Weekly Wrap-Up! (25 Jun)

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This week has been very quiet, and yet eventful at the same time. I’ve made a huge leap forward in terms of finally beating my PTSD once and for all. I faced a big fear this week and it was actually okay so I feel like that’s been a huge achievement. It’s left me feeling very drained so I’ve not been reading as much, or blogging ,but hopefully I’ll be back to normal soon.


This week I’ve finished reading three books:

Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan

I really enjoyed reading this. It was different than I was expecting but it’s one of those books that is really unsettling and gives you a lot to think about. I’m hoping to get my thoughts together so I can review this soon but I definitely recommend it.

The Law of Similars by Chris Bohjalian

This is the first book I’ve finished from my #20BooksOfSummer challenge. This was one of my three alternates but it was the one I most felt like reading so I went with it. I enjoyed this, it kept me hooked all the way through but I felt it was lacking something. I’m still planning to review it but need to get my thoughts together first.

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

This book has been on my TBR for ages so when I spotted the audio book on my subscription service I decided to part listen and part read it. I very much enjoyed this one, it had an intensity to it that I wasn’t expecting and it really made an impression on me.

This week I’ve blogged five times:

Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up post

                 Review of Exquisite by Sarah Stovell for the blog tour

Monday: Review of One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday post

Saturday: Stacking the Shelves post


This is what I’m currently reading:

Guilty Innocence by Maggie James

I bought this book a while ago after reading some great reviews and it caught my eye on my kindle yesterday so I started reading. It’s such a good book – one of those books that stays in my head even when I’m not reading and that I can’t wait to get back to. I definitely recommend this and it’s currently only 99p on kindle, which is such a bargain for a great read.

The Child by Fiona Barton

I was sent a surprise copy of this for review a few weeks ago and I finally got to start reading it this week. I’m really enjoying it, it’s great to see journalist Kate back as she was my favourite character in The Widow.

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

I was expecting this to be a book that really grabbed me but I wasn’t expecting it to be such an emotional read. I love when a book surprises me in this way and I’m really looking forward to reading more of it.

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

I’ve really been loving reading this one, it’s a perfect summer read. I’m reading this as part of my #20BooksOfSummer challenge and I’m so glad I finally picked this up.

Baby Lost by Hannah Robert

I’ve not read anymore of this over the last week as I just haven’t been in the right frame of mind to read this but it is such an incredibly moving book and I will get back to it soon.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

I’m still not in much of a non-fiction mood but I did read another couple of chapters of this book this week and it’s so interesting. I hope to be able to read a bigger chunk of this soon.


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: 1956


Books bought/received for review/gifts: 20


Books read this week: 3

TBR Books culled this week: 0


TBR now stands at: 1973

12 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up! (25 Jun)

  1. Congratulations on your big achievement concerning your PTSD! I am so happy for you! Great job!! You’re awesome! I’ve noticed those steps can drain you of all energy, as you’re putting all you have into something, leaving you exhausted for some time after, but it is totally worth it!
    It seems to me you had quite a nice blogging week anyway! xxx

  2. So happy to hear that you’ve taken the lead over your PTSD! That’s a really big step. And you’ve got some great books there, too. When you get the chance, I really am looking forward to your thoughts on The Devil in the White City. It sounds fascinating.

  3. It’s wonderful that you’ve got good news. The Child and Guilty Innocence are both on my list and I spy a few others that will find their way there. Enjoy your new reads and the week ahead:)

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  4. Haven’t been hearing much from you, so I was a little worried about how you were doing. Glad you’re okay 🙂
    The cover for eligible is just awesome. I think I put it on my TBR after I saw it on your blog like last week.
    Hope you have a great reading week 🙂

  5. I’m delighted to hear of the breakthrough with your PTSD – I hope this progress continues. Though I appreciate such a step can be very draining – it’s fortunate you have such a good list of books to read just now. I also have Eligible on my TBR list and hope to get to it soon. Have a great week, Hayley:).

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