This Week in Books (6 Mar 2019)! What are you reading at the moment?


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.



Entanglement by Katy Mahmood

I’ve heard so many good things about this novel that I just couldn’t resist picking up a copy. I’m struggling to read off the page at the moment so I’m not listening to the audio book and I’m very much enjoying it.

Welcome to the Heady Heights by David F. Ross

This book is different to what I was expecting it to be but I’m loving it! It’s such a good read and if it wasn’t for my eye problems and horrible headaches I’m sure I’d have read this in one sitting.

Past Life by Dominic Nolan

This book is also brilliant and I’m sad that I’m struggling to read at the moment because I think this would have been a one or two sitting book. None-the-less I’m loving it and am so intrigued about where it’s going.

Not Fade Away: The Life and Music of Buddy Holly by John Gribbin

I haven’t managed to read anymore of this over the last week as it’s a kindle book and screens are not my friend at the moment.



Don’t You Cry by Cass Green

I listened to the audio book of this on a whim as I’d enjoyed the author’s previous book. Unfortunately I didn’t love this one. It was an enjoyable enough book to listen to but it was lacking something for me.

Sewing the Shadows Together by Alison Baillie

I’ve had this book on my TBR ever since it first came out so I’m kicking myself for not reading it until now as I thought it was brilliant. It was one of those books that’s so hard to put down as the story is so compelling. I definitely recommend this one.

‘Kill The Black One First’ by Michael Fuller

This was a fascinating memoir about the author’s time in the police and how it was for him as a black man at a time of such racial tension. I’d highly recommend this book. Also, the audio book is narrated by the author which really adds to a book for me.

Ordinary People by Diana Evans

I’m mortified to say that I’ve had this on my NetGalley list for months and months but this week I bought the audio book and listened to it over a couple of days. I thought this was such a good read, I was engrossed in the characters’ lives from start to finish.

The Golden Child by Wendy James

This is another book that I’ve had a NG copy of for ages so I bought the audio book of this too and have loved listening to it this week. It was a fast-paced read that also gave me pause for thought. I recommend it!



The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby

I’ve been so keen to get to this ever since a copy arrived at my house and it feels like this week is the time. I feel sure that I’m going to love this one!

Almost Love by Louise O’Neill

This is a book that I’ve wanted to read ever since it was first published and I’m just in the mood for it now so hope to get to it in the coming week.

The Point of Poetry by Joe Nutt

I loved studying poetry at uni but these days I’ve lost the habit of reading it as often, and as a result have lost my confidence at analysing and feeling like I fully understand it. So when I was offered an ARC of this book I jumped at the chance and I really can’t wait to read it.



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. 🙂


29 thoughts on “This Week in Books (6 Mar 2019)! What are you reading at the moment?

  1. I can’t link mine at the moment for some reason 🤦🏻‍♀️ I have the Cora burns book and like you it’s intrigued because of the gorgeous cover! Some new books for me to check out here! X

  2. I’m back commenting as I’ve caught up with my blog reading at last – I had to skip loads as I’d let two weeks or so go by!

    Now – “A Word Child” by Iris Murdoch – part of my readalong of her novels and a real favourite. I’m having to stop myself just sitting and reading and reading and reading

    Then – Simon Parkes’ “Brixton Academy” which was a great read about the iconic venue, unfortunately stopping just before I started going there; Laura Kemp’s “The Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness” a very sweet light novel set in West Wales and read for Dewithon (reading Wales).

    Next – Janet O’Neill’s “The Maiden Dinosaur” for Reading Ireland then something from the Kindle I think

    Sorry your eyes and head have been bad and hope that’s resolved now.

    • It’s near impossible to catch up, isn’t it? I read and comment on as many posts as I can but I have days where I just don’t manage to find the time.
      I must buy a copy of the Brixton Academy book, it sounds so interesting. It’s a shame it stops before the time you started going there though.
      Hope you enjoy your reading over the coming week.

  3. Such a lot of great books there, Hayley! I’m glad to see you have a Wendy James in the pile. I like her work very much, and I hope you’ll like that one.

  4. Sorry about the headaches Hayley, I hope you feel better soon.

    Kill the Black One first has quite a catchy title. Glad to hear that its a memoir that you recommend. Definitely one for my TBR.

    Happy reading and get well soon x

  5. nice gathering of reads! I see a few that will find there way to my list:) I just finished reading The Invited by Jennifer McMahon and am now reading The Hunger by Alma Katsu.

  6. I enjoyed Heady Heights too! David Ross has a special style that is really fun to read! I’ve got some books out of my comfort zone, some YA and historical fiction! I’m looking forward to reading them!
    Happy reading, lovely. I hope the headaches let up a bit xx

    • This was my first David Ross novel and I loved it – I’ll definitely be reading his others! 🙂 Thank you, the last couple of days have been better so am hoping it was just a virus and not connected to my eye probs. Happy reading to you too 🙂 xx

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