Book Review: Strangers by CL Taylor

“Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening.”

Published in 2020, Strangers by CL Taylor follows three strangers: Ursula, Gareth and Alice. Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life. Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards. And Alice is being stalked. None of them are used to relying on others. But when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.

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Book Review: Her Last Holiday by CL Taylor

“You come to the retreat to be healed. You don’t expect to die.”

Set to be released on 29th April, Her Last Holiday by CL Taylor follows IT teacher Fran who’s sister, Jenna, disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo two years ago. Now, she’s heading to Soul Shrink Retreats’ latest event, after Tom, the now infamous man behind the company, is released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people. But he has never revealed what happened to the third victim: Jenna. Determined to find out the truth, Fran finds herself face to face with the man who might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance. The only question is, will she escape the retreat alive? Or does someone out there want Jenna’s secrets to stay hidden?

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My 2020 Reading Wrap-Up

Over the past couple of years, I have documented every film that I have watched and reviewed them all using Letterboxd. As a way to motivate myself to read more, I thought I would do the same for what books I have been reading, using Goodreads as a way to set myself a reading challenge every year.

I initially set my target as 25 books this year, but a few things happened that meant I reached this goal quite early on. Firstly, I had a baby, so this meant that I was awake at silly hours with plenty of time to read. Then, there was lockdown. Because of lockdown, I decided to join Bookstagram and NetGalley and get more serious about reviewing books. So now, instead of reading two books at most a month, I’ve been reading up to ten.

I upped my goal to 60 around halfway through the year, and still managed to pass that by reaching 74 books. This year has really rekindled my love of books, and I can’t wait to start 2021 with this new passion.

Here’s how my 2020 challenge went:

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