This Week in Books (4 July 2018)! #TWiB


Today I’m taking in part in This Week in Books, which was started by Lipsyy Lost and Found! If you want to join in you just need to share what you’re reading now, what you’ve read over the last week, and what you hope to read next.




A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward

I was planning to finish this last night but the England match took over and I didn’t get chance to do any reading! I am gripped though so will definitely be finishing this today. It’s such a great read. My review will be on my blog on Sunday as part of the tour but I can already say that I’ll be recommending it!

F*** You Very Much by Danny Wallace

I’ve read a few more chapters of this in the last few days but I’m finding it a bit hit and miss. I will be finishing it but it’ll be a book I keep reading bits of in between other books.



Brave by Rose McGowan

I listened to the audio book of this and I’m sad to say that it wasn’t for me. I thought I would find it an empowering listen but it just felt too self-indulgent and uncomfortable to listen as a result.

A Life of Crime: Memoirs of a High Court Judge by Harry Ogdall

This is another audio book that I picked on a whim and I very much enjoyed this one. It was fascinating to listen to and I really recommend it.

Best Day Every by Kaira Rouda

Yet another audio book and I’m sorry to say that I was a bit disappointed with this one. I found it quite slow-going and it was a bit too predictable for me. I did like the writing style though so I will be looking out for more books by this author in the future.

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland

This was also an audio book and I very much enjoyed this one. It’s such a lovely, heart-warming novel and it found me at the perfect time. I’m now going to make sure I read the author’s previous novels soon.

The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

This was the first book that I read via Pigeonhole and I really enjoyed the experience of reading a few chapters each day. This book worked perfectly in that format and I enjoyed reading it.

Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan

I really enjoyed reading this thriller, it was fast-paced and when I wasn’t reading it I wanted to get back to it to find out what was happening. I’m in the middle of trying to write a review on it so hopefully I’ll be able to get that posted on here soon.



Do No Harm by Lucy V. Hay

I’m on the blog tour for this novel later this month and as I’m keen to read it asap I figured I would make it one of my next reads.

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

I love Shari Lapena’s novels so am thrilled to have an ARC of this one to read. It’s been calling to me from my TBR since it arrived a couple of weeks ago so I think I’m going to start it in the next few days.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This is one of my planned #20BooksofSummer so I think I’ll be picking this up as soon as I finish my current read. I’m really looking forward to this one.



What have you been reading this week? I’d love to hear. And if you take part in This Week in Books or WWW Wednesday please feel free to leave your link below and I’ll make sure to visit and comment on your post. 🙂

7 thoughts on “This Week in Books (4 July 2018)! #TWiB

  1. I saw Her Name Was Rose around on Amazon, but at that time it was not released yet. It sounded pretty good, and i’m happy to hear you liked it! 🙂 I bought quite a few books this month already, so might not get it right away, but it’s still on my list 😀

    So is the hate u give. Although i do have a copy of it. I’m just worried it will be an upsetting read so i keep postponing it.

    • The Hate U Give is a brilliant book, I recommend it. I put it off for ages too as I was worried it would be an upsetting read but I’m so glad I finally read it. It’s not easy reading in places but it’s worth it. I hope you get on okay with it when you do decide to read it.

  2. You do have a fine variety here, Hayley. And I’m so glad you liked Sarah Ward’s work. Isn’t she talented? I’m also glad you mentioned Ruth Ware. I really must spotlight one of her novels some time.

  3. I note that I haven’t exactly fallen upon the Danny Wallace with glee yet, so I fear I won’t absolutely love it either! I can’t wait to hear what you think of The Hate U Give, though!
    I haven’t finished any books this week yet – we had a very busy weekend at the British Athletics Championships and I had thought I would read on the bus, but no! My football finished when Iceland went out, so not worried about that one but I seem to have not had much reading time. I am reading Robert MacFarlane’s “The Old Ways”, which is amazing, so poetic and fascinating and using all the old lovely country words for things – a real treat. Next up will be Iris Murdoch’s novel, “The Red and the Green” and then a book on Henry II. I have a week off coming up but a staycation, so hoping to have a sort of Reading Week!

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