My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – Week 25 2018

Hello!! Hope you are fine and dandy!!  Another week of hot and sunny weather here in the UK and it still feels very odd!! Where’s the rain?! The storms?!! Weather here isn’t supposed to be like this is it?! And there’s no sign of it coming to an end either so I’m looking forward to spotting more butterflies in the garden as they’ve been very few and far between so far!

And as it’s been too hot to do much, which means MORE READING time!! So another successful week with 6 books off the TBR pile  – but books have been making their way onto the shelves too so 7 new additions are now part of my book family!  Let’s see how I can get on in July as I try and buy less books…. wish me luck!!

So here’s a look back at my week! Click on the book titles for links to the GoodReads page for more info!


Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin  –  4 stars

This has been described as ‘Eleanor Oliphant on Acid’ – and I can see why! Enjoyed this funny, quirky tale!

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson  –  5 stars


I loved this magical story! Highly recommended!!

The Cafe at Seashell Cove by Karen Clarke   –  5 stars 


Another fabulous read! Found myself laughing from page one at the antics and it was just a treat to read!

The Cottage on Sunshine Beach by Holly Martin  –  5 stars

This is book 2 in the series, but I’ve not read book 1 but loved this so will be going back to enjoy more! Such a summery treat full of wonderful characters!

The Windmill Cafe:Autumn Leaves by Poppy Blake

Enjoyed this although it wasn’t what I expected it to be! I have’t read book one in the series (this is number two!), but it was a good mix of romance and cosy crime!

The Cosy Seaside Chocolate Shop by Caroline Roberts  –  4 stars

Another book I’d not read the first in the series of, this made no difference to my enjoyment of this cosy story full of lovely characters and chocolate!! A great combination!


A few books arrived this week for review ahead of Blog Tours I’m on in the coming weeks and then I found myself in The Works today just browsing…. and we all know how that ends! 

The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May – the cute cover caught my eye!

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase – heard so many good things about this one!

The Little Breton Bistro by Nina George – I loved The Little Paris Bookshop so hope this is as good!

The Madonna of Bolton by Matt Cain

I’m on the blog tour for this in July and as a Madonna fan myself I knew it was a book that might bring back some great memories for me!

Old Baggage by Lissa Evans

Have heard so many good things about this and I’ve been lucky enough to have been sent a copy for review so hoping to get reading this very soon!

What Was Lost by Jean Levy

Received this in the post from The Dome Press and the cover alone has me intrigued!!

Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin

Received from OneWorld Publications




The Sing of the Shore by Lucy Wood

A short story collection.


And we’re done for another week!! How has your reading week been? Good? Bad? Ugly?!   And if you have read any of the books that have come my way this week I’d love to hear your thoughts on which ones I should pick up first! I can sense another weekend of lots of reading time ahead by the looks of the weather forecast!!



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