Hello!! Greeted by this beauty in the garden this morning – it’s a Lily I’m helping to trial for the Richard Jackson Garden team and if you are looking for the easiest to look after plant then I’d highly recommend this Lily ‘Bright Joy’! We do like a plant that needs very little care!!
The sun continues to shine here in Essex and it seems to have helped no end with my reading and book acquiring habits!! Is that a good thing?! Yes to the first, No to the second! July definitely needs to be a more restrained month on the book buying front…… famous last words!
So this past week I’ve managed to finish another 5 books and have acquired 8 books for the shelves! Oops! Here’s a little look at all the bookish action! Please click on the book titles for a link to their GoodReads page for more info!
My Mourning Year by Andrew Marshall – 4 stars
The Power of Dog by Andrew Marshall – 4 stars
Ahead of the Blog Tour for The Power of Dog I will be on in July, I read these two memoirs from Andrew Marshall and found them to be a really interesting look at grief and how to recover.
I loved revisiting this Little Duck Pond Cafe series and this is number 2 in the series! Really good read!
Call of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks – 5 stars
I loved this dark, menacing read!! Watch out for a full review in July on the Blog Tour!
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale – 4 stars
A magical but often quite dark story! Very enjoyable and that cover is just gorgeous!!
The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap
Publication Date – 9th August 2018
received from publisher
The Rules of Seeing follows the lives of two women whose paths cross at a time when they need each other most. Nova, an interpreter for the Metropolitan police, has been blind from birth. When she undergoes surgery to restore her sight her journey is just beginning – she now has to face a world in full colour for the first time. Kate, a successful architect and wife to Tony, is in hospital after a blow to the head. There, she meets Nova and what starts as a beautiful friendship soon turns into something more.
Ordered these from Goldsboro Books as part of the Book of the Month club so have received these signed first editions
This is the latest addition to my Alma Classics collection courtesy of their Year of Reading Classics club
Recent winner of the 2018 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction and it has been on my radar for a while so I treated myself!
I couldn’t resist the gorgeous cover this was reissued with for the Virago Modern Classics collection!
An Unbound release that has caught my eye as it just sounds so fascinating!
3 on the go at the mo!
Hope your week has been as good?! Any recommendations or thoughts on this batch of books?! Would love to hear from you!