#BlogTour #BookReview & #Giveaway - Maria In The Moon by Louise Beech

A stunning, beautifully written psychological thriller by the critically acclaimed author of How To Be Brave and The Mountain in My Shoe.
Thirty-two-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can't remember everything. She can't remember her ninth year. She can't remember when her insomnia started. And she can't remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria.

With a promiscuous past, and licking her wounds after a painful breakup, Catherine wonders why she resists anything approaching real love. But when she loses her home to the devastating deluge of 2007 and volunteers at Flood Crisis, a devastating memory emerges... and changes everything.
Dark, poignant and deeply moving, Maria in the Moon is an examination of the nature of memory and truth, and the defences we build to protect ourselves, when we can no longer hide...

I'm thrilled to be hosting the blog tour for the wonderful Maria In The Moon today, particularly as I have a copy of the book to …

Netgalley November: My Goals




Firstly thank you to the lovely Daphne at Winged Reviews for drawing my attention to this brilliant event. Netgalley November is being hosted by Faye from A Daydreamer’s Thoughts, Kayleigh from K-Books and Laura from Bookish Treasures. I'm fairly new to Netgalley but already have a few books lined up to read so what better incentive to get cracking with them?! Also as a newish book blogger it would be lovely to get to know some more of my fellow book lovers. Please come and say hi!

I intend to read mostly Netgalley books this month although I do have a copy of Marbles, Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me by Ellen Forney tempting me, plus a couple of others I may find impossible to resist..

Anyway on my list are;

Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa
Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman
1920: America's Great War by Robert Conroy
Second Chance by David Perry
The n-Body Problem by Tony Burgess

I'm also awaiting a few approvals so may add them if selected depending on how well I do.

If you haven't already signed up, you can do so here.

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  1. Congratulations with starting your blog!

    It is great to get on top of your TBR as soon as possible. When I started out I was far to distracted by all of the shiny, shiny books on Netgalley and I over stretched myself. I am paying for it now as those earlier titles are negatively affecting my %

    I have really noticed that my approval rating has gone done since Netgalley started to provide a percentage on my profile.I am really hoping that this challenge will ell me to tackle my Netgalley TBR and improve the situation.

    After the first week I am at approx. 50%. I don't know how close to 80% I will get ( my math's isn't very good) but I am aiming to read 8 books during the challenge. So far I have managed 2!

    My plan is to start with the recently published and work my way back through my galleys

    Now, if only I could resist the urge to request more titles...

    Caroline,
    www.bigbooklittlebook.com

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    1. Hi Caroline and thanks. I was at a relatively healthy 50% but have just had a few approvals so it's dropped now! As you say hopefully this challenge will help me get on top of it before I'm tempted but too many other titles...
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Karen

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