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Sunday, 12 November 2017

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up!!

Hello fellow Bookworms!!! Hope all is well and life is treating you kindly!  A mixed week on the health front for me but thankfully things have improved as the week has gone on - just in time for me to hibernate over the weekend as colder temperatures are forecast!!   Might even settle on the sofa with a book or two, and a biccie or two as well!!

Hope your bookish week has been productive!  Gone pretty well here with another 4 books finished - including 2 from my Non-fiction November TBR pile - and been fairly well restrained on the book buying front.  Although there may have been some purchases made online yesterday but until they arrive I will forget about them haha!! Anyone else do that?! Books don't really exist until they are in your possession!! That might explain why I refuse to count my Kindle books as part of my TBR pile!! 

So here's a quick looksie at those books I've read, books I've bought and books that I'm currently reading!  Click on the title if you'd like to read my more in depth GoodReads review!


The first book off my Non-Fiction November TBR pile and it was a fabulous read that I learnt so much from!

And the second from my non-fiction November pile, and another extremely enjoyable read that had  my smiling - and shedding a tear or two!

My second Tracy Rees novel, and another epic story that is a delight to read from start to finish!

Himself by Jess Kidd  -  5 stars

You may have seen my Blog Post on this! Loved this story so much!! If you've not read it before, you need to!!


The Illustrated Editions of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Fantastic Beasts, both arrived along with their matching Tote Bags - you can never have enough Tote Bags in my opinion! - and they are already calling at me to re-read them! Might be a task for Christmas!!

The Birthday Girl by Sue Fortin - due out 30th November 2017

And then there was this rather fabulous BookPost from the lovely folk at Harper Impulse which I wasn't expecting! Looks a really intriguing read and hope to dive into it very soon - the chocolates have already vanished! 

And I picked this up in a local charity shop after a little rummage through the shelves. Have heard so many wonderful things about this from other reviewers so am excited to start this soon!


Made In Japan by S.J. PARKS

A young girl traces her mother’s steps all the way from London to Japan to search for the father she never knew.
Hana arrives in Tokyo with only two words in her mind: The Teahouse. She’s a long way from home in East London and still fresh from the loss of her mother. But her grief has sent her across to the other side of the world to find out who she is, and for Hana that means finding the Japanese man she has never met, her father with only these two words as clues.
Made in Japan is a beautifully woven story of a mother and daughter who, decades apart, tread the same streets of glittering Tokyo looking for that something that might complete them.

Reading this ahead of a Blog Tour that I'll be taking part in at the end of  the month, this looks to be a really interesting read! And the cover is rather stunning too!
Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential. 

Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation. 

In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti’s work and enthrall those who are just finding it.

This wasn't part of my original Non-fiction November TBR - I had honestly forgotten I had it until I was tidying out my wardrobe the other day! - but this has become a very timely read considering the news we are hearing of in the media day in, day out at the moment!

So there we have it!!  Quite impressed with my week in bookish form!  Hope you're impressed too!  What books have you loved/hauled this week? Would love to hear of any goodies I need to add to my watch out for list!


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