This Week in Books (22 May 2019)! What are you reading this week?

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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.

 

Now

The Wych Elm by Tana French

I’ve had the ARC of this book on my TBR for a little while now but decided to buy the audio book so I could part listen and part read. I picked it up yesterday and I’ve already read over half of it. It’s such an engrossing read, I’m loving it as much as her murder squad series so far!

A Modern Family by Helga Flatland

I also picked this up yesterday and am already completely invested in learning more about the family in this novel. It’s such a good book and I’m really looking forward to getting back to it tonight. Plus, hasn’t it got the most stunning cover?!

Nobody’s Wife by Laura Pearson

I’m really enjoying this novel too and it seems I’m all about family orientated novels this week as this one is about two sisters and their partners, but we know from the prologue that something terrible is going to happen to one of them. It’s really good so far!

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean

I’m loving this book so much. It’s about three sisters who went missing but only one came back. Now it’s a few years later but the mystery is still haunting for the people who were around at the time. It’s beautifully written and I’m deliberately reading this one slowly.

The Holiday by T. M. Logan

This is a really great read and perfect for these sunny days, I’d recommend it for your holiday reading this summer. The sun and heat in the book really comes through and the drama between a group of old friends and their families is gripping!

 

Then

Middlemarch by George Eliot

I’ve been reading this a bit every day for the past four weeks and I’ve absolutely loved it. I finished the novel yesterday and I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner. I don’t know when classics started feeling intimidating to me because they never used to but Middlemarch has reminded me why I love them and I will make more effort to read them from now on.

The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood by Susan Elliot Wright

I read this whole novel on one afternoon as it gripped me from the opening chapter and I just couldn’t put it down. It’ll be a hard back to review as I wouldn’t want to accidentally spoil anything but I will try and get a post up soon. In the meantime I definitely  recommend this one!

We Never Said Goodbye by Helene Fermont

I’m reading this one for a blog tour next month and I really enjoyed it. It’s the second novel I’ve read by this author and I do find that I get swept away in her novels.

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

This was my second attempt with this novel and I’m sorry to say that while I did finish it it wasn’t for me. It did work better on audio than when I was reading it but I just couldn’t connect with the characters at all. It might be that I’m older than them and it didn’t reflect how I was at their age at all. I will say that the parts of the book when Frances suffers with her periods was brilliantly written, I don’t think I’ve read a novel that shows what this is like as well as this book does. I have Normal People on my TBR so I will read that at some point.

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

I bought the audio book of this in an Audible sale last year but because I didn’t listen to it sooner it felt like I’d missed the right moment. Then I saw that the author has another book on Trump coming out soon so decided I would listen to this. It was I thought it would be and even though I knew most of this stuff about Trump it was still eye-opening.

Not Having It All by Jennie Ensor

I read and loved Jennie’s previous novel last year (my review is here if you’d like to read it) so was thrilled to be offered the chance to read her new book. This is completely different to The Girl In His Eyes but it still showcases Jennie’s fabulous writing. I very much enjoyed this book and will be sharing my review on 30 May.

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I’ve been so looking forward to reading this one and I’m so happy to say that I loved it. It’s about a woman who’s sister is a serial killer but it’s more about their relationship and how they are with each other. I recommend this one!

 

Next

The Friend Who Lied by Rachel Amphlett

I’ve been really looking forward to reading this book ever since I first heard about it. It’ll be my first book by this author and I’ve read so many great reviews of her previous books so I feel sure that I’m going to love this!

Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou

I’m going to be on the blog tour for this book next month so have an ARC to read for that. I really like the premise for this novel and am really keen to start reading it.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I’ve had an ARC of this novel for a while now but somehow haven’t managed to read it yet. I keep hearing amazing things about it and I definitely want to read it really soon – hopefully in the coming 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. 🙂

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17 thoughts on “This Week in Books (22 May 2019)! What are you reading this week?

  1. I have finished Iris Murdoch’s The Sea, The Sea and am facing up to the forest of post-it tabs to review it. I started Joanne Harris’ Gospel of Loki on my journey to officiating in Sutton Coldfield on Saturday and that’s my “at the table” book for a bit, as Chromatopia, which is beee-you-tiful, is a heavier hardback so needs a more structured environment. Those will keep me going for a bit.
    And hooray Middlemarch. I recommend exploring her other novels, Mill on the Floss and Adam Bede are particularly brilliant. And maybe a bit of Hardy?

  2. I read Cornelia Blackwood last year. While i really liked it, it was one of the most depressing books i’ve ever read :/

    Daisy Jones was pretty cool! Hope you like it. I did the audio version and all the narrators were so great ❤

  3. I’m reading “the guest book” by Sarah Blake for a book club. It’s ok so far. I really enjoyed Daisy Jones though!

  4. I’ve been wanting to read My Sister, the Serial Killer, Hayley, so it’s good to hear you enjoyed that one. And, of course, Tana French is so very skilled. It’s good to hear you have one of her books in this week’s reading, too. You really do have a lot of good reading, there, and I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

  5. Loved going through your reads, as always, Hayley! I hope you love Sister of Mine and Daisy Jones. I thought they were both great. I appreciate your thoughts on Conversations with Friends. I really enjoyed Normal People, but it was super different. I was wondering about CWF. Happy reading!

  6. The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood is so beautifully written isnt it…but heartbreaking. I couldnt put it down either.

  7. Daisy Jones is such a fantastic read! One of my favorites so far this year… And I love Rachel Amphlett’s Kay Hunter series, so I can’t wait to pick up The Friend Who Lied. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

  8. I just reserved My Sister The Serial Killer in my library and I’m super excited to start it! I hope it’s as good as the hype says 🙂

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