August Book Haul

Hi everyone,

I’m not going to lie, this is possibly my favourite post to do every month! 😂Mainly because I get to write a list of books, and accompany it with pictures of the books I’ve added to my shelves 😍

For anyone who doesn’t know, this post is where I list out all the books that I have acquired over the course of the month. There are usually some ARC’s, along with books I have been asked to review, and any that I have bought or downloaded!

Not a whole lot else I can say, except don’t judge and I am obsessed with books! 📚🙌🏼

  1. My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Elwood
  2. Blood Wedding by Pierre LeMaitre (signed)
  3. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica (won)
  4. The Helper by David Jackson (signed)
  5. Marked by David Jackson (signed)
  6. Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst (signed proof)
  7. A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows
  8. Broken Heart by Tim Weaver
  9. Pendulum by Adam Hamdy
  10. What Remains of Me by A. L. Gaylin (won)
  11. Illuminae by Amie Kaufmann & Jay Kristoff
  12. Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks Dalton
  13. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  14. The Graces by Laure Eve
  15. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (hardback finished copy)
  16. Bone by Bone by Sanjida Kay
  17. Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
  18. The Things I Should Have Told You by Carmel Harrington
  19. The Water Knife by Paulo Bacigalupi
  20. The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
  21. The Last Day of Captain Lincoln by EXO Books
  22. Cristina by Jake Parent
  23. Portraits of the Dead by John Nicholl
  24. Cold Grave by Craig Robertson
  25. The Hope That Kills by Ed James
  26. Mind Whispers by Gerard Blay
  27. Cold Blood by Alex Shaw
  28. The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan
  29. A Blind Eye by Jane Gorman
  30. Nod by Adrian Barnes
  31. The Dead House by Harry Bingham
  32. Isolation by SJ Gardiner
  33. In Place of Death by Craig Robertson
  34. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  35. In The Clearing by Robert Dugoni
  36. The Blue Pool by Siobhán MacDonald
  37. Killer Instincts by Linden Chase
  38. Dark Winter by David Mark
  39. Only Daughter by Anna Shoekstra
  40. The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe
  41. All Fall Down by Tom Bale
  42. We Are All Made Of Stars by Rowan Coleman
  43. The Good Neighbour by A. J. Banner
  44. Judgement and Wrath by Matt Hilton
  45. Blood and Ashes by Matt Hilton
  46. Dead Men’s Harvest by Matt Hilton
  47. The Disappeared by Kristina Ohlsson
  48. Lie In Wait by G. J. Minett
  49. The Legacy of Bones by Dolores Redondo
  50. One Man’s Purpose by Stephen D. Senturia
  51. Standstill by JA Marley
  52. Find Me by JS Monroe
  53. Blackout by Ragnar Jónasson (signed and numbered first edition ❤️)
  54. A Man with One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell
  55. Left for Dead by Deborah Rogers
  56. The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
  57. Try Not To Breathe by Holly Seddon (quoted)
  58. Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid
  59. Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay
  60. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  61. The Forgotten by David Baldacci
  62. The Hit by David Baldacci
  63. Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci
  64. Caught by Harlan Coben
  65. What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor
  66. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
  67. The Drowning Child by Alex Barclay
  68. Between You and Me by Lisa Hall (quoted)
  69. The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp
  70. Monsieur Linh and his Child by Philippe Claudel
  71. Pretty Wicked by Kelly Charron
  72. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  73. Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty
  74. Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas
  75. Lovemurder by Saul Black
  76. Strangers by Paul Finch
  77. Angel by LJ Ross

So, there you have it! 77 books have come through the doors at Chez Bibliophile during the month of August! 😍 I’ve included any photos I have too, just in case you’re like me and enjoy pictures of books! 😂📚

Have you read any? Are there any I should bump up the TBR? Do let me know in the comments below… 😊


April Book Haul 

Hey everyone!!!

So we’re into May, which I love as its my birthday month! 😊 No prizes for guessing what I’ve asked for… BOOKS!!!! 30 of them, because, yes you got it, I’m turning 30! 🙈😂

I’m a couple of days late with this post because myself and my husband were away over the Bank Holiday weekend so even though I scheduled a load of reviews, I didn’t get around to tallying up the books that have made their way to Chez Bibliophile during the month of April! 📚

Anyway, below you’ll find the list of books that I’ve gotten over the past month. These are books I’ve bought, downloaded, won or recieved an ARC of in April! 😍

  1. While My Eyes Were Closed by Linda Green
  2. East of the City by Grant Sutherland
  3. Blood Defence by Marcia Clark
  4. The Drowning Ground by James Marrison
  5. Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
  6. Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton
  7. Dead Men’s Dust by Matt Hilton
  8. Shatter by Michael Robotham
  9. Tell No One by Harlan Coben
  10. The Hunter by Tom Wood
  11. Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden
  12. The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore
  13. The Wrong Girl by Laura Wilson
  14. Subject 375 by Nikki Owen
  15. Bloodstream by Luca Veste
  16. Blood Mist by Mark Roberts
  17. No Name Lane by Howard Linskey
  18. The Drought by Steven Scaffardi
  19. Dead White Female by Lauren Henderson
  20. Gone Astray by Michelle Davies
  21. Six Four by Hideo Yokohama
  22. The Black Angel by John Connolly
  23. Darkest Fear by Harlan Coben
  24. Ritual by Mo Hayder
  25. The Distant Echo by Val McDermid
  26. Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
  27. Twisted by Jonathan Kellerman
  28. Gone by Jonathan Kellerman
  29. Bones by Jonathan Kellerman
  30. The Beautiful Sound of Silence by Paul Charles
  31. Fidelity by Thomas Perry
  32. Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar
  33. Books To Die For by John Connolly & Declan Burke
  34. Executive Power by Vince Flynn
  35. Flesh & Blood by Jonathan Kellerman
  36. Criminal by Karin Slaughter
  37. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  38. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
  39. The Confession by John Grisham
  40. The Litigators by John Grisham
  41. The Plea by Steve Cavanagh
  42. Heavenfield by LJ Ross
  43. The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons
  44. Impure Blood by Peter Morfoot
  45. Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg
  46. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  47. One of our Jeans is Missing by Paul Charles
  48. Fear Dreams by JA Schneider
  49. Last Light by CJ Lyons
  50. Dead Is Best by Jo Perry
  51. My Girl by Jack Jordan
  52. Valentina by SE Lyons
  53. The Evolution of Fear by Paul Hardisty
  54. Spare Me The Truth by CJ Carver
  55. Dodgers by Bill Beverly

So, a total of fifty five books have found their way to me over the course of last month, which is way less than previous months so I feel a bit better about it! I’m sure my credit card does too… But just in case, I’m off to Amazon!!! 😂😂😂

Do let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books! 😉

Hello February…

Hi everyone,

Here we all are in February already! It doesn’t feel that long ago since i was writing my New Year post! 😱

Anyway, I’m still trying to plan my monthly reads in advance (my TBR shelves are still packed with over 400 books!!!) , but with so many great books popping up it makes it difficult to stick with it!

After having a stellar reading month in January, 31 books in 31 days, I’d like to try and take it a small bit easier this month.

This month I’ve chosen 13 physical books I WANT TO READ (13 is my favourite number! 😊) along with 13 various ARC’s and books on my Kindle.
Lessening my total by 5 sounds like very little though, and I may be hard pushed to get all the books read, but I’m damn well going to try! 😝


Physical books to be read:

The Silkworm by Robery Galbraith

I’ve been dying to read this and have it since it was released, I’m not waiting any more! 😂

The Missing by Chris Mooney

Having read a short story by him this week, I’m bumping up this one! 

In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

On my TBR for a few weeks, on my wish list since release! 

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

I’ve been trying to get to this for ages too!

The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble

To be read and reviewed thanks to the publisher!

I’ll Be Watching You by Beverly Barton

On my list since release too! 

Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly Macmillan

Can’t wait to read this one!!! 

Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I’ve heard great things about this book so bumping it up! 

Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo

A firm favourite for me, and I read Blood On Snow last year! 

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

Mixed reviews but I’m looking forward to it! 

Beside Myself by Ann Morgan

Another one I’m looking forward to reading!

Bone by Bony by Sanjida Kay

Thanks to Corvus for this ARC

Victim Without a Face by Stefan Anhem

Proof copy that I won and I’m dying to read it!


Kindle books to be read:


The Defence by Steve Cavanagh

Netgalley TBR 

Secrets of the Last Nazi by Iain King

Bookouture and Netgalley TBR 

The Turning Tide by Brooke Magnanti

Netgalley TBR 

Death in Profile by Guy Fraser-Sampson

Netgalley and Urbane Publications TBR 

Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris

Netgalley TBR 

Beneath The Surface by Heidi Perks

Author request ARC 

Last Prophecy of Rome by Iain King

Bookouture and Netgalley TBR 

Hold Still by Tim Adler

Author request ARC

The Devil’s Wire by Deborah Rogers

Author request 

Jihadi: A Love Story by Yusuf Toropov

I’m on the blog tour this month for Jihadi and I can’t wait to read it! 

Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse

Netgalley TBR 

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

Netgalley TBR 

Only The Innocent by Rachel Abbott

Reading in prep for author post on the blog

So, there you have it! My books that I want to read this month! And it being a leap year, I have an extra day! 😉

What are you reading this month? 😊📖

Hello November- TBR books for this month…


Hey everyone, 

I’ve decided to try be a bit more organised from this month on so I’m going to post up my plans for this months reads. I can only hope to reach my target! 😊

Kindle TBR Books
First on the list is Bookouture Thriller week…



I own all 8 of these books, I have read 1 already. Caroline Mitchell’s Don’t Turn Around, my review can be found Here!

The other seven books are sitting pretty on my kindle. Essentially I’m looking at a book a day for a week!!! It’s daunting but I’ll give it a good go! 

Next up is The Run Begins by J. Frank. James.


The Run Begins is a prequel to James’s Dead Money Run (which I’ve reviewed here), a book I really enjoyed. Delighted to have the prequel to read Lou’s back story.

One by One by Robert Enright


Rob actually messaged me on Twitter recently to ask if I wanted to read and review One By One. I, of course, said yes! At the time I was swamped with books to read and review for other various authors/publicists etc so I said it would take me some time before I could get to it. By pure coincidence, going through my Kindle last week, I actually found out I had bought a copy of his book! So I plan on getting to this during November too! 

Hancock P. I. By Dan Taylor


I saw a few things about this book on Twitter, namely that the main character is an A-HOLE! So I was intrigued and ended up buying it so I’m bumping it up the list too.

Anything For Her by  Jack Jordan

People I know from blogging have raved about this book, and again, I’ve had it on my Kindle for a while. I’ve been meaning to get to it so I figured I’d add it to November’s TBR pile! 

That’s my list of Kindle TBR books, and I have 2 book books to read this month also! 

Killing Eva by Alex Blackmore


The author messaged me on Twitter asking if I’d read and review this book, and was kind enough to send me a copy which I received last month! It looks good! 
And last, but by no means least, 
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


This book is a whopper! And has been talked about a lot lately. Funnily enough, my cousin mentioned it to me a while back, before any of the hype. It’s also one of the choices for The Rick O’Shea Book Club over on Facebook. So it’s handy that I had a copy lounging on my TBR! 

There you have it. My November TBR reads. Hopefully I’ll get to them all. I’m doing Bookouture Thriller ONLY for the first week of the month. 

Let me know if you’ve read and enjoyed any of my choices!

Thanks for reading 😊📖