This week I’ve had a quiet week due to not feeling well so I don’t really have anything news to share on here. So on with the books and stuff…
This week I’ve finished reading 3 books:
I read this book in one sitting last week and very much enjoyed it. It was a gripping read and I recommend it. I reviewed it for the blog tour yesterday so you can read my review here if you’d like to.
Deconstructing Dirty Dancing by Stephen Lee Naish
I wasn’t sure about reading this but I decided to give it a go. It was fairly enjoyable but I’m not sure it’s what I thought it was going to be. I’m planning to review this soon so look out for that.
One of Us by Asne Seierstad
I was struggling to read this book so I bought the audio book this week and found it worked better for me on audio. It’s a really tough subject matter but very well-written. I’m possibly going to write a review on it if I can get my thoughts together.
This week I’ve blogged six times:
Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up
Monday: March Wrap-Up
Tuesday: A guest post by author Lynda Renham on changing genre for her new novel, Remember Me
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday post
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves post
Review of Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
This is what I’m currently reading:
How to Survive a Plague by David France
I started reading this a couple of days ago and am finding it fascinating. It’s a long book so I think it’ll be one I’m reading on and off for a little while but I know it’s going to be a book I get a lot out of.
The Cows by Dawn O’Porter
I’m absolutely loving this book. I’ve very nearly finished it and will really miss it once I have finished it. I’m on the blog tour for this book this week so look out for my review on the 12 April as part of the tour.
Sweet Pea by C.J. Skuse
I finally had the strength in my hands to pick this back up yesterday and I’ve been engrossed in it for much of the weekend so far. It’s such a good read, I recommend it.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
This is my current audio book and I’m not too far off finishing this one either. I love the concept of the novel and I’m enjoying it but it’s not keeping me hooked as much as I thought it would.
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: 1913
Books bought/received for review/gifts: 5
Books read this week: 3
Books I’m currently reading: 4
TBR Books culled this week: 10
TBR now stands at: 1914
27 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (9 April)”
your stamina never ceases to amaze me! If you dont mind me asking, do you work in the book industry or fit this blog in around a different life? The only writer I’m familiar with from your blog is Naomi Alderman – I read Disobedience and loved it. Have a great week
Glad to hear you got some reading done, even if you weren’t really feeling well. And I know what you mean about finding a book tough to read, but still worth it. I’ll be interested in your review once you get to it.
Thank you. I’m trying to write up a review of One of Us but I’m struggling to get my words down at the moment, I hope to get it finished and posted soon.
Sorry you’re not feeling good his week, I hope these med changes start to be a little kinder to you really soon.
Thank you so much. x
I love your TBR stats. I’d be afraid to even look at mine that closely!
I’m hoping you review One of Us. It’s a book I keep looking at, but then am not quite sure I want to go there. Maybe your thoughts would help. I like nonfiction on audio, so if I go with it, I’ll listen rather than read.
Thank you. It’s the first year that I’ve looked at my stats and I’m enjoying seeing how my reading is going.
I am planning to review One of Us, it’s just a struggle to get my thoughts down at the moment. I’d recommend the book, and I found it easier to listen to the audio than to read it.
You had a great week….and your TBR is going down…so is mine, but I have the “click to buy” frenzy, so the books don’t really even out. LOL.
Good as Gone looks tempting. Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
I’m more aware of my TBR these days but I still can’t resist buying books when I already have so many to read. Ah well! 🙂 Good as Gone was really good, I hope you enjoy it if you decide to get it.
I love the sound of sweat pea. I need to get a copy.
It’s such a good read. I hope to get my review finished and posted very soon.
Love these updates! Looking forward to a few of these reviews, too.
Thank you so much 🙂 I’m behind with my reviews at the moment but am gradually getting them written and posted.
I’m really looking forward to your review of The Cows – in the meantime, enjoy what’s left of the week-end and I hope you have a better week.
Thank you. 🙂
One of Us is one of the best books I read last year. So powerful and so well told, even if, as you say, it’s tough stuff.
I ‘know’ Amy Gentry via book reviewing circles on Facebook, so I’m glad you enjoyed her book.
Yes, it’s a very powerful read but a tough one. I’m glad I read it.
I very much enjoyed Good as Gone.
Great wrap up! I’m so looking forward to reading Sweetpea soon, I loved The Deviants and I’m looking forward to reading an adult book by her!
Thank you 🙂 SweetPea is brilliant – it’s the first book I’ve read by CJ Skuse but I’ll definitely be looking out for more by her from now on. I hope you enjoy SweetPea when you read it.
Oh I HIGHLY recommend The Deviants which is one of her YA novels, it’s excellent!
I also finished three books! And then as I was working through posts today I finished my audiobook. I feel like I’m in the club. 🙂
I hope you start feeling better!
Thank you 🙂 Well done on finishing three books plus your audiobook – I hope your reading mojo continues like this for you 🙂
Hope you feel better very soon. I’ve found books that work better in audio than print. So nice to have the option.
Thank you. I’ve got more into audiobooks over the last year or so and it still surprises me how a book I was struggling with can suddenly become something else when I listen to it. It is really good to have the option.
I hope that the upcoming week is much kinder and you find yourself feeling much better ❤ I would love to see a review for One of Us if you feel up to the challenge!
Thank you so much 🙂 I definitely want to review One of Us – I just find it harder to review non-fiction but I’ve got the outline written so just need to make it read a bit more coherently.
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