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Saturday, 27 January 2018

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up - Week 4 2018

Hello!  Well done for surviving another week!! Been a bit of a struggle here health wise but I've made it through and starting to pick up again so fingers crossed for a good spell on the way!  The mad weather has kept me hibernating too!! Lovely to see the sunshine return again today though so just hoping it remembers to stick around for a while!

How has your bookish week been?! I've surprised myself by reading more than I thought I had!  Trying to organise ( a rude word i know!!)  myself and read ahead for some future blog tour stops so have done quite well on that front and now can hopefully go back to reading books from my shelves for a bit, along with the NetGalley shelves which may have been a bit neglected recently! At least I've been good and not been tempted by any from there this week....... 

So 5 books have been finished this week and I'm loving this 'rapid reading zone' I seem to find myself in! Anyone else find that the more that they read, the quicker they get at reading?! Very helpful with so many fabulous books out there that need our attention!  Here's a little look at those books that I've finished, am currently reading and the bookpost I've been lucky enough to have received (yep, the postman still hates me!)


Publication Date 8th March 2018
Loved this one so much! Another fabulous read from this author

Read this ahead of the Blog Tour in February so no full review yet, but thoroughly enjoyed this book! One that makes you think - and laugh!!

Another really enjoyable read from Persephone! Loved the history aspect and the characters were fascinating

Another unusual, but fascinating read which took me a little by surprise in the subjects covered!

Another book read ahead of a Blog Tour, and this was lots of fun! Full review to follow!


Two lovely new additions to my bookshelves this week courtesy of some lovely publishers!

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

We went to school that Tuesday like normal.

Not all of us came home . . .

Huddled in a cloakroom with his classmates and teacher, six-year-old Zach can hear shots ringing through the corridors of his school. A gunman has entered the building and, in a matter of minutes, will have taken nineteen lives.

In the aftermath of the shooting, the close knit community and its families are devastated. Everyone deals with the tragedy differently. Zach's father absents himself; his mother pursues a quest for justice -- while Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and drawing. 

Ultimately though, it is Zach who will show the adults in his life the way forward -- as, sometimes, only a child can.
Publisher; Mantle Books  Publication Date; March 8th 2018

Ailsa Rae is learning how to live.
She's only a few months past the heart transplant that - just in time - saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . .

Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point.
She knows she needs to find her father.
She's missed so much that her friends have left her behind.
She's felt so helpless for so long that she's let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. And now she barely knows where to start on her own.

And then there's Lennox. Her best friend and one time lover. He was sick too. He didn't make it. And now she's supposed to face all of this without him.

But her new heart is a bold heart. 

She just needs to learn to listen to it . . .



Just one on the reading pile again at the moment, while I get my NG shelf in some order and decide what to pick up next!  Really loving this one and hoping my Saturday afternoon will revolve around reading this book!


Left to perish on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy has never known love, never known family.

Reluctantly given shelter at nearby Hatville Court, she is despised by the masters and servants alike.

The beautiful Hatville heiress, Aurelia Vennaway, is Amy's only advocate - she becomes the light of Amy's life, and the centre of her existence.

So when Aurelia dies young, Amy's world collapses. But Aurelia leaves Amy with one last gift.

A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can unlock.

A life-changing secret awaits... if only she can reach it.


Pleased with that little lot for another week!  Any books taken you by surprise this week?!  


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