If You Liked This Book, You’ll Enjoy This One Too! | Winter Edition

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing another if you like x book, read y type post, which I always love writing, and this time it’s a winter edition. Onto the post!


Disclaimer: there are LOADS of books I could have used in this post, and I really hope no one is offended if their book or a book they’ve loved isn’t in here,, they’re just the first things that popped into my head and I’ll almost definitely do a similar post next year!


If you liked THE SECRET STARLING, try THE HOUSE ON HOARDER HILL

One of these is middle grade historical mystery set in the 1970s, and the other is a present day magical mystery, and although they have a lot of differences, I think at the core of both is a family mystery that needs to be unravelled which is why I’ve put them together. Hoarder Hill is definitely set during the Christmas holidays, and while I can’t remember exact dates for Secret Starling, I’m assuming it might be similar because I read it on New Year’s Day the year it came out.

If you liked MISTLETOE AND MURDER, try TROUBLE IN A TUTU!

So, I love the Murder Most Unladylike books, and no matter how hard I try, I’ve never quite managed to find a Christmas mystery that hit the spot for me just as much as Mistletoe and Murder, BUT Helen Lipscombe’s second Swan House book did a very good job filling the void for me last year; it isn’t technically set at Christmas, but it’s still very Christmassy as there are a lot of references to the Nutcracker, a ballet which plays a big part in the plot. It’s a properly exciting mystery with lots of intrigue and excitement and spies and ballet! And I’m cheating a tiny bit here, but you should also check out MURDER IN MIDWINTER by Fleur Hitchcock, the master of MG thrillers.

Did ONE CHRISTMAS NIGHT warm your heart? Try THE VANDERBEEKERS ON 141ST STREET for similar feel good vibes!

The order of these was determined by the fact that One Christmas Night is very much an adult book, so this only really applies to adult readers who like middle grade, but these have very similar themes of community and appearances being deceiving sometimes, and they’re both very heartwarming and lovely.

Just finished THE GOOD BEAR and looking for another wintry animal story? SNOW FOAL is perfect for you!

Both of these are heartwarming stories about the bond between children and animals, which is the most obvious link between them, but they also have themes of family not always being linear and uncomplicated, and I loved both.

Looking for a funny festive read like THE MIRACLE ON EBENEEZER STREET? 2021 debut THE CHRISTMAS CARROLLS is exactly what you need in your life!

I read and really enjoyed Catherine Doyle’s Christmas Carol retelling last year, as it’s such a magical, fun story, and while the Christmas Carrolls is more of a contemporary, I feel like they have quite similar vibes and they gave me the absolute warm fuzzies. Both are perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit.

Need another polar fantasy like THE EYE OF THE NORTH to devour under a cosy blanket? Helenka Stachera has you covered with THE ICE WHISPERERS!

I usually only do five books for each of these posts but I’ve already cheated a bit, and I really wanted to mention these two because reading the Ice Whisperers just reminded me somehow of the Eye of the North. Emmeline and Thing aren’t biological siblings but they very much feel like brother and sister to me, and the relationship between the sisters in the Ice Whisperers melted my heart completely. They both have great worldbuilding as well. I’d also recommend 2018 release FROSTFIRE if you’ve enjoyed these too.


Thank you so much for reading! Do you have any thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned, if you’ve read them? Are you planning to add any to your TBR? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

Reviews: YA and Adult Book Bonanza

Hello everybody! Today, I have another review post to share with you, this time made up of some YA and adult books, the first one being one I read a few months ago and the rest being ones I’ve picked up this month. Onto the post!


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Spotlight Time: 24 2022 Debuts I’m Super Excited For

Hello everybody! Today, I’m very excited to be sharing with you a list I made of some debuts I’m really excited about that are releasing in 2022. Onto the post!

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Reviews: Counting Down

Hello everybody! Today, I have another set of reviews to share with you, this time with all the books having a number in their title, which I’ve had a lot of fun reading over the past few weeks. Onto the post!


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The Nightmare Before Christmas Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today I’m doing the Nightmare Before Christmas tag, which I found on Emma’s blog, despite the fact I’ve never actually seen this film. I’m hoping to set that right this October though!! Onto the post!


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October Releases I’m Excited to Read!

Hello everybody! Today, I’m sharing some October releases I’m really excited about reading, of which there are quite a few. Onto the post!


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If You Liked This Book, You’ll Like this One Too! #4

Hello everybody! Today, it’s time for another round of recommending a book I think has similarities to another, aka if you like this, try this. These are so fun to write, and if you have any books you’re looking for a specific next read for, please pop it in the comments and I’ll try and include it in the next one of these. Onto the post!


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Reviews: What’s Your Favourite Colour?

Hello everybody! Today, I have another set of reviews for you all and I’m so excited about these ones, which all have colours in their titles. I had an amazing time reading them all, and there may be another edition of this too as I sadly had to leave some books that fit the theme out as I ran out of time to read them all before this post was due up. Anyway, enough rambling from me, onto the post!


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The Pride Flag Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Pride Flag Book Tag, which I found on Charlotte’s blog, in honour of Pride Month. Onto the post!

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