Today I’m thrilled to have the awesome Mary answer those pesky #TopFiveThursday questions. Mary blogs over at Liveanddeadly is one of my favourite’s as like me she’s a huge crime thriller reader. Mary’s reviews are always a pleasure to read, so if you haven’t already checked our her fab blog you might want to pop over and take a look, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Top five books you’ve read so far this year?
Only 5? That’s really hard. So:
Anatomy of a Scandal, Sarah Vaughan
Come and Find Me, Sarah Hilary
MidWinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty
This is How it Ends by Eva Dolan
Seventeen by Hideo Yokoyama
but that leaves out all the Orenda books I want to squeeze in, especially Keeper by Jo Gustawsson and We Were the Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard
Top five authors you think everyone should read?
Craig Robertson (can I sneak in Sandrone Dazieri, too?) yes as you asked so nicely.
Top five books you want to read before the year is out?
Insidious Intent by Val McDermid
The Tattoo Thief by Alison Belsham
The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney
The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
Top five tips you would give to new bloggers?
Be true to yourself and blog for you and your readers.
Blog about what you like to read.
Do it at your own pace and enjoy it.
Do not stress about getting or not getting books.
Do engage on social media – there’s a fabulous blogging community out there.
Top five blogs you follow?
Abby at http://crimebythebook.com/
Victoria at http://off-the-shelfbooks.blogspot.com
sharon at https://chapterinmylife.wordpress.com/
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I hate pics of me but I like this one with the lovely Gunnar Staalesen
Way older than I think I am. Used to work as Head of Comms for England at the BBC, before that Equity the Actors Union and the Scottish TUC. Now I do the odd bit of freelance work and spend the rest of my time reading and attending book festivals when I can afford it.
Social media links:
Facebook: @Live and Deadly
Website: Live and Deadly at https://liveanddeadly.net
My thanks to Mary for taking part in #TopFiveThursday, it’s much appreciated.