My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up!!

Pick up a Penguin!! It’s the weekend!!!  And I trust you have all had a fabulous week on the bookish front! I’m  currently feeling a little swamped – all my own fault!!  The book piles keep growing, my notebooks that I use for making notes while I read some books are all out of sync and my bookish brain feels like it is ready for shut down…… but still I smile as I sit surrounded by chaos and mess and with the knowledge that today – October 7th 2017 – is #BookshopDay!!!  I think I might have to try and visit a bookshop and see what newbies I can bring home to add to the piles of madness that the book world has lured me into!!!

On the book front, it has been another pretty fabulous week on the reading and accumulating front!!  Managed to read 5 books – of which 3 were 5 STAR READS – and 9 books made their way to me to start their new lives!! Aren’t they lucky!!  So without further ado, here’s a quickish run through of all I’ve read, hauled and am currently reading!! Get that cuppa….


New World Fairy Tales by Cassandra Parkin   –  3 stars

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio  –  5 stars

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley  –  2 stars

Snow Sisters by Carol Lovekin  –  5 stars

The Visitors by Catherine Burns  –  5 stars

Definitely getting darker and creepier with my reads as Halloween approaches!


Mix of books received for review this week, and ones that I’ve treated myself to because, erm, you are allowed to treat yourselves to books on a day that ends in Y! 

The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Another addition to my Persephone book collection and this is a nice chunkster from the author of The Secret Garden!

The House by Simon Lelic

Won this from the lovely Amanda at GoBookYourself and this looks like another creepy thriller to enjoy!

Wide Awake Asleep by Louise Wise

Received this ahead of the Blog Tour later in the year that I’ll be taking part in, and it looks like a fab read with some time travelling!

The Rental Heart and other fairytales by Kirsty Logan

The Clocks in this House all tell different times by Xan Brooks

Salt Publishing  have been running a campaign called #justonebook to help get their titles into peoples’ hands and always one is never enough for me so these 2 fascinating titles arrived this week for me to enjoy!

Sweet Home by Carys Bray

Have been looking at this for a while, and then spotted it in a local charity shop – signed!- for the princely sum of 50p! How could I not bring it home with me?!

ShadowBlack by Sebastien de Castell

The lovely people at Readers First have some amazing books on their site and this is the second in the Spellslinger series and yet another stunning cover!

Without a Word by Kate McQuaile

Having loved her previous book, What She Never Told Me, I was chuffed to receive this early copy from Quercus Books and can’t wait for more twists and turns!!

Resort to Murder by TP Fielden

Another one for review, this looks like a fabulous little mystery set in the 1950’s


The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

Listening to the audio version of this via the BorrowBox app, and so far I’m really enjoying this quirky tale

Into The Trees by Robert Williams

A book I picked up from the supermarket a while back has made its’ way onto my bedside table, and I’m fascinated so far by this dark fairy tale! Turning out a little different from what I expected!!

So there we have it!  All wrapped up nicely for you – and mostly me!!  Any taken your fancy this week?!  What’s been keeping you entertained this week? Please share any goodies I need to check out!  And don’t forget to treat yourself on Bookshop Day!! IT’S THE LAW!!!



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