#Bookvent 2017 – Spreading a little more #booklove


#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

My bookvent countdown is at an end, but it doesn’t mean all the #booklove is over. I really, and I mean reaaaaaally, struggled to narrow my book list down to just the 26 I finally named in my #bookvent list. Since I started blogging, and especially this year, I have been so fortunate to be able to read some absolutely brilliant books and I’d love to be able to share all the #booklove all over again with pretty well each and every one of them. If, by some freakish chance, you are actually that desperate, I’d suggest trawling back through my reviews as I’d not really want to put anyone through all of that again 😉

That said, although they didn’t quite make my #bookvent countdown, there are a number of absolutely excellent books which need another shout out. Over the next few days I’m going to be sharing a little more of the #booklove with my favourite series, thrillers, biggest regrets and most anticipated reads of 2018. First up though, it’s time to shine a light on some more of the absolutely stonking books I managed to read in 2017.

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The #Bookvent Calendar 2017 – The Full Countdown

So that is it. My #bookvent countdown is complete. And in case you missed any of my top picks, here they all are in a lovely convenient trailer for you all to ooh and ahh over. Or something … Enjoy!

If you missed any of the posts, you can find a recap below:

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The #Bookvent 2017: Day 1 – Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

#Bookvent 2017: Day 2 – Want You Gone by Chris Brookmyre

#Bookvent 2017: Day 3 – Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan

#Bookvent 2017: Day 4 – Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

#Bookvent 2017: Day 5 – Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

#Bookvent 2017: Day 6 – Cursed by Thomas Enger

#Bookvent 2017: Day 7 – Hunting The Hangman by Howard Linskey

#Bookvent 2017: Day 8 – Reconciliation For The Dead by Paul E. Hardisty

#Bookvent 2017: Day 9 – Written In Bones by James Oswald

#Bookvent 2017: Day 10 – Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

#Bookvent 2017: Day 11 – Hell To Pay by Rachel Amphlett

#Bookvent 2017: Day 12 – Seal Skin by Su Bristow

#Bookvent 2017: Day 13 – Quieter Than Kiling by Sarah Hilary

#Bookvent 2017: Day 14 – Maria In The Moon by Louise Beech

#Bookvent 2017: Day 15 – Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham

#Bookvent 2017: Day 16 – Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza

#Bookvent 2017: Day 17 – A Game Of Ghosts by John Connolly

#Bookvent 2017: Day 18 – White Out by Ragnar Jonasson

#Bookvent 2017: Day 19 – Follow You by Richard Parker

#Bookvent 2017: Day 20 – High Force by LJ Ross

#Bookvent 2017: Day 21 – Broken Bones by Angela Marsons

#Bookvent 2017: Day 22 – Rattle by Fiona Cummins

#Bookvent 2017: Day 23 – All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker

#Bookvent 2017: Day 24 – Part 1 – Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson

#Bookvent 2017: Day 24 – Part 2 – Now We Are Dead by Stuart MacBride

#Bookvent 2017: Day 24 – Part 3 – The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen

All that remains is for me to say is to those of you celebrating, have a fabulous Christmas and I will see you on the other side. To those who are not, I hope your day is still full of all the #booklove.

Be good folks, or if you can’t be good, be a reader.


The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 24 – Part 3


#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

My third and final #bookvent post for today, and my final #bookvent selection for this year, is a book I have wanted to read since I read a teaser chapter following Crime Fest back in May. I knew this was going to be good, but I hadn’t realised quite how good. If you had told me a year ago that a book about mushroom farming was going to have such an impact on me, that it would have me chuckling from start to finish and powering my way through in a single evening, I’d have thought you a little on the wrong side of odd. But that is esactly what happened. My third  day 24 #bookvent pick is …

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The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 24 – Part 2


#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

Part two of today’s #bookvent selections is a book which is kind of part of a series and kind of not. This book … well it had me chuckling from start to finish but then that is nothing more than I’d come to expect from certain characters in the book. The author is one of my favourite of recent times, a drop everything kind of read, and when I got wind of this book I had to place an order straight away. One of two titles released this year, both have a kind of literary tone or feel to them, this one styled very much in homage to AA Milne and Winnie the Pooh. Take a look inside the covers and you see what I mean. A masterclass in fudgemonkery, my second day 24 #bookvent pick is …

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The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 24 – Part 1


#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

I can absolutely guarantee you that you have no idea how hard it was for me to narrow down my list of books read this year (over 200) to a final 25. In the end twenty five became 26 because I really couldn’t help myself and even then I struggled to narrow that down to one absolute favourite as the books I have read have all been too good. But I have been having a think (brain hurts now) and if pushed then I would have to be honest and say that for a while now, the three books I am going to share with you today are probably my stand out reads for 2017, for totally different reasons. So today, I’ll be presenting my #bookvent selections in three parts.

Part one and the first of my top three #bookvent choices for 2017 is a book I read for a blog tour earlier in the year. My initial thoughts upon reading it were wow. Then I thought to myself … how the heck do I go about reviewing this book? How do I really get across my feelings or begin to explain what it is about? My first french novel in translation, this book has appeared on a number of my #booklove features over the year and I can completely understand why as it is a beautiful as it is dark and from the very beginning captures readers heart and soul. My first day twenty four #bookvent pick is …

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