Weekly Wrap-Up (29 Oct)

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This week I got a notification from Goodreads letting me know that I’d completed my reading goal for the year. I was really surprised that I’ve achieved my goal already as my reading has been hit and miss this year but it’s great to have done it. I’m not going to increase my goal but I will still be reading lots of books as the year continues! I want to try and read from my existing TBR as much as I can from now on to try and decrease that as much as possible before the start of 2018!


I also spotted that I’d passed 6000 followers on twitter, which was a lovely thing to discover. Thanks to everyone who follows me on there too. 🙂


This week I’ve finished reading five books:

Aches and Gains by Paul L. Christo

This was such a useful book and is one I recommend to anyone living with chronic pain. I’ll be reviewing this very soon.

Kindness by Jamie Thurston

This is a book that is gorgeous to look at and is really well produced. It would make a lovely gift and does give ideas and reminders about how we would all benefit if we all showed a bit more kindness.

Snare by Lilja Sigurdardottir

I loved this book – it was a one-sitting read as I just couldn’t put it down. I’ve got a review of this on my blog today so you can read that here if you’d like to.

One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

I’m such a big fan of Cecelia Ahern – I find her books are such wonderful comforting reads and I know I can trust her to always leave me feeling happier. This book wasn’t my favourite of hers but I still really enjoyed reading it. I loved the mystery behind the one hundred names and the reveal about them when it came.

Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M. C. Beaton

It’s been absolutely ages since I last read an Agatha Raisin book (despite me having the next ten or so in the series on my TBR!) but it was such a treat to finally pick one up. I enjoyed this book so much and am now keen to keep on with these books. Agatha Raisin is such a great character!


This week I’ve blogged four times:

Sunday: Weekly Wrap-up Post

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday Post

Thursday: Review of Sofa, So Good – Me Life Story by Scarlett Moffatt

Friday: Review of How to be Champion by Sarah Millican


This is what I’m currently reading:

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

I’m ashamed to say that I’ve had an ARC of this on my TBR for way longer than I should have but I finally picked it up this week and it’s such a good read. It’s a book that’s hard to put down because it’s really got me wanting to know what’s going on between the characters and how it’s all going to end.

All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

I’m still really enjoying this book, I wish I’d picked it up sooner now but better late than never!

This House of Grief by Helen Garner

I’ve picked this book back up this week and am finding it so interesting.

Good Night and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Life by David Cavanagh

I’ve read a bit more of this book this week and am still really loving it. I’m still reading about radio shows that were before my time but it’s wonderful to be reminded of the way John Peel championed artists on his show.



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. 🙂

32 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (29 Oct)

  1. Congratulations on meeting your reading goal! Well done! I’m glad you mentioned The Snare in your post. That’s one I most definitely want to read, and I’m glad you reminded me of it.

  2. I’ve always set my goals for Goodreads challenges high so this year I went lower. Wouldn’t you know it, I read way more books this year. LOL I try to review all of them too. I see you have The Snare too. Getting curious about it as its popping up a lot. Hope it’s a good one:)

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  3. Congrats on reaching your Goodreads goal! And such a high goal, too. I’m nervous I’m barely going to meet my goal this year of 52, just like what happened last year. I am also planning on continuing to read from my NetGalley backlog. I have got to get those numbers in the right place!

    • Thank you. 🙂 I have time to read so get through quite a lot of books, I know it’s so much harder when life is busy. I need to focus more on reading and reviewing NetGalley books before the end of the year as I have quite a few to get through. I’m nowhere near completing my challenge where 100 of the books I read this year are from before 2017 – I seem to have got in the habit of reading new books and never picking from the books I already own.

  4. Well done on completing your Goodreads challenge! I was a little surprised to see that I’ve just passed 100 books for the year, but I’ll probably keep quiet about that having seen your total 😉
    And Lie With Me is excellent – hope you continue to enjoy it x

    • Thank you 🙂 Well done on passing 100 books for the year, that’s fab! I have time to read at the moment but I know it’s so much harder when life is busier.
      I thought Lie With Me was brilliant, it really had me hooked. 🙂 x

  5. Well done on your milestones! I’ve finally got to 80% on NetGalley though am aware that winning one book will throw me down the percentages again, and I got that from not finishing a book but reviewing it because I had enough to say about it!
    I’ve had a slow reading week – the unfinished one plus taking ages to read the Stuart Maconie. But I read a whole (short) book for Shiny New Books today, so that’s got the total up a bit for the month and I get to pick another second book now, as only have one on the go.

    • Thank you! Well done on getting to 80% on NetGalley – I’m hoping to get back to 80% before the end of the year. I’m back reading again but I’m struggling with writing reviews at the moment, I can’t seem to get my thoughts together.

  6. That’s a grand achievement – completing your Goodreads reading challenge and 6000 followers on Twitter is impressive:). And you’ve also had a great reading week. Hope the coming week is as successful, Hayley:)

  7. Congrats on reaching your (ambitious) Goodreads goal! Like you, I’ve had “Lie with me” by Sabine Durrant on my TBR for some time. I’m hoping to get to it soon.

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