This week has a quiet one due to all the medication changes I have going on, and this alongside the hot weather has floored me over the last few days. I’m just taking things as they come at the moment and will be doing so for the next week or two at least. I do have some posts scheduled on my blog so they will still appear, and will be tweeted and posted on Facebook but I’ll only be around occasionally as and when I feel up to it. I really appreciate all of you for bearing with me in the meantime.
This week I’ve finished reading three books:
I loved every minute that I spent reading this novel, it just really grabbed me and I could identify so much with both of the main characters in the book. I’ve already reviewed this book so you can read my thoughts on it here if you’d like to.
Eleanor by Jason Gurley
This was my latest pick from my pre-2017 TBR and while it turned out to be not what I was expecting, I did enjoy it. There was more sci-fi elements to the book than I thought there would be but it was an interesting novel and I’m glad I read it.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
This book is stunning. I was hooked from the very first page and I feel quite bereft at having finished it. Eleanor Oliphant is one of those characters that gets under your skin and I’m sure she’ll stay with me for a very long time to come. I’ve also already reviewed this book so you can find that here if you want to read more about what I thought of it.
This week I’ve blogged six times:
Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up post
Monday: Review of The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday post
Thursday: Review of Making Space by Sarah Tierney for the blog tour
Friday: Review of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves post
This is what I’m currently reading:
Letting Go by Alex Hanscombe
This is an incredibly moving and interesting memoir written by the son of Rachel Nickell, the young mum who was murdered on Wimbledon Common as her 3 year old watched on. Alex is such a pragmatic and thoughtful man and it’s very inspiring to read how he came to terms with losing his mother in such an horrific way.
Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan
I’ve been really looking forward to reading this book and it absolutely doesn’t disappoint. Every time I pick this book up I get completely enthralled and am fascinated by this book.
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
This is such a good read, I’m really enjoying reading it.
How to Survive a Plague by David France
I’ve been reading more of this book this week and have got so engrossed in it that it’s taken me away from my other books.
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: 1941
Books bought/received for review/gifts: 6
TBR Books culled this week: 3
TBR now stands at: 1944
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I hope everything settles down for you soon – I’m so intrigued by Based on a True Story so I’m looking forward to your thoughts on that one.
Thank you. It’s such an interesting book and really makes you wonder how much of any of it is based on a true story, I’d recommend it.
I hope you have a better week ahead Hayley. I adored Eleanor Oliphant; she is quite a character!
Thank you. I loved Eleanor Oliphant too – she’s a character that will stay with me for a long time to come.
Lots of great books. Hope you feel better soon.
Thank you 🙂
It’s kind of funny, you were reading two Eleanors this week 😀 I’ve had that happening lately, where I’ll start a new book and facts from the one I read right before that one will be mentioned in it. Like, I was reading the memoir of Jessica Bell, and the next book I read after that was about the Bell family. Then I read Anne of Green gables, like the only book set in Prince Edward Island I’ve ever read, and right after that I choose The Slip – which isn’t JUST about a guy from the same island, but even mentions Anne of Green Gables in the text. I’ve had that ARC for ages! How does this even happen? 😀
I just read a review of Based On A True Story by someone else and it seems awesome. I’m thinking of checking that one out, I hope I don’t miss your review.
I take it your medication changes have gone alright, not too bad? I had my wisdom teeth pulled, and it’s also okay, although of course it’s weird. But I’ve had other health troubles I’m worrying about currently, so meh -.-
Sometimes a quiet week is best. Take your time and go at your own pace. Based on a True Story does sound like a really interesting book; I’ll look forward to your review of that one when you get there.
Do look after yourself Hayley, sometimes life catches up and there isn’t much we can do. All the buzz about Eleanor Oliphant suggests it’s a great read.
I hope the medication changes aren’t messing about with your system too much – sorry the hot weather isn’t helping. In the meantime, I am thoroughly enjoying following your fascinating reading list and how you are getting on it – How to Survive a Plague looks very intriguing. Take care I hope the coming week is an easier one, Hayley. My Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/sunday-post-28th-may-2017/ – though if you are struggling to keep up with blogs, don’t worry – I quite understand if you don’t manage to swing by:)
I keep hearing about Eleanor Oliphant and I really want to read it. You have a marvelous collection here.
I’m glad you are enjoying Into the Water. I liked it better once I was past the quick introductions of characters in the first section.
Letting Go looks very tempting.
I hope you are feeling better soon…getting meds to work properly can be a struggle. Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
Such a rough transition! I hope you continue to put your own needs and rest ahead of the blog. We all get it ❤ I am sending so much love as you take the brave steps. I hope the heat is letting up. We have experienced a little heat wave hear and it takes my breath and makes the vertigo unbearable.. ugh. I prefer our normal, rainy days. Many positive vibes my friend!
For someone resting you accomplish a remarkable amount. I hope you’re feeling better very soon. I just loved Based on a True Story. So much to wonder about with that one. You’ve convinced me that I need to give Eleanor a shot. Hope you have a good week 😊
Thank you for reminding me that I have Eleanor sitting way back in an old ARCs pile. I liked what you said about it, so I will haul it out of docs and get it showing on my Kindle carousel. Everyone is making Eleanor Oliphant sound wonderful. Have a wonderful week. 🙂
Eleanor Oliphant sounds interesting and I love that cover! Glad you’re enjoying Into The Water, I want to read it at some point.
Hope the med changes are going well and we’ll all be here when you’re back!!
I achieved a major step last week: I have reviewed a book I’ve finished and there are no more finished books slopping around that I haven’t reviewed. I am UP TO DATE! Yay! I am reading two at the moment but I’m back to normal life (see, it happens – I’m even going back to my running (carefully) tomorrow) so not so much time for reading.
I’ve really enjoyed checking out your blog! I hope your medication changes go well; that is always tough..I am going through that myself since last week for chronic daily migraines and fibromyalgia, so I understand how tough that can be! I just finished Eleanor Oliphant, and I adored her! Such a lovely book, and I’ve been recommending it to everyone 🙂 Sending positive vibes your way! ~Stephanie
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