I don’t know where the weeks are going at the moment, I can’t quite believe that it’s Saturday again already and time for my weekly wrap-up post!
I’ve realised over the last few days that due to my physio schedule increasing I simply don’t have the energy and brain power to read as many books, or to write as many reviews or posts on my blog. I’m not sure yet whether I’m going to post as and when I can, or whether to try and make some sort of schedule so I still have regular posts. If any of you have any suggestions on how to manage book blogging alongside a hectic real life then please let me know in the comments. Any and all advice is much appreciated.
My week in books:
I’ve read four books this week and have managed to review all of them.
(Please click on the links below the images to read my reviews)
Winter’s Fairytale by Maxine Morrey
Search for the Truth by Kathryn Freeman
Don’t Jump by Vicki Abelson
The Mince Pie Mix-Up by Jennifer Joyce
I’m also joining in with Stacking the Shelves (hosted by Tynga’s Reviews), which is all about sharing the books that you’ve acquired in the past week – ebooks or physical books, and books you’ve bought or borrowed or received an ARC of.
Books I’ve bought this week:
This week there has been a huge sale on Kindle books due to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and I went completely and utterly one-click happy! I was debating whether to post pics of all of the books I bought as it will show how out of control I’ve been this week, or whether I should just post highlights. In the interests of always been truthful on my blog, I’m listing them all. Please don’t judge me!
The first four books are books I already own, and have already read, in print but when I spotted them on sale as ebooks I decided to buy them in this format as well.
The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder
The Enchantment of Lily Dahl by Siri Hustvedt
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Janette Winterson
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
The following are all books on my wishlist that dropped in price over the past few days and so I couldn’t resist buying them!
The Story of a Lost Child by Elena Ferrante (sale)
The Novel Cure by Susan Elderkin (sale)
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (sale)
Little White Lies by Lesley Lokko (sale)
The Gallery of Lost Husbands by Natasha Solomons (sale)
Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf (sale)
Do Me No Harm by Julie Corbin (sale)
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier (sale)
Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter (sale)
The Other Child by Charlotte Link (sale)
Winter Flowers by Carol Coffey (sale)
The Island Hideaway by Louise Candlish (sale)
Never Broken by Hannah Campbell (sale)
The House of Frozen Dreams by Sere Prince Halverson (sale)
The Happy Hoofer by Celia Imrie (sale)
Oswald’s Tale by Norman Mailer (sale)
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde (sale)
Murder by Sarah Pinborough (sale)
Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough (sale)
Skellig by David Almond (sale)
Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking (sale)
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (sale)
All Day Long by Joanna Biggs (sale)
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (sale)
Coming Up Trumps by Jean Trumpington (sale)
Sugar Rush by Julie Burchill (sale)
26 Miles to the Moon by Andrew Males (sale)
Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid (sale)
Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales (sale)
No Place to Die by Clare Donoghue (sale)
Learning to Speak American by Colette Dartford (sale)
The Hidden Legacy by G. J. Minett (sale)
The next four books are all Christmas books that I couldn’t resist buying even though I’m not sure I have time to read all the Christmas novels I already own!
Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories by Enid Blyton (sale)
Wish Upon A Christmas Cake by Darcie Boleyn (sale)
A Wedding at Christmas by Chrissie Manby (sale)
The Christmas Cafe by Amanda Prowse (sale)
And the last two books that I bought this week were two books that I’ve had on my wishlist for ages and couldn’t resist them any longer. The Melissa Hill book was just released on Thursday and I’ve been waiting for it to be out!
A Diamond from Tiffany’s by Melissa Hill
Paulina and Fran by Rachel B. Glaser
Review books received this week:
Snowed in for her Wedding by Emma Bennet (ebook)
Callie’s Christmas Countdown by Julie Ryan (ebook)
Strictly Between Us by Jane Fallon (ebook)
As Weekends Go by Jan Brigden (ebook)
A Savage Hunger by Claire McGowan (ebook)
The Ballroom by Anna Hope (ebook)
Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell (print book)
Viral by Helen Fitzgerald (print book)
The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements (print book)
And I won a proof copy of The Missing Husband by Amanda Brooke in a completion run by Shazsbookblog.