This Week in Books (18 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.



The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

I pre-ordered this book months ago (as I loved his first novel Final girls) and I’ve been eagerly anticipating it ever since so I was thrilled when I spotted it on my kindle the other day. I started reading this yesterday and am gripped!

Do No Harm by Lucy V. Hay

I enjoyed Lucy’s previous novel last year so am excited to be reading her new book now. It’s a great mystery thriller that is keeping me guessing. I’ll be reviewing this for the blog tour next week so look out for my thoughts then.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

I’m finding this book fascinating and unsettling, it’s such an important book and I recommend it to everyone.



An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

I picked this up on Monday afternoon and I devoured it all in one sitting. It was such a brilliant read and I loved it.

The Possible World by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

I read this on pigeonhole and really enjoyed reading just a few chapters each day over the last week. This novel is so beautifully written; it was very moving and is a book that I know will stay with me. I’m definitely going to be buying a physical copy to have on my bookcase.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

This novel was good but it left me feeling really grubby. I’d recommend it if you like Flynn’s writing but it’s not my favourite of her novels. I’m keen to start watching the new TV adaptation though to see how it translates on screen.

F*** You Very Much by Danny Wallace

I finally finished reading this book a few days ago and to be honest I’m just relieved to be done with it. There were some really interesting ideas in the book and I enjoyed those elements but there was too much of the hotdog story, which spoilt the book for me. It was all a bit of a muddle – not serious enough and not funny enough – it just felt a bit of a mess and neither nowt nor summat as us Yorkshire folk say. I’m not sure I’ll pick up anymore books by Danny Wallace but I’d still recommend this if you’re a big fan of his.



Old Baggage by Lissa Evans

I think I had this on my TBR for the previous week but I just didn’t manage to get to it so I’m adding it to this week’s plans. I am very much looking forward to reading this.

Mansfield and Me by Sarah Laing

I treated myself to this graphic non-fiction book last week from an indie publisher and I’ve been keen to read it right away so I’m going to make time to sit and read this over the coming days.

You Were Made For This by Michelle Sacks

This is a netgalley book that I’ve been keen to read ever since I was approved for it so I’m planning to read it over the next week.



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. 🙂

18 thoughts on “This Week in Books (18 July 2018) #TWiB

  1. I am sooooo putting off the Danny Wallace and you’re helping me do that, so thank you. I think I’ll try to dip into it this week then I can always mark it as will not review or do a quick NG one! It’s good to have company in that!
    I’ve just finished Born to Run by Christopher MacDougall which was far more than I expected it to be. Review should be out today. I’m currently reading What Editors Do, which is absolutely fascinating! Next up is a review book on Henry II and a novel about three sons returning for their mother’s birthday in Sikkim.

  2. Sorry to hear you were disappointed in the Wallace. But the rest of your books sound very good. And I’m especially interested in the Lapena and the Hay. I’m glad you’re going to do a full-on review of the Hay.

  3. Have heard so many good things about Why I’m No Longer Talking About White People… hope you enjoy it! I’m also very interested in watching the show adaptation of Sharp Objects. It’s my first and only book I’ve ever read by Flynn, which I think I need to remedy soon.

    • I’m enjoying Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, it’s taking me a little while to read it as I’m finding I want time to mull over each chapter before reading the next one. I enjoyed reading Sharp Objects but it wasn’t my favourite Gillian Flynn. My first was Gone Girl, which I loved and Dark Places is also very good. I hope you enjoy her other books when you get to them.

  4. I’ve heard so many good things about Riley Sager’s books, I’m definitely going to have to give them a try. Looking forward to hearing what you think of You Were Made For This, I’m hoping to read my copy very soon.

    • I love Riley Sager’s books – Final Girls was brilliant and I enjoyed The Last Time I Lied just as much. They’re easy to read but keep you guessing right until the end, which I love. I hope you enjoy his books if you get to read them. 🙂

  5. I’ve heard a lot about Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race and listened to a really fascinating interview with the author on good old Radio 4. As ever, I’m awed by the range and variety of your reading matter – not to mention the sheer quantity! Enjoy the rest of the week, Hayley.

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