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.
It Started With Christmas by Jenny Hale
This is an easy read and enjoyable enough but I’m almost halfway through it and it isn’t hugely festive as yet. I’m hoping that the second half of the book has all the Christmas!
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
This book is stunning! It’s the first time in a really long time that I’m deliberately reading a book slowly as I don’t ever want it to end. It’s an incredible read, I think it will be making my top books of the year!
Chase Your Shadow by John Carlin
This is a really interesting book about Oscar Pistorius. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it or not but so far it’s a very well-balanced book that helps you understand his character and the South African justice system. It’s respectful of Reeva Steenkamp too which I appreciate.
Twenty-Six Seconds by Alexandra Zapruder
I haven’t read much more of this over the last week as I’ve been catching up on my blog tour reading and also Christmas review books. I’m still really enjoying though, it’s such an interesting book.
The Snowman by Michael Morpugo
I read this yesterday afternoon just before we put our Christmas tree up and it made for a lovely time. This is a new take on The Snowman and is a novella, I really enjoyed it.
Vox by Christina Dalcher
This ARC has been on my TBR for ages so I was glad to read it this week. It didn’t quite live up to my hopes though unfortunately. I don’t know if I’d just heard too much hype and my expectations were too high, or if it just wasn’t the book for me. I do plan on still reviewing this once I’ve got my thoughts in order.
Bone Lines by Stephanie Bretherton
This book was such a great read. It was a harder read than I was expecting but it rewarded my sticking with it and I loved it. I’m reviewing this for the blog tour in the coming weeks so look out for my thoughts but in the meantime I definitely recommend it.
Odette by Jessica Duchen
I adored this book! It’s based on a fairytale and set in modern day and it’s just beautiful. I knew I was going to enjoy it as soon as I picked it up but I didn’t realise just how much I was going to love it.
The Secrets You Hide by Kate Helm
I’ve been looking forward to getting to this thriller and ended up reading it in just two sittings! It was really good. I’ll be reviewing this one soon.
Mother of a Suicide by Joanna Lane
This book started off really interesting but ultimately it wasn’t for me. I think that for anyone who thinks they might be affected by the medial condition in the book this would be a useful read.
My Life in Football by Kevin Keegan
I listened to the audio of this and it was such a great book. It’s frustrating (and anger-inducing) as a Newcastle United fan to be reminded of all the failings of the current owner but it was fab to hear all Keegan’s other stories.
Under the Wig by William Clegg QC
I really enjoyed this book and have already reviewed it so you can read my thoughts here if you’d like to.
Believe Me by JP Delaney
I had an ARC of this but was struggling to get into it so I bought the audio book in a recent Audible sale. I enjoyed it more listening to it and it was an okay read overall.
No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley
I didn’t manage to get to this Christmas book when it was on my TBR last week but I’m definitely planning to pick it up this week. I’m really looking forward to it.
The Rumour by Lesley Kara
I wanted to predominantly focus on Christmas reading for the next three or so weeks but I’ve been hearing such good things about this book and it’s calling to me from my TBR!
Attend by West Camel
I’m on the blog tour for this later in December so want to try and read this in the coming days. I’m so keen to pick it up, it sounds like my kind of book!
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
My husband bought me the Vintage Christmas classics a couple of years ago and I haven’t managed to read them all as yet so I definitely would like to pick this one up in the week ahead.
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. 🙂
12 thoughts on “This Week in Books (5 Dec 2018)! What are you reading at the moment? #TWiB”
So many intriguing books! I’m still curious about Twenty-Six Seconds and Vox…and The Secrets You Hide is calling to me.
Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST
I’m on the tour for Attend so will see you then. I want to read rumour too! Keep hearing so much about it. The book about Oscar Pistorious sounds interesting and Odette keeps getting flagged! So many good books!
I finished The Rumour yesterday and really enjoyed it! I’m curious about The Snowman as I’m not familiar with it all but I do happen to know my favourite actor narrated the audiobook so I’m very tempted to pick that one up. Happy reading, Hayley! xx
Some good books and I love the mix of genres x
The Rumour and Attend are also on my list for the days to come! Happy reading, lovely xx
Hayley, I love looking at this post every week. So many beautiful books here. I can’t wait for your thoughts on The Redbird Christmas, and that edition is gorgeous. I’m going to look for it. I also hope the Jenny Hale becomes more festive because I have that one to read, and I look forward to your thoughts on all these beauties.
You’ve got such great books here, Hayley! I’m impressed with all of the different variety you have. Twenty-Six Seconds really appeals to me!
I see so many I’d like to read! What a great batch of books!
Looking forward to your thoughts on The Rumour!
I recognise quite a few of these including The Rumour and It Started With Christmas.
Looks like a varied selection! I hope you enjoy these books. 🙂
So many interesting titles. I saw Odette on another blog too and the more I see it, the more interested I get ☺️ I’m sorry to hear Vox was a bit over-hyped for you… it’s still on my wishlist though, I’m just really curious how it works. I have maybe a bit too much The Handmaid’s Tale in my head too though so that’s a dangerous. Oh and I really look forward to your review of The Secrets You Hide now if you read it so fast!