Weekly Wrap-Up (27 March 2016)

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I’m linking this post up to Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer’s Sunday Blog Share.  It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.



This week has been a fab week on my blog. I was thrilled to pass 300 WordPress followers earlier in the week and then just yesterday I noticed that I’d passed 2000 total followers! I’ve only been blogging since the end of August so am feeling quite overwhelmed to find that I have so many people reading my blog. Thank you so much to each and every one of you. I started my blog after a really tough time in my real life as it gave me something positive to focus on every day. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to explain how much this blog and the support I’ve received has meant to me but I am so very, very grateful.


This week I’ve read three books:

The Missing by C. L. Taylor

This was a great read – a very intense, hard to put down novel about a family trying to come to terms with a missing teenager. It’s more of a mystery than a psychological thriller but it’s definitely one not to be missed. I hope to have a review of it up on my blog this week.

Between You and Me by Lisa Hall

There were aspects of this novel that were really well done and others that I feel conflicted about so I’m struggling to review it at the moment. I hope to find the words for a review and to have it up on my blog soon.

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

I just finished reading this novel last night and it had me in tears, I found it to be such a moving novel but ultimately very uplifting. I’m hoping to run a giveaway for a hardback copy of the novel along with my review so I’m intending to have this ready to go in the next week or two, so please keep an eye out for that.


I’ve managed to blog five times this week.

Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up Post

Monday: Blog Tour – Review of Ghostbird and interview with its author, Carol Lovekin

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday Post

Thursday: Q&A with Caroline James, author of Coffee, Tea, The Caribbean and Me

Saturday: Stacking the Shelves Post


Coming soon on my blog:

I have a busy time ahead this week with medical appointments that I know will take a lot out of me so I’m just going to blog if I’m up to it. I do have an author interview almost written up, and I have a couple of reviews ready for posting so hopefully I’ll manage to get this content on my blog over the course of this week.


Here’s what I’m currently reading:

Dear Dad by Giselle Green

The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish

The Stylist by Rosie Nixon

Truth, Lies and O-Rings by Allan J. McDonald and James R. Hansen

I had started reading The Day of Second Chances by Julie Cohen but I hadn’t realised that the release date has been put back to July so as I’d only read a few chapters I’ve decided to put this book to one side until nearer the publication date. It is a book I was enjoying and I’ll look forward to reading it in its entirety closer to July.



What have you been reading this week? Please feel free to link to your weekly wrap-up post, or if you don’t have a blog please share in the comments below! I love to hear what you’re all reading. 🙂

31 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (27 March 2016)

    • Thanks so much. I loved The One-in-a-Million Boy – I hope to get my review written and posted in the next couple of weeks. Hope you have a great week too. 🙂 I’ll go look at your post now.

  1. Well done on your followers 😀 I’ve got The One in Million Boy to read as well so looking forward to that one (I’ll keep tissues handy).
    Hope all goes well with your appointments, have a good week 📚

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    • Thanks so much. And thank you for linking back to me, that’s really kind of you. I’ve just commented on your post, I really enjoyed reading it and am glad you’re going to join in with the meme regularly. 🙂

    • Thanks so much. I wish I knew what got people interested in reading my blog, I think I must have just got lucky in these first few months. I did blog a lot when I first started – like every single day for about three months and I think it helped that I then had quite a lot of content. Thank you, I’m hoping my hospital appointments will turn out to be useful.

  3. The missing and the one in a million boy are both on my tbr! So many books are coming out beginning of April I am struggling to keep up! Looking forward to your reviews!

    • They’re both really good books, you’ve got a treat in store when you get to read them. I know, there are so many books coming out soon – we need more hours in the day to read! Thank you, I hope to have my review of The Missing up this week.

  4. Hi. I finished Funeral for an Owl by Jane Davis, which I enjoyed. Some great chgaracterisation. I’ve just started Will Self’s Book of Dave. I find Self a bit overblown usually but I am intrigued, amused and impressed by this one so far

    • I love blogging, I wish I’d started a long time ago now. It does get overwhelming sometimes but I try to keep reminding myself that it is a hobby and I can take a step back if I need to. I’m in awe of you having been blogging for three years, that’s such an achievement. I hope you had a lovely Easter.

  5. We are reading the same books in a different order at the moment – I have read One in a Million Boy and have nearly finished The Swimming Pool (loving it) and reading The Missing soon!

    • I’m planning to spend this afternoon reading The Swimming Pool, so far I’ve only read about a quarter of it but I am really enjoying it. I hope you enjoy The Missing, it was different to what I was expecting but it was still a great read.

  6. Congratulations on your followers…so good to hear the positive effects blogging has had for you. I want to read The Missing and One in a Million boy. Plus, The Swimming Pool looks good!

    • Thank you. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to explain how much blogging has done for me, it’s certainly saved my sanity when going through a really awful time. I reviewed The Missing today, it was such a brilliant read and definitely one not to miss. The One in a Million Boy is a gorgeous read, more moving than I was expecting and one that will stay with me. I hope to read more of The Swimming Pool this afternoon if I get a chance but it’s really good so far.

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