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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith | #BlissfulBookTalk



The May read for #BlissfulBookTalk was The Cuckoo's Calling written by J.K. Rowling under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. I've had this book sitting on my shelf for so long, and my goal for naming it for the May read was to finally dust off the cover and get it read, and I'm so glad I pushed myself to do it. 

The Cuckoo's Calling is about a private detective named Cormoran Strike who is hired to take on the case of the alleged suicide of supermodel, Lula Landry. While most of the world is convinced that Lula let her fame get the best of her and decided to jump off of her balcony, her brother, Bristow, is convinced that foul play was involved. With the help of his temporary assistant, Robin, Cormoran is pushed into the world of fame and stardom to figure out whether Lula's death was a suicide or murder. 

This book started out rather slow for me, but once it picked up, it really picked up. Because it's a mystery and suspense novel, I really wanted to try to keep up with the clues to see if I could solve the case before I read what happened at the end of the book. Unfortunately, there are so many pieces to the puzzle that it was nearly impossible for me to keep up with all of the details. 

For my full review, check out the video below:


I give The Cuckoo's Calling a 4 out of 5. When I got into the nitty gritty of the mystery, it was hard to put this book down. I love a good mystery novel, and this one did not disappoint. I'm really looking forward to reading about more of Cormoran's and Robin's adventures in future books.  

Want to read with me this month? The June pick for #BlissfulBookTalk is Paper Towns by John Green. I'm excited to read this book before it hits theaters in July. Share your thoughts on the book by using the hashtag #BlissfulBookTalk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Happy reading!





30 comments :

  1. I have a copy of this book but hasn't read it yet. After reading your review, I guess I might just will

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  2. OK, I'm a few pages in from two summers ago and it was so slow. I just need to truck through it! I have the book on my phone, so maybe I'll start this week! My two books for this month are so awful I'm not going to even try to finish them.

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  3. This sounds great! I always have a hard time getting through a slow beginning of a book, but knowing that it's a page turner will help me get through it. Thanks for the review!

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  4. I wanted to read this when I heard all the hype about it being Jo's book but never got around to it! May have to stop by the library soon. :)

    Mo | Ollivander Mo

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  5. I might have to give this book a try! I'm a secret HP junkie, so this would be a natural fit for me to pick up.
    Xx


    heapsofme.com

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  6. I've heard mixed reviews about this book but mainly that it is so slow. I liked your review though and the storyline sounds interesting!

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  7. This sounds interesting.
    I may have to get my hands on it in the near future.
    In the meantime, I'll be reading Paper Towns this month as well!


    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  8. I love your YouTube videos! You never make the videos boring and I loved this book review! :)

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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  9. That book sounds awesome! I'll have to add it to my list of books to read!

    XO
    Ashley
    privateschoolprepster.blogspot.com

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  10. I have this book hanging out on my bookshelf... This has me a little more motivated to pull it off & start reading it! Thanks for sharing :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  11. I have to add this to my list! Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  12. Mine was on my shelf for MONTHS before I read it!

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  13. You're so sweet! Thank you so much!!

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  14. YES! I'm so excited to read Paper Towns. I started on it last night, and gosh, I already love it.

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  15. It really is slow! The first half kind of drags on, but it gets so much more interesting.

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  16. Girl, you don't need to love HP in secret! Haha. I love me some HP. I hope you enjoy it!

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  17. I'm the same way! If I didn't make myself read it, I'm not sure that I would have finished it. I'm glad I stuck with it though.

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  18. It's seriously so slow for a good number of chapters, but once you get into the nitty gritty, it gets much better.

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  19. I had this book for months before I finally got around to reading it, so don't feel bad!

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  20. I'm actually in the middle of this right now! I'm having that "nothing can compare to Harry Potter" issue (also a problem for me with The Casual Vacancy) but now that I've hit the middle I'm enjoying it much more. I hope you like Paper Towns--one of my favorites!

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  21. I really enjoyed this book! I got it when it came out and she was revealed as the author, I much preferred it to The Casual Vacancy


    I have to say though, as a Harry Potter enthusiast, and knowing JK Rowling well, I wasn't as shocked by the ending as I have been reading an Agatha Christie Mystery. But definitely worth the read! Great review :)

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  22. Macarena FerreiraJune 3, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Ouuu this book sounds awesome! Definitely going to check it out.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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  23. It took me a couple tries through the years to get into this book, but I'm glad I finally got through. The beginning was just so slow. I still haven't read Casual Vacancy even though I own it. I'm super excited to read Paper Towns!

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  24. I haven't read The Casual Vacancy yet, but it's another book that's been sitting on my shelf forever. I'm just not sure if it's my cup of tea, but I suppose we'll see at some point. I've never read anything an Agatha Christie book!

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  25. You're going to love Paper Towns! I've been a fan of the book for a few years now, and about 5 months ago I got to see an early showing of the movie and give feedback on it. It's a fantastic read, definitely has its weird parts, but I doubt you'll be disappointed!


    Dani // http://www.DaniDearest.com/

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  26. I've started Paper Towns, but I'm only a couple chapters in! I'm really excited to keep reading. That's so awesome that you got to go to an early showing! I'm so jealous.

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