Weekly Wrap-Up and Stacking the Shelves (20 February)

Wow, it’s been six weeks since I last posted a weekly wrap-up/stacking the shelves post! I had planned to take a week off from blogging but as is so often the way real life got completely in the way. I’ve been really struggling with my medical situation and have had a lot of things to contend with. I’m slowly getting back on track but I am still struggling with lack of energy, which is affecting my reading mojo. I need to find better life balance so now I’m working on making time to read and blog and still do all of my physio etc. I don’t think I’ll be blogging at the rate I was before for a while yet but I hope to blog once or twice a week. I’m hoping that having more of a schedule with blogging will help me get back to reading again.

Anyway, in recent weeks on my blog I posted a review of The Chimes for the blog tour I was on. It was my birthday in January and I got lots of gorgeous new books so I shared a birthday book haul post. This week I did a WWW Wednesday post, which I always enjoyed joining in with so it was nice to be able to join in again. 

This week I’ve managed to read three books, mostly they were short books but it’s still such a huge improvement on how much I’ve been able to read prior to this week. I’ve managed to review one of the books. (Please click the link below the image to read my review).

Viral by Helen Fitzgerald

Viral by Helen Fitzgerald


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

This week I’ve bought a few new books with money I had left from my birthday.

The Art of Wearing Hats by Helena Sheffield (hardback)

A Home in Sunset Bay by Rebecca Pugh (ebook)

Sally Ride by Lynn Sherr (hardback)

The Time It Takes To Fall by Margaret Lazarus Dean (hardback)



I received a prize that I won at the end of last year – it’s a gorgeous signed hardback of One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood.


Books I’ve received for review:

This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell (paperback)

Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans (paperback)

The Last Kiss Goodbye by Tasmania Perry (paperback)

The Truth About Julia by Anna Schaffner (paperback)

Painkiller by N. J. Fountain (ebook)

Dear Amy by Hellen Callaghan (ebook)

Trust No One by Clare Donaghue (ebook)

Fragile by Eve Francis (ebook)

The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North (ebook)

Between You and Me by Lisa Hall (ebook)

What have you been reading this week? Have you bought any new books? Please feel free to link to your wrap-up post, or if you don’t have a blog please share in the comments below! 🙂


20 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up and Stacking the Shelves (20 February)

  1. I’m quite jealous of that lovely Monica Wood hardback….and congrats on slowly getting back into the reading groove. Three books is no me a feat. Keep striving with the life balance/medical side stuff – I do know how hard it is but feeling better is so often key to getting better. And a good book always helps…

    • I was thrilled to win it and can’t wait to start reading. Thank you, I’ve missed reading so much so am really hoping I can get back to full speed soon. You are so right about how feeling better is often the key to getting better – I’m going to note this down to remind myself next time I get bogged down. I’ve spent so much time and energy on my physiotherapy and my physical health that I forgot how important it is to allow time for things I enjoy too. Reading helps me relax so it needs to be something I remember to make a priority in my life. Thank you.

  2. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better and I hope you can find a balance in your schedule so you have time to rest and take care of yourself (it can be so hard to fit everything in).

    Lovely to have you back! 🙂

    • Thank you, I’ve been very lucky in the books I’ve got this week. It was nice to have birthday money to spend and then to get some fab review books in the post. I’ll go check out your StS post now. 🙂

    • I’ve read The Cry and really enjoyed it too. Maggie O’Farrell is my favourite author, I adore her writing. My husband bought me the @ bookends for Christmas a few years ago as a surprise because we met on twitter, they’re one of my favourite possessions. 🙂 I’ll go look at your post now.

  3. I’m glad that you’re feeling well enough to blog. It’s lovely to see you post! ❤ I hope you enjoy these books.

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