What To Read This Valentine’s If You Don’t Want To Read Romance

It’s valentines day! I’ve seen some good lists of romance novels float around the bloggosphere, and thought I would supplement them with a list of books that are cosy but not romantic. Sometimes, you’re just not in the mood for romance. It may not be your cup of tea, you may want to focus on pampering yourself instead this weekend, or you may be going though a horrible break-up and want to read ANYTHING BUT.

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Reader Problems Tag

The second shelf is heaven: all books are the same height

I was tagged in this reader problems questionnaire in *blushes* … January. I was really excited when Anne from Books, Baking and Blogging tagged me, but I just *eh* forgot. So go check out her answers to the reader problems tag as well, she has GIFs. If that isn’t a selling point, I don’t know what is.

Since January I started a new masters degree and moved into my new student room, which has *drumroll please* new bookshelves! I figured I’d treat you to some pictures of the books I own :).

  1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

Only 20k? My shelves are full of unread books, and the TBR list in my head is even longer. I usually pick up books depending on what mood I am in, or based on the book I just finished. At the moment I’m in a detective-reading mood so I’m reading a lot of Josephine Tey. Continue reading “Reader Problems Tag”

Book | Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

miss pym feat

Most early 20th century detective novels go something like this: a dead person – a detective – several interviews and red herrings – the detective has a small crisis – more interviews – the detective solves the crime – hurray! NOT THIS ONE.

A guest lecturer at a college for women, new author Miss Pym becomes involved in a question of cheating during final exams. Does her act of compassion precipitate a fatal accident – or murder? Continue reading “Book | Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey”