Eeeeek I’m really thrilled to have the awesome Noelle Holten aka https://www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk answer today’s #TopFiveThursday. I’m sure Noelle needs no introduction she has to be one of the most enthusiastic bloggers I know, her reviews often contain an eeeek or two!
Noelle mostly reviews crime books but every now and the she lets guest reviewer Claire Knight take over her blog. If you haven’t checked out Noelle’s blog (where the hell have you been?) it’s well worth a look and her enthusiastic reviews make me buy books I never thought I needed. So without further ado here’s Noelle’s #TopFiveThursday.
P.S how many eeeks can you count in Noelle’s post?
Top 5 books you read in 2016?
Wow! I am not sure how I can narrow this down and need to put a disclaimer in to say that I have read some amazing books last year and know I also have some amazing ones left to read…but here goes (in no particular order)
I Know Your Secret by Graham Smith
No Longer Safe by AJ Waines
The Exclusion Zone by Jeanette Hewitt
Open Wounds by Douglas Skelton
A Suitable Lie by Michael J Malone
…eeeek! I wanted to keep going
Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?
Again, you are killing me here Lorraine as there are so many! Two will be repeats from above because I just adore them! That is,
Graham Smith and the #DIHarryEvans series and
Michael J Malone – all his books!
Mel Sherratt has some amazing books too, so going to put her here as well! And my final two:
Paul Grzegorzek – totally awesome writer
Craig Russell – I adore the #Lennox series and cannot wait to get caught up on this!
Top 5 books you want to read before the end of 2017?
…searches through TBR…….I want to read
A Room Full Of Killers by Michael Wood
Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan
Then She Was Gone by Luca Veste
Pendulum by Adam Hamby
Rattle by Fiona Cummings!
Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?
Don’t feel pressured – if it starts to feel like a chore, take a break.
Embrace the blogging community – they are awesome and I have made some life long friends
Write what you feel, enjoy it – make it your own.
Learn to say “No” or you will find yourself drowning in books …amazing books…but so many books!
Get a diary! ha ha – I would be lost without one and it’s a great excuse to buy some pretty stationary!
Top 5 book blogs you follow?
You are killing me here! There are SO many I want to shout out about but I am a die hard friend and follower of:
Sarah at https://bytheletterbookreviews.wordpress.com/
Kate at http://www.bibliophilebookclub.com
Joseph at http://relaxandreadreviews.weebly.com
Shell at http://chellesbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
Kat at http://www.bestcrimebooksandmore.co.uk
…..I know that is FIVE but also Grab This Book, The Suspense Is Thrilling Me, Chapter In My Life and Damppebbles…..ok…I will stop now as there are some amazing bloggers out there!
My name is Noelle and I am in my 40’s. I am an avid reader and by that I mean I am never without a book! By day I am a Senior Probation Officer and by night I read all things crime!! My fascination for books started at a young age and I truly feel withdrawal symptoms if I am unable to read for a few days hence the name #crimebookjunkie!
I am interested in many genres, my faves being Grit Lit, psychological thrillers and all things murder. I do enjoy Police Procedurals and legal/action thrillers as well. I have been lucky enough to be taken on by Bookouture (Eeeek!) on a freelance basis as well as Britains Next Best Seller (Eeeeeek again!) Oh..and I am obsessed with my chocolate Lab Buster – love my #furrybaby!
Thanks so much, Lorraine for letting me take part and cheat a wee bit! #NaughtyNoelle
Links: CrimeBookJunkieBlog Facebook Twitter: @nholten40
My thanks to Noelle for taking time out of her hectic schedule to take part in #TopFiveThursday.
If you are a book blogger who would like to take part in this feature, please leave a comment on this post or contact me via my contact page which can be found on the home page of my blog thank you