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Night Night, Groot – Brendan Deneen | Book Review

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Hi, I am Becky, I work in the marketing team here at World of Books and have not long returned from my maternity leave. I spent a lot of time reading to my newborn daughter to help her drift off to sleep. It has now become a part of our bedtime routine with a night-time story or three as we wind her down from her day. Personally, I loved books when I was growing up and I want her to appreciate and love them too.

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Blood Orange – Harriet Tyce | Book Review

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My love for reading spans many genres but my favourites are crime thrillers, romance, fantasy and historical. Check out my last review for Dead at First Sight by Peter James. I have just finished reading Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce, published in 2019 by Wildfire. This novel explores abusive, toxic relationships, painting a very dark story. My pal, Kim, recommended that I read the novel as she couldn’t put it down and she was right!

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Dead at First Sight – Peter James | Book Review

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My name is Vanessa and I work as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at World of Books Group here in Goring-by-Sea. I love reading and enjoy crime thrillers, romance, and classic novels so I am really lucky to work at World of Books! I like to read a variety of genres otherwise it can get a little boring if you read the same type of books all the time, but my favourites are crime thrillers and whodunnits.

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Helter Skelter – Vincent Buglioisi | Book Review

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As an inquisitive reader, I have a tendency to fixate on certain genres. Often a particular subject or an individual writer, exhaustively reading around it before moving on to something else that has piqued my interest.

The majority of what I read is non-fiction. I find reality a lot more interesting than fiction, being drawn towards subjects of people or culture, particularly ‘subcultures’ and people who sit outside of what is considered ‘normal’. But then I suppose nobody wants to read about the most normal, beigest, or mundane characters, do they?

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A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman |Book Review

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I was first introduced to the grump that is Ove by my aunty who’s a librarian and has dedicated most of her working life to encouraging teenagers and young adults to read more books. I hadn’t heard of A Man Called Ove before, nor the author and columnist Fredrik Backman; both had completely bypassed my radar when the novel was first published back in 2012. I picked it up in my *ahem* early 30s and I wasn’t disappointed with the recommendation.

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