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Dear FictionAddicts, 2021 is already 2 months and 10 days old. I’m not going to give a new year speech, the year is already old and 2020 was a …..well, it was a vibe, mood, cruise, a corona virus year and a forced vacation all wrapped up in one. It’s March and the weather is not friendly at all with the sun scorching everything in its path . Please drink lots of water, stay hydrated, wear a mask and stay safe. This March we will read The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware and The Other Woman by Sandie Jones   The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware When Rowan Caine stumbles upon the ad, she was looking for something else completely. But it seemed too good an opportunity to pass on. It was a live-in nanny post, with a very generous salary. When she arrives at Heatherbrae House, Rowan is smitten by the luxurious “smart” home fitted with every modern convenience imaginable, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands and by this picture-perfect family. Her employer Sandra Elincourt is
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Dear FictionAddicts, We had great expectations at the beginning of this year, lots of aspirations, goals and targets. Many of us had set the ball in motion towards the attainment of unhindered success.   But nothing could have ever prepared us for this. The novel Covid-19 has brought to the world to a stand still. Cities all over the world are on lockdown. The world is silent. Stadiums are empty ( with the exception of those been used as makeshift hospitals), places of worship are empty, offices have become a shadow of themselves. The news of the death toll is grim and depressing as there is a daily increase in leaps and bounds in the number of deaths globally. These indeed are difficult times. The medical professionals are at this time under so much pressure to bring the pandemic under control. We have been advised to stay in doors, wash our hands regularly, and observe social distance by maintaining a distance of 3 meters from the next person in order to contain th


Dear FictionAddicts, Say hello to March.  It's so hot these days it feels like we are in a oven baking. I really can't wait for the rains and heavy downpours.  I’m sure you had as much pleasant time as I did reading the last two books of the month. This month we will read The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman and  The Wives by Tarryn Fisher . The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman Nina Hill is a young woman supremely confident in her own... shell. The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading she just shrugs and picks up a new book.  When the father she never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews , Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They’re all or mostly all excited to meet her! She’’l

Book of the Month : FEBRUARY 2020

Dear FictionAddicts,   Welcome to F-E-B-R-U-A-R-Y. It took forever to get here, like it was travelling from some very far off planet! Well what do you expect of the month of love? ☺. Ain’t no hurrying love... May true love find us, all. I hope you enjoyed the last book of the month and as you know it’s time to unveil the books of the month. I had in the past promised that we will read more Nigerian authors from time to time and in keeping that promise, this month we are adding a new author, Abi Dare and a genre new to this blog- African Literature. This month’s books of the month are The Girl WithThe Louding Voice by Abi Dare and The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a a “louding voice”- the ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. But instead, Adunni’s f


Dear FictionAddicts, Five, Four, Three, Two, One!!!!, Happy (Not)So New Year! (the year is already Seven days old but…). Does anyone wonder where the holidays went so quickly…? Sigh. Now it’s back to the trenches, more goals to set and more targets to meet and even more deadly deadlines. I want to quickly say that I’m glad we made it into the new year. It is my prayer that this year counts for you all in every positive way possible. Great milestones achieved with less stress. May the grace of God be more than sufficient for US all this year. Amen. That said, this month we will read, The Lying Game by Ruth Ware and The Guardians by John Grisham. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware   Four women have been carrying a terrible secret since their boarding school days and that secret is about to be literally unearthed. The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It’s just three words: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads str


Dear FictionAddicts, I know it’s been a minute. As usual I went into hibernation mode without notice. I’m sorry guys but I’m back now. Who missed me?  What a way to kick of the weekend, which I know is the biggest scam of all time because before close and open your eyes, it's all gone. I’m sure you all are itching to know which books are up next so I’ll just get to it without any annoying preamble.  This month we’ll read  Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris and It’s Always The Husband by Michele Campbell . Behind Closed Doors, B.A.Paris: Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them but you do. You’d like to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even when she doesn’t work. How can she cook such elaborate


Dear FictionAddicts, Cheers to the new month, it’s A-U-G-U-S-T!!! Happy new month folks. July was a good month in more ways than one and I’m sure you all had fun with last month’s books of the month. Let’s get to the business for the day. This month we’ll read    Give Me Your Hand by Megan E. Abbot  and The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Give Me Your Hand by Megan E. Abbot A life-changing secret destroys an unlikely friendship in the magnetic psychological thriller. Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane’s academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship. Until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them. More than a decade later, Kit thinks she’s put Diane behind her forever and she’s begun to fulfill the scientific dreams Diane awakened in her. But the past comes roaring back when she discovers that Diane