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Mini Reviews - April 16-30

As I reduce the number of full blown reviews to regain some spare time, I'm going to share mini reviews of books I read each month. Here are five mini reviews for the second half of the month. Which ones interest you?

The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

Genre: Thriller

Published April 2023; 328 pages

Thanks to #Netgalley & #StMartinsPress for the complimentary review copy. The opinions are my own.


Challenges tagged:

Cloak & Dagger: 19/36

COYER 1st semester: 38 books read

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Fantasy, Dark Academia

Published March 2023, 368 pages


Challenges Tagged:

Literary Escape: 10/51

Library Love: 25/70

Popsugar: 11/40

COYER 1st semester: 39 books read

Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis

Genre: Historical Fiction

Published 2019, 312 pages


Challenges tagged:

Historical Fiction: 7/15

Literary Escape: 10/51 (12 bonus)

Popsugar: 10/40

Library Love: 27/65+

COYER 1st semester: 40 books read

READ THE WORLD: 12 (Uruguay)

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Genre: General Fiction, Mystery

Published February 2021; 355 pages


Challenges Tagged:

Cloak & Dagger: 19/36

Storygraph Mystery: 8/26

Mt. TBR (virtual): 12/24

Library Love: 28/65+

COYER 1st semester: 42 books read

Hammered #3 Iron Druid by Kevin Hearne

Genre: Fantasy

Published July 2011; 312 pages


Challenges Tagged:

Library Love: 28/65+

COYER 1st semester: 42 books read

My Family and Other Animals #1 by Gerald Durrell

Genre: Memoir, Nonfiction

Published 1956, 273 pages

DNF at 40% - not for me

How do you like this format? Do you feel like it's easy to see what I read and access the review? Do you like the abbreviated format or would you prefer the reviews be included on this page (the links all go to my GR review)? Feedback would be appreciated. I want to share my thoughts about what I read and keep it simplified for me, but worthwhile for you.

Welcome to Bookshelf Journeys.

It's my goal to provide real reviews of the books I read without totally rehashing every plot. I'll never spoil a story by giving away a plot twist! Hopefully you'll find one or two of interest and will discover a new book or author to add to YOUR TBR list.  Take a moment to explore, read a couple reviews, and let me know what you think.


For your convenience, I use #hashtags in the reviews and when you click on one, you'll find more books with that theme. Hopefully you'll find it a helpful way to navigate the site and find books you'll enjoy. I've also recently added tags that will show up at the end of each review that serve the same purpose.

The review ratings are based on a 5 star  (1/2 stars sometimes) system with a 3 being an average read for me. I hope you find that helpful. Knowing, of course, that all opinions are just that - my opinion!  Let me know if you agree or disagree - I'd love to hear from you.

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