8 Books That You Should Read

8 Books That You Should Read

Posted June 6, 2016 in A Novel Read / 7 Comments

One thing that most readers expect from a book blog seems to be book reviews. For me though, book reviews are actually one of the most difficult types of blog post to write, so I have a habit of either leaving them to the last minute or not sharing at all. I’ve also been on quite a roll with reading, and putting down my thoughts as soon as I finish a book tends to break up that rhythm. But I still want to shout from the rooftops how many awesome books I’ve been reading so that you can all go […]

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10 June Releases to Add to Your Shelf

10 June Releases to Add to Your Shelf

Posted June 3, 2016 in A Novel List / 2 Comments

June always seems to be guilty of adding an epic amount of reading to my shelves. All the BIG books are published ready for the summer, and I’m never short of reading material. I’m sure I still have some of last summer’s must-reads unread. So it was difficult to whittle this list down to just 10. Of course there are many other books being published in the coming weeks that cater to every type of reader, these are the ones that I have already read or plan to read. Debut Fiction The Girls by Emma Cline June 14th, 2016 | Random […]

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Brenda Novak: Brenda’s Top 10 Romantic Destinations

Brenda Novak: Brenda’s Top 10 Romantic Destinations

Posted June 2, 2016 in A Novel Guest / 2 Comments

The 10th installment to Brenda Novak’s bestselling Whiskey Creek series was released last week. To celebrate this milestone, Brenda is sharing her Top 10 Romantic Destinations with My Novel Opinion readers. I also have a copy of Discovering You to giveaway to ONE lucky reader (more details below). Brenda’s Top-10 Romantic Destinations Whether it’s the cozy eatery around the corner where you had your first date or a beautiful view of the sunset from your own porch, there is romance around us everyday. As great as those familiar places are, however, you’re used to them. Every once in a while, […]

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Read an Excerpt from A Perfumer’s Secret by Adria J. Cimino

Read an Excerpt from A Perfumer’s Secret by Adria J. Cimino

Posted May 17, 2016 in A Novel Guest / 2 Comments

Today we are celebrating the publication of the latest novel from Adria J. Cimino, A Perfumer’s Secret. Which is a novel that I am really excited to read (look out for my review in the next week or so). And I think that after reading the following excerpt, you will all be just as excited as I am. A Perfumer’s Secret is available to buy now, so if you find yourself wanting more, click on one of the purchase links at the end of the page! A Perfumer’s Secret – excerpt By Adria J. Cimino   Philippe Chevrefeuille ignored the wavy […]

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Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner

Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner

Posted May 16, 2016 in A Novel Read / 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my thoughts on the books I’ve been reading, or blogged about anything to be honest. I’ve not been reading nearly as much as I did earlier in the year either, but a few recent reads have helped me regain speed there. One of those has been a book I finished up last week, Stars Over Sunset Boulevard. I hadn’t read anything by Susan Meissner before, I actually hadn’t heard of Susan Meissner before Stars Over Sunset Boulevard was pitched to me. Shame on me, right? I know now that Stars won’t be the […]

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Laura McNeill: 5 Books I Love to Read Again and Again

Laura McNeill: 5 Books I Love to Read Again and Again

Posted April 20, 2016 in A Novel Guest / 7 Comments

      Hey everyone. I’m still here! Hopefully you guys have stuck around during this quiet time too. I’m just here quickly today to share a guest post by Laura McNeill. Laura is spreading the word about her sophomore novel, Sister Dear. Its next up on my reading list, later than I wanted to get to it, and so I’ll definitely share more about that as soon as I have finished. In the meantime, Laura is talking about five books that she loves to read again and again. Five Books I Love to Read Again and Again by Laura […]

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Cynthia Swanson: The Story of a Happy Book Club

Cynthia Swanson: The Story of a Happy Book Club

Posted March 23, 2016 in A Novel Guest / 16 Comments

  One of my favorite books of last year was Cynthia Swanson’s debut novel, The Bookseller. I have recommended this book over and over, and continue to hear wonderful things a year later. And now The Bookseller is available in paperback (and for a limited time on Kindle for only $3.99), I’m hoping that even more readers will run and grab a copy (psst, I might have two copies to giveaway at the end of this post). The Bookseller is the perfect for Book Clubs, so in celebration of the paperback release (Harper, March 22nd), Cynthia is sharing the story of her happy […]

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March Releases: 7 Books to Add to Your Shelf

March Releases: 7 Books to Add to Your Shelf

Posted February 27, 2016 in A Novel List / 4 Comments

As we are almost at the end of February (can you believe it?), I wanted to highlight some of the books that are set to hit shelves in March. Some I’ve read already (with reviews coming up) and others are those that I’ve been waiting on. Debut Fiction The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman March 8th, 2016 | St. Martin’s Press Add to Goodreads | Purchase on Amazon Brooklyn, 1947: in the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born minutes apart to two women. They are sisters by marriage with an impenetrable bond forged […]

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The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

Posted February 26, 2016 in A Novel Read / 2 Comments

The Things We Keep was a story about love, loss and life, and reading it made me think about just how lucky I am. Anna Forster knows that she is going to forget everyone around her, she knows that she is going to say horrible things, forget how to tie her shoe laces or which door leads to the closet. She does the only thing that she can think of to protect her family and the ones she loves from the horrid disease she is suffering. At just thirty-eight years old, Anna must come to terms with the early stages of […]

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Do I Need a Blogging Niche?

Do I Need a Blogging Niche?

Posted February 25, 2016 in A Novel Natter / 13 Comments

I’d be lying to you if I said I was happy with my blog as it is. Slow growth, probably only a handful of regular readers. I started My Novel Opinion for me, but I have visions of being a resource for readers. Offering author interviews, writing tips and showcasing upcoming book releases. I’ve been pondering what steps I should take to reach this goal, and so have found myself reading a lot of blogging tips. One common piece of advice is: Identify your Audience Create a persona. Give them a name, an age, a home. Ask what this person […]

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