This week has been a quiet one for the most part with nothing major to write about so I’ll get straight on to my reading and blogging news…
This week I’ve finished reading five books:
Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton
I loved this book – it’s one of those novels that grabs you on the first page and then the pace doesn’t really let up throughout. I’m thinking that I might try and review this one soon.
This book is incredible. It’s so powerful and brutal but compelling at the same time. I reviewed this for the blog tour this week so you can read my thoughts on it here if you’d like to.
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young
I’ve had this book on my TBR for five years and finally picked it up this week. I’m annoyed at myself for not reading it sooner as I very much enjoyed it. So much so that I immediately picked up the second book in the trilogy…
The Heroes’ Welcome by Louisa Young
This is the second book in the above trilogy and has also been on my TBR for a while so I was really pleased that I enjoyed the first book and could get straight on with this one. The third book is now awaiting me on my TBR and I’m looking forward to reading that soon.
The Elephant in the Room by Jon Ronson
This is a very short book (52 pages) all about the run-up to the 2016 American presidential election and is very interesting. It predominantly looks at some of the men involved in the Trump campaign and how much influence they may have had.
This week I’ve blogged six times:
Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up
Monday: April Wrap-Up
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves
This is what I’m currently reading:
Fairytale Interrupted by RoseMarie Terenzio
I can’t even remember when I got this book but it was on my TBR and I spotted it when sorting my kindle this week. I picked it up and was intrigued enough to keep reading. It’s a book about John F. Kennedy Jr by his PA. I’m about a quarter of the way through it at the moment and so far it’s predominantly about setting up the magazine George and is really interesting.
The Way Back Home by Freya North
This is another book that I noticed when sorting my Kindle out and decided to make it my next read. I’ve read 10% of it so far and am struggling to get into it but I’ve always enjoyed Freya North’s books so am going to give it a bit longer to see if it grabs me.
Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby
I was sent this for review a couple of months ago and finally got to pick it up this week. It’s a hard read because of the subject matter but it’s fascinating and I’m looking forward to reading more.
The Comfort of Others by Kay Langdale
This book is so beautiful and I hope to be able to read more of this week. I’m really enjoying it but am struggling to read the faint print at the moment. I’m considering buying the ebook book, or the audio book if there is one, so I can find out what happens.
How to Survive a Plague by David France
I read another couple of chapters of this book this week and am really engrossed in it. It’s a very powerful book and one I highly recommend.
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: 1933
Books bought/received for review/gifts: 12
Books read this week: 5
Books I’m currently reading: 5
TBR Books culled this week: 1
TBR now stands at: 1934
I’m really pleased that I’ve very nearly broken even with my TBR this week! Obviously it’d be better if I was reading more books than I was acquiring but keeping my TBR steady is better than the numbers going up and up!
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. 🙂