This week has been a week of taking it easy so I’ve not had as many posts up on my blog, but it has been for a good reason. My husband and I went to see Kraftwerk on Wednesday night and it was an incredible show. They’re a band I never thought I would get to see live so it was brilliant. We didn’t take any photos of the concert but here’s the 3D glasses and a painted mural outside the venue 🙂 My pain levels and my neuro symptoms have been really bad the last couple of days but it was absolutely worth it to have had such a good night out.
This week I’ve finished reading five books:
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
I’ve been reading this book on and off for a couple of weeks now and have really enjoyed it. There was so much more in this novel than I was expecting and it’s one I definitely recommend.
I read this novel in one sitting as I just couldn’t put it down. I’ve actually got my review on my blog today so you can read that here if you’d like to.
The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith
This is a beautiful novel that I fell completely and utterly in love with. I’ve already reviewed this so you can read more of what I thought here if you’d like to. I highly recommend this book though, it’s stunning.
A Year Lost and Found by Michael Mayne
This is a very short book about the year Michael Mayne contracted a chronic illness and how he felt about that, and the role his strong religious beliefs played in how he coped. I found it a really soothing read, even though I’m not a religious person.
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
This is another book that I’ve been reading on and off for a couple of weeks. I enjoyed it but it didn’t completely wow me. I’m still trying to write my review but hopefully I’ll have it posted soon.
This week I’ve blogged four times:
Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up post
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday post
Friday: Review of The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves post
This is what I’m currently reading:
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
I only just started reading this last night but I’m a few chapters in and enjoying it. I think it’s a good pick for one of my #20bookofsummer reads.
The Law of Similars by Chris Bohjalian
This was one of my three spare picks for my #20booksofsummer and it’s the one that has been calling to me the most. It grabbed me in the first chapter and I’m really hooked.
Baby Lost by Hannah Robert
I’ve not read much more of this over the last week as I just haven’t been in the mood for non-fiction. I’m hoping to get back to it soon as it’s such an interesting and moving read.
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
This has been on hold over the last couple of weeks too but I knew when I started this book that it would be a book that I read on and off as I felt up to it. I do hope to get back to it as soon as my non-fiction mojo returns.
Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan
I did read a bit more of this over the last week but I put it down again for the last few days as I was reading a book for a blog tour that was giving me a similar vibe and I didn’t want to risk them getting confused in my head. I will be picking this back up in the next day or so though.
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: 1958
Books bought/received for review/gifts: 3
Books read this week: 5
TBR Books culled this week: 0
TBR now stands at: 1956
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. 🙂
12 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up! (18 Jun)”
I’m glad you were able to enjoy the concert. And I sure like the looks of your books. I can’t resist intriguing covers. LOL
My Sunday Post
Thank you so much, it was a brilliant night out. There are some fab cover designs on books at the moment, they make me want to read all the books 🙂 Thanks for leaving your link, I’ll go read your post now.
Very jealous of the Kraftwerk!
Getting tickets to see them was a nightmare – I ended up with the last two tickets for the venue – but it was so worth it as they were incredible. I can’t even compare it to any other concert or show I’ve been too, it was unique.
So glad you got to see Kraftwerk! What a great night out that must have been. Looking forward, too, to your review of One of Us is Lying; ;I’ve been wondering about that one…
Thank you, it was such a brilliant show – one that I’ll never forget. I’m hoping to get my review up for One of Us is Lying tomorrow as I’ve about finished writing it now.
Oh cool, awesome you went on a night out 🙂 yep, I’ve not been seeing you around! Been wondering if you’re okay? Or is it just WP, not sending me the comment replies or something 😀
Also, funny little coincidence. Chris Bohjalian just followed me on Litsy, and here you are talking about this book. Interesting!
Oh yeah. We fixed my blog’s emailing function the other day and I realized so many people had subscribed and the confirmation never went through D: I saw your email there too. Would you mind checking your spam folder? Cause after so long, that’s where my repeated confirmation went for sure 🙂
I’m curious about Eligible and The Law of Similars. Thanks for sharing…and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
Amazing that you’ve been to see Kraftwerk, I’m jealous! And a decent reading week, surely. I don’t do a round up as such but on this review post I’ve also collected the total wickedness I’ve indulged in as far as stuffing my TBR as tight as it will go goes! Oops (not oops) again. Ah well, there are worse addictions to have. And I have finished two books today … https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/book-review-dean-karnazes-the-road-to-sparta-and-book-confessions/
I need you to find that mojo and hurry up with The Devil in the White City haha. I want to know whether to order it 🙂 I am so glad you got out and enjoyed the concert. I know it can be rough after, but it is important to have those moments ❤ Take care and continue to rest as needed.
I’m sorry that your pain levels have been bad again – but delighted that you were able to get to see Kraftwerk and had such a good time. As luck would have it – I recently acquired Eligible, so I’ll be intrigued to hear how you get on with it. Have a great week:)
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