My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 1st February 2020

Happy February to you all!  January seemed to go on forever didn’t it?! A short month ahead of us now, and the appearance of snowdrops, daffodils and hellebores in the garden are beginning to lift my spirits for Spring!

On the reading front, and it’s been another fairly quiet week! My reading pace seems to have slowed a little and procrastination is keeping me from picking up more books! And I still seem unable to keep away from Netgalley with another 2 approvals this week…..oops!

So here’s my look back.

BOOKS FINISHED

The 24 Hour Cafe by Libby Page – 5 stars

Tea With Mr Rochester by Frances Towers – 3 stars

Real Life by Adeline Dieudonne – 4 stars

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell  – 6 stars!!

BOOKHAUL

Netgalley made me do it…..

THE HONOURS by TIM CLARE

out 6th February 2020

TRUE HONOUR IS ENDLESS. 1935. Norfolk. War is looming in Great Britain and the sprawling country estate of Alderberen Hall is shadowed by suspicion and paranoia. Alderberen’s newest resident, Delphine Venner, is determined to uncover the secrets of the Hall’s elite society, which has taken in her gullible mother and unstable father. As she explores the house and discovers the secret network of hidden passages that thread through the estate, Delphine unearths a world more dark and threatening than she ever imagined. With the help of head gamekeeper Mr Garforth, Delphine must learn the bloody lessons of war and find the soldier within herself in time to battle the deadly forces amassing in the woods . . .

WINTERING by KATHERINE MAY

                                         out 6th February 2020

How do you survive the ‘wintering’ phase of your life?

Wintering, the dormant periods in our lives, the dark moments we endure – which can be brought about through myriad of ways; from the death of a loved one to a sudden change in circumstances or mental health issues – can be lonely, damaging and catch us off guard.

Katherine May recounts her own year-long journey through winter, and how she found strength and inspiration when life felt frozen. Part memoir, part exploration of a human condition, Wintering explores the healing nature of the great outdoors to help us overcome and embrace our own wintering experiences, and how, much like nature, we can learn to appreciate these low periods, and what they have to teach us, before the ushering in of a new season

CURRENTLY READING

THE SISTERS GRIMM by MENNA VAN PRAAG

reading this via Pigeonhole and really enjoying it!

A LADDER TO THE SKY by JOHN BOYNE

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HAPPY READING!!

My February TBR #bookblogger

We made it through January! Well done us!! And now a short month ahead of us, which isn’t good for getting lots of books read, so we’ll have to come up with new inventive ways of making more time for reading in a day!

Just a couple of blog tours ahead for me this month, so hoping to have all that under control early on so the plan for the month ahead is to read some netgalley books – both old and new! – as well as enjoy a book club read! So a very civilised reading month ahead…. hopefully!

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

February Book Club for the Goodreads group Readalongs With Karen

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

ahead of the Blog Tour

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

sent a copy for review

The Honours by Tim Clare

out 6th Feb

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

out 20th February 

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

out 6th February

The Bermondsey Bookshop by Mary Gibson

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

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How is your February looking bookwise?! Hope it’s a good one!!

HAPPY READING!