Weekly Wrap Up and Stacking the Shelves (14 November)

It’s Saturday again so it’s time for my weekly wrap up post!

This week I was chosen to be an official Harper Impulse supporter, which was a lovely surprise. I filled in the form but didn’t expect to be picked so It made my day when I got the email through.

On my blog this week:

I picked a winner for my Out of the Darkness giveaway. The winner was announced here, just in case you missed my blog post on Wednesday.

I joined in the TBR (To Be Read) Book Tag and confessed to exactly how big my TBR is! You can read all my TBR confessions here.

I did a cover reveal for the lovely Holly Martin’s new novel, The Revenge. You can find that post here.

And finally, my regular WWW Wednesday and Book Beginnings posts in case you missed them.

I chose to rate books that I’ve read from 1-10 but have now decided I prefer a 1-5 rating system. I’m not going to go back and change the ratings on previous reviews but starting from today all the books that I read will be rated under my new system.

I’ve read four books and two short stories this week, and have reviewed all of them. (Click on the titles in the list below the pics to read my reviews)

The Boy in the Bookshop the boy at the beach What Rosie Found Next Lost Girls by Angela Marsonswendy darling What Happens at Christmas_FINAL

The Boy in the Bookshop by Katey Lovell (short story)

The Boy at the Beach by Katey Lovell (short story)

What Rosie Found Next by Helen J. Rolfe

Lost Girls by Angela Marsons

Wendy Darling by Colleen Oakes

What Happens at Christmas by T A Wiliams


I’m also joining in with Stacking the Shelves (hosted by Tynga’s Reviews), which is all about sharing all the books you’ve acquired in the past week – ebooks or physical books, and books you’ve bought or borrowed or received an ARC of.

Books I’ve bought this week: 

year of yes  all the major constellations  Paint My Body Red The Sunlit Night  183 Times a Year  The Christmas Getaway

The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

All The Major Constellations by Pratima Cranse

Paint My Body Red by Heidi R. Kling

The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein

183 Times a Year by Eva Jordan

The Christmas Getaway by Jill Barry

ARCS I’ve received this week:

The One in a Million Boy  The Darkest Secret The Theseus Paradox by David Videcette    Did You Ever Have A Family? by Bill Clegg    Thicker than Water by Brigid Kemmerer  Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons The Children's Home by Charles Lambert How To Get Ahead in Television by Sophie Cousens (1) Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin (1)

The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood

The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood

The Theseus Paradox by David Videcette

Did You Ever Have A Family? by Bill Clegg

Thicker than Water by Brigid Kemmerer

Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons

The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin

How To Get Ahead in Television by Sophie Cousens

28 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap Up and Stacking the Shelves (14 November)

  1. I’m always planning to rearrange things…either my physical shelves or my rating system but never seem to get round to it! I need to look back at my ratings and adjust them a bit to take account of how the books rate against each other to decide their true rating. If that makes any sense…! Enjoy your books!

    • The cover is very striking, isn’t it? I’m really keen to read this one soon, I just have a few review books to read first and then I can get to it. I hope you enjoy it if you decided to get it. 🙂 I’ll go look at your blog now.

  2. Wow, you’ve done a great job of reading and reviewing today. Well done! 🙂 I hope you enjoy your new additions!

    • Thank you so much. I’m still managing to review everything I read and I hope to keep it up in the long term. I can’t wait to read my new books, I just wish there were more hours in the day! 🙂

    • It’s been so busy on my blog, I think I might need to slow down a little this coming week! I enjoy it so much though. I was ecstatic to be approved for The One in a Million Boy, I keep hearing about it and am so keen to read it. Happy reading to you too! 🙂

    • I could’t resist getting Year of Yes as I love the TV shows Shonda does, especially Grey’s Anatomy plus I’ve been hearing so much about the book. I really hope it’s good. 🙂 I’ll go check out your StS now.

    • I’ve been wanting to read it since it was long listed for the Man Booker, it really appeals to me. I can’t wait to read it. I hope you get it for Christmas if you decide to ask Santa! 🙂

  3. Ooh a lot of these are new to me but they look good, I’m especially intrigued by The One In A Million boy. I just finished Did You Ever Have A Family? and really enjoyed it, hope you do too!

    • I can’t wait to read The One in a Million Boy, it’s a book I’ve been hoping I’d get to review as it looks so different and intriguing. I’m glad to know you enjoyed Did You Ever Have A Family? I’ve been wanting to read it for ages so hopefully I’ll get to it soon. 🙂

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