List of horrible bosses in books

Horrible Bosses in Books I read

Hello Readers! I read a book recently in which the boss was real good and charming and even better than friend that made me envious, made me wish to work with such boss. And that sparked the idea on listing horrible bosses. I do want to write a post on lovely bosses in books as well, thing is I have read very few books that fall under that category but when I look at horrible bosses, there are plenty in books I have read. I know you might be thinking in real life too. I really thank god I’m not into this office drama or working under any boss and after seeing this list I don’t regret it. These bosses here are nasty, selfish, mean, tyrant, bully, money minded, and boyfriend-thief.

Vanessa (The Accidental Life Swap by Jennifer Joyce)

Vanessa in this book is the boss here who was quite intimidating for nice and timid Rebecca. This boss was rich, selfish, and tyrant who did all in her power to get what she wanted. She even sacked staff based on suspicion. Now you cannot expect any promotion and recognition when you work under this kind of boss unless you buttered or showered them with daily praises.

Annabel (The Neighbours by Nicola Gill)

Annabel was kind of boss who went after your boyfriend or partner. You wouldn’t want this kind anywhere near your home or family otherwise you would find them in your house shagging your partner while you are working in the office.

Edwin (One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen)

Edwin here was the one who took advantage of hardworking employees. He would ask to work and take interviews even though you are on vacation. A selfish and after personal gain kind of boss who didn’t care about anyone’s feeling and don’t understand no. If you confront they say nasty thing, make you feel low or threaten to fire. They look nice in general but are kind of bully who pays you for letting yourself being bullied. Run from this kind or forget about break and holidays.

Vincent (The Escape Room by Megan Goldin)

Vincent was a different kind. He was money minded. He earned huge and still wanted to gain more money. Don’t know for what, because he had no family or love or partner. He looked decent, I mean he wouldn’t behave badly or something but he wouldn’t tolerate loss and he didn’t care if you didn’t get another job or lose your life and wouldn’t even investigate if somebody is trying to set you up. All he cared about was quality of your work and success in project. Ahem, Find another job, money is not important but your life and self-respect is.

And a Sixpence for Luck by Lilac Mills

Okay, I read this book 3 years before. I didn’t remember boss’ name but vaguely remembered the boss fired main character because she was using internet in work time. The actual reason was big surprise. This was the case of unfair dismissal. Boss fired main character so that he could give her position to his lover. Hmm, now that you can’t see coming.

Below are the bosses who gives you hard time because they are going through hard time. I know it doesn’t justify their behavior and that’s why I’m putting them under this horrible bosses category.

Wendy (Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews)

Now now, Wendy here was not just boss but main character’s ex-best friend and now a step-mother. You can see why they fall out. Who could see best friend marrying with your own father! So, both had grudges and both gave each other hard time. Wendy criticizing all the work and adding more work but well our main character was power of resilience and at the end, let it go and both was being nice with each other. Whatever, you have to agree it can be awkward situation.

The Secret to Falling in Love by Victoria Cooke

Another one I read long ago and don’t remember boss’ name but I know what the boss did and it was by no means charming. So this boos gave our main character a project of antisocial media and not technology or gadget and write an article on how do you find love in old fashioned way. So it was progressing anywhere and boss decided to interfere. I’m not saying what she did to avoid spoiler. It was definitely not nice but she wasn’t bad as well so what can I say.

Melisa (Full Circle by Regina Timothy)

Melisa was not likable woman at first glance. She was owner of biggest fashion house in the world. She worked from scratch to top on her own. Ruthless, selfish, evil witch was her impression among her staff. That made her intimidating boss but at the end turned out she wasn’t that bad. Imagine Miranda of Devil Wears Prada but unlike Miranda, Melisa had space for development. Anyway, you will find it hard to work for such boss.

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What do you think about this post and bosses I mentioned?
Which horrible bosses you like to add more from books to this list?

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Book Series I will be reading before 2020 ends

Hello readers! Have you decided what are you going to read before 2020 ends? I have long list! But on the top of that list I want to read these book series. If I’ve to I’ll close requests for a whole year (even for tours) because these are sitting on the shelf gathering dust. Not that you can see it in pics, I keep them clean . Anyway, I love good gripping series more than a standalone. I better read these first before I see any sale and buy new one.

1. Clifton Chronicles

Yeah,I meant to finish this in 2019 but I didn’t! So once again It’s up on the list.

2. Mortal Instruments

This will be my reread. Apparently I wasn’t writing reviews in my early days of reading so I’ll read this, write review and if by chance I managed to finish all the books I’ve decided for 2020. I’ll get Clockwork Chronicles and The Dark Artifices series.

3. Little Beach Street Bakery Series and Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop Series by Jenny Colgan

I got these books in Amazon clearance sale. I love discounted price and chick-lit. So I got two full series by Jenny Colgan

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

Everybody might have read this and have said this was my childhood book but not me. Now my inner child never died and I like reading children’s books and middle grade books now and then why not to read this! And I have excuse now that I’ve a kid who might like to read this books.

5. Inkworld by Cornelia Funke

Another hefty discount purchase. I knew a little bit story from half Inkheart movie I watched. I saw mixed review later but I’m turning a blind eye.

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Have you any of these series or started this series but didn’t finish? Which series or books are you going to read before 2020 ends?

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Favorite Chick-Lits in 2019

Hello Readers! 2019 was full of romance, Chick-Lits and Women’s Fiction. I read max books in this genres. So, I’m excited to list my favorite Chick-Lits of the year.

Here’s a list of my favorite Chick-Lits in no particular order-

1. Love To Prove You Wrong

This was cute, fun and entertaining short novel in Old Pine Cove series. It was hate to love and character falling in love with celebrity arc. The setting was charming . People community of this small town made it more entertaining. I enjoyed reading all characters. Paparazzi, drama, and jealousy added spice in the story. Overall, it was light, sweet and fun read.

2. Willow by Grace Parks

This is not very popular series and I wonder why! This, First in Paper Lane Club Series, was about social media vs anti-social media. I loved Willow’s idea of dinner club at Paper Lane café. Willow’s relationship with her sister and other club members was great. Romance was cute. It was not 5 star read but I enjoyed it.

3. The Secret to Falling in Love

This was about Melissa’s challenge of living without phone and internet and finding love in old-fashioned way. For a person whose life was surrounded by insta, tweeter, facebook, dating apps, emails and online shopping, it looked quiet daunting. And what a character this was, she completed this challenge wonderfully. Her life before the challenge and her experience with virtual free reality and pros and cons of technology she experienced during challenge in her refreshing voice was charm of the book. Overall, it was lighthearted, relatable, refreshing chick lit.

4. The Accidental life swap

It was lovely countryside romance that revolved around Rebecca who accidentally got a chance to live her boss’ life. Book was beautifully narrated in meek Rebecca’s voice which was not that refreshing but definitely realistic. Picturesque countryside, Little Heaton, Vanessa’s holiday home and animal sanctuary was amazing. You cannot not notice quirky animals and their name in this book especially those feathery chickens and wandering donkey. I grew to love them all along with characters. Overall, it was fun, light-hearted, fast paced with interesting plot.

5. When Polly Met Olly

It was wonderfully written heartwarming and thought-provoking chick- lit and a lovely romance. Again it was not 5 star but I enjoyed this book that showed quirks of dating more of how dating agency works. The plot was filled with wit, humor, romance and insight. Overall, it was intriguing, lovely, witty chick-lit and romantic story of Polly and Olly.

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Which genre you read most in 2019?

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Favorite New-to-me Authors in 2019 (Part II) #FavNewToMeAuthors

Hello readers! I’m continuing my favorite New-to-me Authors list. I hope you enjoyed Part I, if you missed the post here is the link Favorite New-to-me Authors in 2019 (Part I).

1. Sally Hepworth

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The Mother-In-Law was character driven suspenseful domestic noir, a twisted family drama. It was story about dysfunctional family, money greed, obsession, loss, life struggle, and a complicated mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship. Characters made this book most intriguing and addictive. They all were flawed. They all had problems, problems they could solve if they have open to each other, shared feelings, and have dealt it wisely. There were so many things in the Book that stopped me to brood over while reading. I enjoyed this complicated and thought provoking novel.

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2. Zoe May

So I read 2 books by Zoe May in 2019. When Polly Met Olly which was cute and heartwarming and Perfect Match which was last book of the year and I haven’t published review of it (it will be up on 17th this month). Both books featured online dating but differently. In When Polly met Olly main character worked as matchmaker at dating agency who dreamed to be photographer while in Perfect Match protagonist tried to find her perfect dream man through dating site and was wannabe author. Both books showed quirks of online dating with good twist and turns, wit, humor, romance and insight.

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3. Megan Goldin

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The Escape Room was riveting psychological thriller with revenge game arc and smart corporate setting. All characters were developed, unlikable, selfish, ostentatious, ruthless some even hateful. I enjoyed the action both elevator and former life employees. One can solve the mystery before second half started but the fun was to know whys and hows.

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4. Paula Daly

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Clear my Name was amazing discovery. It was unique and clever thriller. Author did amazing job with plot and characters. I loved the concept of miscarriage of justice and work of Innocence UK. It was not usual thriller, story was slow and steady. It was like reading two stories simultaneously, one of Carrie who was wrongly convicted and another of Tess, not just her investigation of Carrie’s case but her personal life. Mystery and characters kept me filliping the page. The description of murder, characters, evidence, police procedure, and investigation was flawless. I’m sure I’ll read more books by this author.

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5. Christina Dalcher

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Vox was most mind-blowing dystopian science-fiction book I read in 2019. I kept recommending this book throughout the year. I absolutely loved this setting which was horrible, sickening, and outrageous. It was mind-blowing, provocative, suspenseful, gripping, terrific and disturbing novel. I’m so excited for author’s new book ‘Q’ coming out in April. I’m goin to get it as soon as it’s out.

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Last post had 3 thriller author and this has 4. I read only few thrillers in 2019 but they all were good.

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Which new authors and books you discovered in 2019?

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Favorite New-to-me Authors in 2019 (Part I) #FavNewToMeAuthors

Hello readers! 2020 has started nicely but I’m not reading new book by new author as of now. I still need to finish review requests I got in 2019 but that’s not the topic here. I would like to tell you all about new authors and their amazing books I discovered in 2019. There were many new authors I discovered, (that reminds me to add a count of New and old author in 2020 excel sheet). Most of them were great and few I were okaish but it always amazing to read something new and fresh.

So, here is list!

1. Miranda Rijks

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I have read just one book by Miranda Rijks and I can say she write amazing psychological thriller. Deserve To Die was thrilling, tense, spine chilling, unnerving, addictive and intriguing page turner. It was written flawlessly. I loved author’s style the way she kept the nervousness alive from the very first page and it didn’t die until the end. It was clever book with intricate plot that kept me guessing the next move of that horrible villain. I have another one in my kindle ‘You are mine’ by Miranda Rijks and I cannot wait to read it and rest of the book by this author.

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2. Jennifer Donaldson

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In last 2-3 months I mentioned this author and this book of her ‘I Know You Remember’ many times. This was fabulous YA psychological thriller that I keep recommending. It was about obsession, dysfunctional family, abusive parents and their addiction issues, friendship and jealousy. It had many layers. That big twist at climax was mind-boggling. Characters, plot, twist and end everything was perfect in this book. I wish to read more books by Jennifer Donaldson.

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3. Jo Jakeman

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Safe House was clever psychological thriller. The plot was layered with elements of misreading and misjudging a person, guilt, betrayal, manipulation, lies, deceit, blind love, unhealthy relationship, and facing past to give it closure. Gripping writing, suspenseful plot, intriguing characters and atmospheric setting left me wanting to read more by this author.

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4. Liz Davies

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Liz Davies wrote this lovely, entertaining, humorous, realistic relatable romcom with lots of family drama. It was feel good story that had a good message of importance of sharing burden, being supportive, understanding each other’s perspective, and bringing back the spark in relationship and enjoying Christmas as a family. Writing was wonderful, entertaining and engaging.

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5. Malia Zaidi

I discovered Malia Zaidi through Emma’s blog tour and I got to read all 4 books by her. Lady Evelyn Mystery series was compelling cozy mysteries that I enjoyed so much and kept recommending throughout the year. It was historical mysteries that was about post war trauma, social values and prejudice, scandals, social differences and preconceptions, tragedy, dysfunctional family, finding peace with past and learning various aspect of humanity. Phew, many insightful topics were covered throughout the series with exquisite, graceful and flawless writing. Each book had wonderful setting and mysteries that I loved to solve along with main character. Hmm, I don’t know if the series continues or not but I would love to read more from this author.

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There are more new authors and their books I discovered in 2019 but I didn’t want the post too long so, I will post part II tomorrow. I hope you enjoyed the post and may have found new books and authors to add to 2020 TBR.

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Which new authors and books you discovered in 2019?

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