#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | August 12th 2019

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Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware


This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship.
A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse.
Except things don’t go as planned.
Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.
Exhausted and emotional, Lo has to face the fact that she may have made a mistake – either that, or she is now trapped on a boat with a murderer…


Laura suffers a break in in her flat, shortly afterwards she has to go
on a once in a lifetime cruise (unless you are super rich of course)
as part of her work as a travel journalist. When she wakes in the
middle of the night, did she really see a woman being thrown
overboard?  Or is it a throwback to the anxiety from the break in?
All the passengers are accounted for, so is this Laura’s imagination
going into overdrive or has she discovered someones dangerous plan?

I found this a very fast dangerous cat and mouse page turner that I
could not put down, right until its gripping end.

If you want a fast read, clear your schedule, this is the book for you.


Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard


In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name ‘Gobi’, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.
As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. Although Dion did not finish first, he felt he had won something far greater and promised to bring Gobi back to the UK for good to become a new addition to his family. This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever.
Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are ‘man’s best friend.’


This was a lovely heartwarming story about a man and his dog.

The book starts with a little background about Dion and what drove him
to start not just running or running marathons, but why he became an
ultra marathon runner.

When Dion first meets Gobi he is part way through his ultra marathon,
thinking that she belongs to one of the people who live in the village
that they have run through he doesn’t pay much attention to the little
dog. As the miles pass by and this little terrier is still with him,
his feelings towards her change and he allows her to sleep in his tent
and sacrifices his running time to make sure she is alright.

Once the ultra marathon has finished Dion wishes to adopt Gobi, though
the run was hard, getting Gobi home may be harder.

I loved this book and felt the ups and downs with Dion, despite
knowing the outcome of Gobi, the book was still a page turner as to
what had happened next to the pair in their travels.

I hope there will be a film made of this truly inspirational story


Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 

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