Sunday, 30 August 2020

Cover and Book of the Month - August

designer Cathy Helms of www.avalongraphics.org
with fellow designer Tamian Wood of www.beyonddesigninternational.com
select their chosen Cover of the Month
with all winners going forward for 
Cover of the Year in December 2020
(honourable mentions for the Runner-up)
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Cover of the Month
WINNER AUGUST

Read our review
(designer unknown)
RUNNER UP DESIGNS

Read our review
(cover design by Stephen Mulchahey)
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(Designer Unknown)
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A personal choice made by me, Helen Hollick,
(founder of Discovering Diamonds)
from books I have shortlisted for my personal reading 
Book of the Month
AUGUST 2020
I enjoyed both of these WWII-related stories
my choice was a close-run decision
but My Runner-Up is:
Read our Review
And my WINNER
Book Of The Month is
Read Our Review
scroll down for previous Book Of The Month Selections

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Cover of the month
PREVIOUSLY:
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Cover of the Month
WINNER - JULY 

Cover by Design for Writers

Honourable Mentions

Design by Next Chapter
Read Our Review             


Design by JD Smith Design
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Cover of the Month
WINNER June 2020

Read our Review
Cover by The Cover Collection
www.thecovercollection.com

Honourable Mention

Read our Review
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Cover of the Month
WINNER  MAY 2020

Read our Review
Cover designed by Rachel Lopez
  www.r2cdesign.com

Honourable Mention

Cover of the Month
WINNER  APRIL 2020
cover design by Caroline Young for Headline Publishing Group
Honourable mentions

36146468. sy475
Read our review
designer unknown

UK Cover
(no designer known)

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Cover of the Month
WINNER MARCH 2020


Designer unknown
Read our review here
Honourable Mentions
Designer unknown
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Designer unknown
Read our review here
Designed by Cathy Helms - not eligible for award
Read our review here
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Cover of the Month
WINNER FEBRUARY 2020
designer unknown - mainstream
read our review
Honourable Mentions
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cover design by Melody Simmons
read our review
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mainstream designer unknown
read our review
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Cover of the Month
WINNER JANUARY 2020


Designer Unknown
Read Our Review
Honourable Mentions
Cover design by Design for Writers
Read Our Review
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Designed by Tara Mayberry
www.teaberrycreative.com
Read Our Review
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Previously:
BOOK of the MONTH
Selections
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A personal choice made by me, Helen Hollick,
(founder of Discovering Diamonds)
from books I have shortlisted for my personal reading 
My criteria for a 'winner' is:
* Did I thoroughly enjoy the story?
* Would I read it again?
* Is it a 'keeper'
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Book of the Month
AUGUST 2020
I enjoyed both of these WWII-related stories
my choice was a close-run decision
but

My Runner-Up is:
Read our Review
And my WINNER
Book Of The Month is
Read Our Review
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Book of the Month
 JULY 2020
runners up
I couldn't decide between these two novellas
so have chosen both of them


winner
thoroughly enjoyed this one!
Special Mention
I don't usually select non-fiction
but this one was a darn good read
and a 'must' for anyone researching this topic!


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Book of the Month
June 2020
My chosen Runner-Up 
I very much enjoyed this one - and I would have made it my Book of the Month but it's a little awkward as I am most definitely biased... that's my house on the cover! Even so - a super read!

read our review
so my Book of the Month Winner
is, coincidentally, the same as our Cover of the Month!


read our review

Book of the Month
MAY 2020
just the one this month:

April 2020 
My chosen JOINT winner
(because I enjoyed them both)

and 

Book of the Month
MARCH 2020
Runner-Up 
read our review here

WINNER

Book of the Month
February 2020
Runner-Ups 
read our review
 Not a fast-paced action 'who-dun-it' , but  sophisticated measured read with some wonderful descriptive writing

read our review
I can't resist a Melissa Addey - again wonderful descriptive writing

WINNER
It might seem odd to select a novel that made me cry. This one did because it is based on real life - so many died, so horribly. I truly think that this book should be compulsory reading in all schools - no, for everyone - so that we never, never, forget what happened to the Jewish people during WWII

Book of the Month
January 2020

Runner-Ups  
two because I have enjoyed
the entire series of both these novels

Read our review
Read our review
WINNER

Book and Cover of the Year
will be announced on 31st December 2020

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