couple of series, because otherwise I wouldn’t get anywhere near 10 books. I don’t often re-read a lot of books, so if I do you can be sure they impressed the bejayzus out of me.

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‘Running in The Dark,’ by Sam Reaves: Book Review

Star Rating: ★★★✰✰ A tragic event leads Abby Markstein to leave her life in Manhattan behind for the quiet and tranquility of Lewisburg, Indiana. She knows she’s probably just hiding from her problems, but for the time being she’s okay with it.

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‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine’, by Gail Honeyman: Book Review

Star Rating: ★★★★★ I was a little hesitant about reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. I’d heard so many amazing things about it (mostly from Rick O’Shea’s Book Club) that I was sure there was no way it could live up to all the hype. Oh, how wrong I was.

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‘Let The Dead Speak’, by Jane Casey: Book Review

This book was bought as a gift for me, and I’m going to start this review by saying that I was a little disappointed when I realised it was the seventh in a series. How could I read it when I hadn’t read any of the others, that’s just madness!

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‘The Forgetting Time’, by Sharon Guskin: Book Review

Sharon Guskin's debut novel The Forgetting Time follows Janie Zimmerman and her 4-year-old son Noah. Noah suffers from nightmares. He is terrified of water and wakes up every night shouting for his mother. Only it's not Janie he's looking for. He wants his other mother. And he wants to go home, to a home that Janie has no knowledge of.

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Book Review: ‘Unravelling Oliver’, by Liz Nugent

Liz Nugent is a master of opening lines, and Unravelling Oliver doesn't disappoint.

I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.

And so we meet Oliver Ryan, a successful children's writer and charismatic charmer, and his wife, Alice, who illustrates his books. We start the story in the aftermath of Oliver attacking Alice and leaving her in a coma in hospital. Oliver begins to tell his story. Interspersed with the stories of people Oliver knew throughout his life, we discover his tale of abandonment, guilt and entitlement, and learn what drove him to attack his wife.