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.
Take Me To The Edge by Katya Boirand
This is a poetry collection and I’m really enjoying it. I’ve already read this once but am reading it again to get my thoughts together. I’ll be reviewing this for the blog tour on Friday so look out for my thoughts then.
Not Having It All by Jennie Ensor
This is really different to Jennie’s previous book The Girl in his Eyes (which I reviewed here) but it’s such a good read. I’m very much enjoying it.
The Family Man by Tim Lebbon
I’ve had this book on my TBR for ages so when I spotted the audio book on my subscription service I decided to part listen and part read. I’m glad I got the audio because I think I may have DNF it if I was reading it as it’s not what I was expecting. It’s an okay read.
Middlemarch by George Eliot
I’m still very much enjoying reading this book and wishing I’d got to it much sooner. I’m about two thirds of the way through it now and am going to really miss it once I’ve finished reading it.
Dead Inside by Noelle Holten
I loved this book! It’s hard to believe it’s a debut novel as it’s really good. I’ll be reviewing this one in a couple of weeks time for the tour but I definitely recommend it in the meantime!
Sunburn by Laura Lippman
I listened to this book on audio this week and really enjoyed it. It wasn’t quite as good as I was hoping but it was a really enthralling novel. I’ll be looking out for more of her books in the future.
At The Birth of Bowie by Phil Lancaster
My lovely mum-in-law gave me this for my birthday earlier this year and I’ve been keen to read it so picked it up one afternoon this week. I ended up reading it in one sitting. It wasn’t the best written book but the stories Phil Lancaster tells are brilliant to discover.
We Are Not Such Things by Justine van Der Luen
This was my non-fiction audio for the last week and it was a fascinating listen. It wasn’t exactly the book I thought it was going to be but it was such a good book.
The Treatment by C. L. Taylor
I’ve had a copy of this book for a while too and have part-read and part-listened to this one too. It was a fast-paced and gripping novel and I enjoyed it.
10 Things To Do Before You Leave School by Bernard O’Keeffe
This was a really moving read about a teenage girl coming to terms with the loss of her father whilst going into her final year of school. It was a really good read, I recommend it.
The End of the End of the Earth by Jonathan Franzen
This was such a good essay collection, I got a lot more out of it than I was expecting.
The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean
I was sent an ARC of this last week and it’s been calling to me from my TBR – I don’t think I can wait any longer to pick this up so I hope to get to it this week.
We Never Said Goodbye by Helene Fermont
I had hoped to start this over the last week but didn’t manage to get to it so it’s on my TBR for the coming week.
The Holiday by T.M. Logan
I got a copy of this on NetGalley and it sounds like such a fast-paced summer read so I might pick it up and read it in the garden while the weather it so glorious!
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 (15 May 2019)! What are you reading?”
So glad you’re enjoying MIddlemarch, hooray! I want to re-read it again now!! This week has been all about Iris Murdoch’s “The Sea, the Sea” for me but I also have a few lovely hardback hefty review books to start, I just need to put them in publishing date order then realise I want to read the last one first!
I’d been very tempted by Dead Inside but was put off a bit by all of the hype that seems to be about it. Maybe I should reconsider.
You’ve also got me considering Middlemarch. It’s not one I’ve ever read.
I have Middlemarch on my shelf, I think I shall make it my #onesummerchunkster this year, I feel I need something casual nurturing and well liked as it seems.
Oops, ‘as’ not casual 🤔
I just started listening to The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. I’ve read it years ago and loved it so when I needed a break from review books I downloaded this one from the library.
I have Dead Inside on my TBR. So glad to hear that you loved it so much. I can’t wait to read it. Have a lovely week and enjoy your books this week.
Here is my WWW: https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/www-wednesday-may-15th/
I look forward to your thoughts on the new T.M. Logan book, Hayley, and so many others of these! I hope you are having a great week so far! ♥️
I tried We Are Not Such Things a few years ago and couldn’t finish it. It also wasn’t what I was expecting, which is fine but I couldn’t get into it for some reason. Looking forward to your take on it!
Isn’t it interesting how often a book turns out to be not what we expected, but still worth reading, Hayley? I’m glad you’re enjoying your reading this week; and, as always, I’m impressed with the variety in what you’re reading.
I’m reading an advance copy of Tell Me Goodnight by Kelsey Kingsley and The Scent Keeper by Erica B.
I was surprised to hear Take Me to the Edge is poetry! I thought for sure it would be a memoir!
I’m hoping to read The Holiday soon! Happy reading!
I am so intrigued by Dead Inside. I’ll look out for your review.
Several of these are on my wish list. The Bowie book looks interesting. He’s so young in that cover image.
An awesome week of reading! Jennie contacted me to read her book but I just couldn’t fit it in for the tour – sounds good! x
You have made me even more excited to be reading Dead Inside today! As soon as I finish bloghopping I’m diving in, and I won’t be stopping until I reach the final page. 😉 I also enjoyed reading The Treatment. Have a wonderful weekend! xx