This week has been a quiet-ish week but a tiring one. I’ve been feeling really unsettled after hearing about the death of my great-aunty last week, and when I feel like this it’s always so much harder to read. It’s frustrating that at the times I most need escape I struggle to read but it’s just the way it is with me.
I had a really difficult but ultimately very positive appointment this week to do with my PTSD. I’ve long considered myself better but there are still triggers that I have to be mindful of and by chance I’m having a treatment that is making a real difference. I don’t want to talk in any detail but it is an amazing experience when the wonderful memories that have been blocked by the trauma suddenly come flooding back. It made for a very emotional day but a really good step forward.
This week I’ve finished reading three books:
Fabrice Muamba: I’m Still Standing by Fabrice Muamba
I’ve had this book on my TBR for a long time so this week when I picked it out of my TBR jar I decided to read it. It was a really moving and inspiring read. Fabrice Muamba has had such an interesting life and it was really enjoyable to read about his childhood. It’s incredible to read about his more recent years and to know just how amazing it is that he survived his cardiac arrest.
The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig
This is such a brilliant novel. I honestly loved it from the first chapter all the way through and I highly recommend it. I’ve already reviewed it on my blog so you can read that here if you’d like to know more.
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
I finished reading this last weekend and really enjoyed it. I think I preferred The Girl on the Train but I would definitely still recommend this one.
This week I’ve blogged five times:
Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up Post
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday post
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves post
This is what I’m currently reading:
Baby Lost by Hannah Robert
This is such a sad and moving memoir but it’s a book I definitely recommend. It’s about a woman who was in a car accident when 8 months pregnant and her baby died, she then had to deal with the horrendous legal fact that her baby wasn’t considered a person because she wasn’t born at the time of the accident. I haven’t read much of this book this week as I haven’t felt up to reading an emotional book. I will be getting back to is as soon as I can though.
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
I also haven’t read any more of this book this week as I just haven’t been in the mood to read it. I was very much enthralled in it so will be getting back to it once my reading mojo returns.
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
This is another book that’s been left to one side this week but again I will get back to it soon.
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
I’ve read a bit more of this book over the last few days as it’s been easier for me to concentrate on this and has been a good distraction.
Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan
This book has fallen by the wayside a bit too this week but it’s entirely down to my mood and nothing to do with the book. I’ll be picking this up once I feel brighter but I want to leave it until then as I don’t want my current slump to affect my opinion of this brilliant book.
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: 1948
Books bought/received for review/gifts: 13
Books read this week: 3
TBR Books culled this week: 0
TBR now stands at: 1958
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