This week has been much improved from last week for the most part. I finally got a replacement Kindle Voyage sorted out under warranty and that arrived early in the week, which cheered me up. I’ve been reading a lot on my kindle this week as I was so happy to have my ereader back.
I had another spinal injection mid-week as part of a regime of trying to get my pain levels under better control. Unfortunately this injection has left me in a lot of pain – more than last time so I’m having to take things easy. I’m still hoping I will get the benefits I got last time once the initial pain has worn off. Fingers crossed!
My husband is on holiday from work this week so it’s been lovely having him home with me. We haven’t done a huge amount but it’s just nice having the time together.
This week I’ve finished reading six books:
Final Girls by Riley Sager
This book was one of those books that I just couldn’t put down once I started it. It was very gruesome in places and genuinely freaked me out (I was glad I wasn’t home alone whilst reading but I am a wimp!). I’ll be reviewing this book at some point soon so please look out for that.
The Child Who by Simon Lelic
This book has been a lesson to me in why I need to read more from my TBR as this has been on my Kindle unread for five years but when I started reading it this week I just got completely engrossed in the story. It’s a novel about a child murderer and how the solicitor defending him deals with the case.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
I enjoyed this novel – it was fast-paced and kept me hooked right to the end. It wasn’t quite as good as I was hoping it would be but it was still an enjoyable read.
Watch Me by Angela Clarke
I loved Follow Me so was really looking forward to this follow up book and I wasn’t disappointed. It didn’t have me on the edge of my seat in the way Follow Me did, but it really got to me in a different way. I already can’t wait to see where this series takes the characters of Nad and Freddie next!
A Game for All the Family by Sophie Hannah
I’m going to be reviewing this novel as soon as I can so I won’t say too much here. I did find this novel completely and utterly engrossing all the way through and read it in two sittings over last weekend!
The Age of Bowie by Paul Morley
I’ve been reading this biography on and off for a few weeks now (due to me struggling to hold the book as it’s a heavy hardback) but have very much enjoyed every single page. I think this will be a book I re-read in the future, and it’s certainly one I’ll be putting on my favourites bookcase in my living room.
This week I’ve blogged three times:
Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up where I share all of my bookish, blogging and real life news from the last week
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday where I share what I’m currently reading, what I’ve recently read and what I plan to read next
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves where I share my book haul from the last seven days – this week I had a splurge on a favourite publisher’s books as they had a sale on so it was a big book haul!
This is what I’m currently reading:
The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola
I started this book yesterday and it’s so good. I’m very intrigued by Sarah and really want to know how much she was involved in the murder and what, if anything, she’s hiding.
Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister
I only started this book last night but I’m already really drawn into this plot and want to know what’s going on and whether Rachel’s suspicions are justified. I can’t wait to read more of this novel!
Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon
This novel is a little different than I was expecting but it’s still really good. It seems to be a slow-paced novel, but the beautiful writing has me engrossed.
H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
I started listening to the audiobook version of this a couple of days ago and I’m loving it. I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to read it. The descriptions of grief have taken my breath away at times, the pain is palpable and I know how much it hurts. I knew this aspect of the book would grab me but I wasn’t expecting to love the story of the hawks quite as much as I do. I recommend this book to everyone.
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawikama
I had to put this book on hold for a week with being kindle-less but now I have my kindle back I’m hoping I can get back into this novel as I was enjoying it.
And the Sun Shines Now by Adrian Tempany
This book is still really interesting and I’m enjoying reading it. Again, like the above book, I’ve not had much chance to read it over the last week or so with not having a kindle but I’m definitely going to get back into this very soon.
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
This is such a beautiful novel – I think it may well become a new favourite of mine!
The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
The essays in this book are really eye-opening. I’m continuing to read one essay and then put the book down so that I can mull over what I’ve just read. I definitely recommend this book though.
Update on my TBR…
TBR at the start of January 2017: 1885 (see my State of the TBR post)
TBR in last week’s Wrap-Up: 1900
Books bought/received for review/gifts: 21 (See the books I added this week in my Stacking the Shelves post)
Books read this week: 6
Books I’m currently reading: 8
TBR Books culled this week: 0
TBR now stands at: 1912
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