Weekly Wrap-Up (23 April)

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This week has been an okay week, it was nice not to have any medical appointments or treatment and to be able to just potter about at home.

I’ve not managed to read quite as much as usual as I spent time catching up on Broadchurch (I’m sad this has ended as I loved it) and Big Little Lies (I read the book when it first came out but I can only remember half of how it ends so I’m intrigued to see how it all turns out. No spoilers please as it doesn’t air in the UK until tomorrow night. I think the casting for this show has been perfect and has made it such a brilliant series. I’ll miss it when it ends). I don’t watch a lot of TV but when I find a programme I like I tend to get hooked until it’s finished.

As I’m writing this post it’s Friday afternoon… I’m finishing and scheduling this post early this week (I normally write and schedule in advance and then amend the night before it posts if I’ve started or finished any other books) as I’m hoping to go record shopping on Saturday morning with my husband. It’s Record Store Day and there are some fab-sounding records on the list that we’d love to get.  I’ll update my instagram with our purchases and will write about how it went in next Sunday’s wrap-up post. I’m so hoping I manage to go – I haven’t left the house, other than for a handful of medical appointments, in literally weeks as I’ve been too unwell so it would be brilliant to get out.


This week I’ve finished reading three books:

No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan

I’ve had this on my TBR since it was published and this week it caught my eye in my audio library and I decided to pick it up. I listened to it over a couple of days and enjoyed it.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

This was a really interesting listen that I very much enjoyed. It may seem odd to read a book about marathon running when I can’t walk more than a handful of tiny steps but there was so much in this book that really struck a chord with me. It’s interesting to read about his writing process too. I’d recommend this.

This Love by Dani Atkins

I read this book in two sittings and fell completely in love with the story. This is one of those books that stays in your mind after you finish reading and I think it’ll be a rare book that I re-read in the future. I reviewed this on my blog this week so you can read my thoughts here if you’d like to.


This week I’ve blogged six times:

Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up post

Monday: The Affair by Amanda Brooke

Tuesday: Interview with Jennifer Gilmour, author of Isolation Junction

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday post

Thursday: Review of This Love by Dani Atkins

Saturday: Stacking the Shelves post


This is what I’m currently reading:

Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton

I pre-ordered this book when I first heard about it and then forgot when release day was so it was a fab surprise this week when it arrived on my Kindle. I’m already reading this and am hooked, it’s such a great premise for a novel.

Luuurve is a Many Trousered Thing by Louise Rennison

I love this series of books, it never fails to make me smile (even though I’m way older than the target audience) as it’s such fun writing. I was feeling really down yesterday after my fall so picked this up and it’s a perfect read for just now.

The Comfort of Others by Kay Langdale

This book is gorgeous, I can’t quite put into words how much I’m loving this book. I’m deliberately reading it slowly to savour it. I’m on the blog tour for this on Monday and have a lovely interview with Kay that I can’t wait to share.


Titanic Lives by Richard Davenport-Hines

I’m still listening to the audio book of this and am finding it really interesting. Some of the things I knew and others I didn’t, the book is a really nice mix of stories about people involved in the building, or who were due to sail on the Titanic.

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

I’ve not picked this up much this week as I’ve been listening to more audio books. I’m really keen to know where this story is going though and really hope to pick this back up very soon.

How to Survive a Plague by David France

This is another book that’s suffered from me leaning more towards audio books this week but I was finding this absolutely fascinating and I really want to get back to it this week.



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: 1929


Books bought/received for review/gifts: 12


Books read this week: 3

Books I’m currently reading: 6

TBR Books culled this week: 0


TBR now stands at: 1941


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.


How has your week been? What have you been reading? Please share in the comments below. If you write a wrap-up on your blog please feel free to share the link. 🙂

29 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (23 April)

  1. I loved Big Little Lies…enjoy! I also loved Broadchurch…sigh. Would like to see more of it.

    I finally got a copy of He Said/She Said, and I’m still eyeing The Affair.

    Have a great week!

  2. I’m glad it’s been an okay week for you 🙂 it was a hectic busy one for me again. And a total no-spoon Saturday with friend visiting from 1PM to 11.30PM D: it was a nightmare date, I tell you. Glad I’m better today. Why do bad days usually coincide with friend dates? I swear they think I’m a sourpuss or something 😀

    Also, congrats on your TBR reaching WWII. Tough times ahead 😀
    Yes. I am totally teasing 😀 I’m such a bully, huh :DDD

    Meanwhile I won’t even look at my TBR pile before the end of the month. I can’t face the number more than once a month xD

    Have a great week 🙂

    • Thanks, it sounds like you’ve had another hectic week – that’s a long time to have a friend visiting when you’re already worn out. It’s such a shame when good things coincide with the bad days.
      Haha at you thinking of my TBR in terms of years in history! 🙂
      It’s nearly the end of the month so hope you’re psyched up to look at your TBR numbers! 😉 x

  3. It’s good to hear you’ve had an OK week physically. And you’ve definitely got some great books there. I’m eager to hear what you think of the Bolton and the Kelly in particular.

  4. Haha I haven’t seen Luurve is a many trousered thing or any of those books for a while, I’m sure I used to have them, they were brilliant when I first read them. I would hope they’d still have the same appeal even thought I’m not the target age either 🙂

  5. I’m sorry to hear you had a fall but it’s great you had an ok week otherwise. I’ve recorded Big Little Lies but haven’t started watching it yet. I do this sometimes so I can binge!

  6. We had a failed attempt to record shop shop on Saturday as we saw a vintage record shop where we were on holiday…then couldn’t find parking for 15 minutes so gave up. Hope you got some good records.

  7. I am still so behind on Broadchurch. I am terrible with television any more. I need to catch up. I also need to give in and look at Little Big Lies as I am hearing nothing but fantastic remarks regarding the book and show!

    I hope you were able to find some rest and comfort this weekend. Let me know if I can ever be of help or you need an ear friend ❤

    • I aren’t so bothered by TV these days but I do have my favourite shows that I try to keep up with. I tend to series link them and then have a chunk of time where I just watch them. Big Little Lies was excellent, I recommend you watching it. I’ve read the book and it was good but the TV show is definitely better in my opinion as they got such a great cast.
      Thanks so much, that means a lot to me. xx

  8. I had a big splurge reading Kory Stamper’s book on dictionaries, “Word by Word” this week, could not put it down. I’m reading about average for a month for me. I love the Murakami book – I’ve read it three times, including the day before running my own first marathon. It’s interesting and inspiring in many different ways, though.

  9. Once again, a really interesting range of books that you’re reading, Hayley and I’m glad that you have not had any medical appointments over this week. Hope you continue to enjoy your books and have a great reading week.

  10. I hope you’re able to get out this week. Perhaps a short visit to your local library? Nothing too exhausting. On long school breaks, I’ll realize I haven’t set foot outside the house in days, sometimes over a week during summer!

    • I had to go to an appointment so I got out for that. I’m housebound most of the time as I physically can’t get out of the house without help and because my husband still works I’m stuck. I’m working on having more independence though so hopefully one of these days I’ll be out and about much more often. 🙂

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