About Cleopatra Loves Books

Cleopatra Loves Books came to life in August 2013

For as long as I can remember I have loved reading. In the long ago days of the 1970’s my mother could leave me in the library while she shopped safe in the knowledge that I wouldn’t even miss her. I am passionate about children having a broad selection of books to choose from both at home and school.

So why the blog? Well…. I first started capturing all the book titles I’d read using Amazon’s Listmania as an aide-memoire, this progressed to reviewing those books I’d particularly enjoyed (or hated) and then I was invited to join Amazon Vine in 2011 which prompted authors and publishers to contact me for reviews so I decided to spread my wings and put all the information onto this blog.

If you wish to do so you can email me at cleopatralovesbooks70@gmail.com


Cleopatra Loves Books tweets as @cleo_bannister


Cleopatra Loves Books has her own Facebook Page here – one of my resolutions in 2018 is to make sure this is populated with each and everyone of my reviews for the year



You can compare bookshelves with me on Goodreads where I am Cleo Bannister



Amazon Logo Or even view click on the logo to see my amazon reviews dating back 2010.


I love reviewing it is my way of offering my opinion on books I have read. I want others to have that magical feeling when they find a book they will love as I know how much other people’s reviews help me to find great books to enjoy and the book blogging community is fantastic so here are some of my forays onto other blogs…

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 my 3 recommended books for 2017 with the wonderful damppebbles can be read here

Book Bloggers Brunch – Cleo’s Crime fiction – My Interview with The Book Trail Book Blog can be read here

Blogger interview with Blonde Writer More can be read here

Interview Blonde Writer More


To read ‘What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Cleo Bannister’ by the lovely Marina Sofia click on the link here or click on my picture below.



If you really want to know some random things about me click on the awards below:

liebsteraward_3lilapplesShine on Award


Shine on and keep Calm







For convenience I have sorted my pages so that the complete list of reviews are catalogued A-Z by author names as well as by books read in a particular year but of course if you are looking for a particular book you may wish to use the search box on the main blog.

A-L  &  M-Z

2017 Book Reviews

2016 Book Reviews

2015 Book Reviews

2014 Book Reviews

2013 Book Reviews


Reading silhouette
I’m not addicted to reading – I can stop after one last chapter!

92 thoughts on “About Cleopatra Loves Books

  1. What a colorful and interesting blog. Love the story about being left in the library as a “babysitter.” Thanks for visiting my review blog, FrayedDustjackets.


  2. Hey – thanks so much for checking out my blog. Yours looks really interesting – I’m looking forward to getting some inspiration for new reads 🙂


  3. Have you ever read ‘Tigers in Red Weather’? I read it a few months ago and it was a fantastic read with a really interesting structure – I’d be interested to know if you’ve come across anything similar you could recommend.


      1. no worries I’ve found lots of others on your blog which look interesting. Yes would definitely recommend Tigers in Red Weather – an interesting read 🙂


  4. wow, you have achieved a lot of success! It is amazing how doors just open up when you follow your passions! Glad you get to do something you love! Look forward to reading your book reviews!


  5. I indirectly found your blog. I too blog reviews of what I read, so I am always interested in others that do the same. I mostly review fiction. Just reviewed Danielle Evans’ short story collection “Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self”, and will soon review Neil Gaiman’s novel “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”, and Anne Enright’s short story collection “Yesterday’s Weather”. I have started her Booker finalist novel “The Gathering” and a new favorite author, Carlos Fuentes’ novel “The Years With Laura Diaz”. Will look for one of the long listed 2014 Bailey’s Women’s Fiction and perhaps a suggestion from your list. Interested that you had been reading fiction of “new” writers. I tend not to read mysteries, definitely don’t read romance, and may occasionally read crime fiction and science fiction.Love to read good new writers, but not being the fastest reader I can’t imagine keeping of with the volume. Nice to have found your blog.


    1. Thank you very much for your comments. The Baileys Women’s fiction longlist has one book on it which I was planning to read, Burial Rites. but I don’t have any of the others. I must admit I do enjoy good crime fiction and this year has seen some great debuts, Sarah Hilary’s Someone Else’s Skin being just one of these, I also love historical fiction and Wake by Anna Hope which records 5 days following World War I was a stunning read. I’m not into ‘romance’ per se although I do enjoy contemporary fiction. Please give me the link to your blog so I can read your reviews too.


  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and adding one of my posts to your “Posts I Like”. I am beaming ear to ear! I am enjoying reading your blog and am so glad to have discovered you.


  7. Morning Cleo

    I’ve just subscribed to your blog and my TBR is now groaning – I love a psychological thriller and you have read so many good ones. Thanks 🙂

    Dawn x


    1. Evening Dawn, so glad you are following my blog – if you haven’t looked at my 2014 reads yet they are all listed in genre…. I do read such a lot of this genre but I can’t help it, I love them.


  8. Thank you for stopping by my Murder Blog, Q & A With A Real Undercover Operative, and for the follow. It looks like you’re doing interesting stuff here. I’m following you right back.


  9. Hi
    Could I send you my debut book for review?

    It is the first part of a thrilling series, with 60 chapters each set in real time taking the reader 1 minute to read (hence Sixty Minute Reads series)

    It is available on Kindle Unlimited or paperback here, but I am able to email you a PDF version if you’d prefer?
    ATOMIC NUMBER SIXTY: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JAA81A6

    Thank you for your time
    Dave Johnston


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