This Week in Books (8 May 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.



By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham

I’ve owned a copy of this book ever since it was first published but have only just got around to picking it up to read this week. I’m in two minds about it but I think on the whole it’s an engrossing read.

10 Things To Do Before You Leave School by Bernard O’Keeffe

This is great read. It’s really emotional at times but it also takes me back to what it was like being a teenager. I’m on the blog tour for this one so I’ll be reviewing it on 21 May.

The End of The End of The Earth by Jonathan Frantzen

I won a copy of this book a couple of months ago and was just in the mood to read an essay collection recently so I started this one. It’s really interesting and I’m enjoying it so far.

Dead Inside by Noelle Holton

This is such a good read, I’m finding it hard to put down!

Middlemarch by George Eliot

I’ve been reading this over the last couple of weeks and am loving it! I don’t know why I’ve put off reading it all these years.



Keep Her Close by M. J. Ford

I really enjoyed this second book in the series and will definitely be looking out for the third when it’s published. I really like the lead character and am keen to see what’s next in her life!

How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White

I read this author’s book on decluttering a few months ago and was keen to read this one too. I struggle to have a cleaning routine with my health and disability being the way they are and this book made me reminded me that the small tasks do add up over time.

Song of the Robin by R. V. Biggs

This book was really different to what I normally read but I very much enjoyed it. It was a much more emotional read than I was expecting and one I won’t forget. I’m reviewing this book on Friday so please keep an eye out for that.

The Forgotten Sister by Caroline Bond

I really enjoyed this novel about adoption. It was emotional and thought-provoking, and a book that I think will stay with me. I’ve already reviewed this one so you can find my full thoughts here if you’d like to know more.

Missing Molly by Natalie Barelli

I bought this on kindle in a recent sale and then discovered it on my audio book subscription so I part read and part listened to it. It was a good read but not one that will stay with me.

The Furies by Katie Lowe

I had a review copy of this book but again found it on my audio subscription so I listened to most of it. I very much enjoyed this one and definitely recommend it.

Breakers by Doug Johnstone

I adored this novel! I wasn’t expecting it to affect me as much as it did but it was so good. I’ve already reviewed it so you can find that here if you’d like to know more.

Worst Case Scenario by Helen Fitzgerald

This book was brilliant! I’ve read and enjoyed other books by this author but this book was in another league. I loved every minute that I spent reading it. I’ll be reviewing this one later this month but in the meantime I recommend it!



Not Having It All by Jennie Ensor

I loved Jennie’s previous novel (which I reviewed here) so I’m really looking forward to reading her next one this week!

We Never Said Goodbye by Helene Fermont

I also read and enjoyed Helene’s earlier novel (review here) so I’m keen to get to this one.

Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou

I’m on the blog tour for this book next month and my copy of the book arrived a couple of days ago so I’m really keen to pick it up.

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

I requested this on NetGalley a couple of weeks ago and was delighted to be approved for it. I’m really intrigued by the book so I think I’m going to try and pick it up this 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. 🙂

16 thoughts on “This Week in Books (8 May 2019)! What are you reading at the moment?

  1. Yay MIddlemarch! I was ambivalent about the Cunningham, too – here’s my review for when you’ve finished it, if you fancy reading it

    As for me, I’ve finished “The Way Home” by Mark Boyle (man goes without tech; I hated man; all other NetGalley reviews are positive), “Rainy Day Kisses” by Debbie Macomber (meh) and “The Art of Baking Blind” by Sarah Vaughn (really good but some triggering stuff for some people), all of which I have yet to review, and I’m currently reading Iris Murdoch’s “The Sea, The Sea”; might start a book on Greenland or a non-fic off my Kindle to read alongside it.

  2. Wow so many reads! I’ve been reading Leslie Marmon Silko books this week, after reading her memoir The Turquoise Ledge, I wanted to read her novel Ceremony which was excellent, then yesterday I finished a slim, beautiful volume of her letters, The Delicacy and Strength of Lace, a correspondence with the poet James Wright in the year preceding his death. I’m at a loss where to go reading wise now after such an immersive experience.

  3. Such a nice lot of books you’ve got on this week, Hayley! All sorts of different kinds of stories, too, which makes it all the more interesting. You’ve reminded me, too, that I want to read Worst Case Scenario. I really do like Helen FItzherald’s work.

  4. There’s quite a few I’ve not heard of there. 😀 Breakers is all over twitter atm. I’ve read Faultlines his previous one. Saw that Worst Case Scenario was on kindle for 99p so brought that today! 😀

  5. I’m also reading Middlemarch! Just started it and I’m intending to read it slowly which I like to do with the big classics, but I’m also really enjoying it so far.

  6. You always find awesome books that I’ve not heard of! Several of these are going on my wish list. Right now I’m reading Terminal by Michaelbrent Collings and Dead Reckoning by Dawn Lee McKenna.

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