My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 15th May 2021



Hello and Happy Saturday! We made it through another week!  I’m sure they’re going quicker than ever though!
On the bookish front, it’s been a fairly productive week!  Another 4 books finished but then I undid all that good work with a visit to Netgalley and some online book shopping!! Will I ever learn?!! NO!!!
Here’s my look back!


BOOKS FINISHED


YOURS, TRUDY by GINA HOLLANDS – 5 STARS

THE HOUSE OF ALWAYS by JENN LYONS  – 5 STARS

THE CAT AND THE CITY by NICK BRADLEY -3 STARS

HOW TO BE SAD by HELEN RUSSELL – 4 STARS

BOOKHAUL


Over to Netgalley we go…..


THE WOODCOCK by RICHARD SMYTH

publication date – July 2021

It’s 1920s England, and the coastal town of Gravely is finally enjoying a fragile peace after the Great War. John Lowell, a naturalist who writes articles on the flora and fauna of the shoreline, and his wife Harriet lead a simple life, basking in their love for each other and enjoying the company of John’s visiting old school friend, David. But when an American whaler arrives in town with his beautiful red-haired daughters, boasting of his plans to build a pier and pleasure-grounds a mile out to sea, unexpected tensions and temptations arise. As secrets multiply, Harriet, John and David must each ask themselves, what price is to be paid for pleasure?

And from Goldsboro Books, their book of the month…


SIXTEEN HORSES by GREG BUCHANAN

Sixteen horses dead. Each buried with a single eye facing the sun . . .

In the dying English seaside town of Ilmarsh, the heads of sixteen horses are found buried in circles, with only their eyes exposed to the light of the low winter sun. The local police call upon forensic veterinarian Cooper Allen to assist with this uniquely disturbing case.

In the weeks that follow, investigators uncover evidence of a chain of crimes in this community: disappearances, arson, and mutilations, all culminating in the reveal of something deadly lurking in the ground itself. And as the town panics, not everything in Ilmarsh is as it seems. . . Dark days follow, then Cooper finds herself working with local police detective Alec Nichols to uncover a frightening mystery.

A literary thriller from a stunning new talent, Sixteen Horses is about enduring guilt, trauma and punishment, set in a small seaside community the rest of the world has left behind.

And then I had a little shop – online! – at BEARDED BADGER PUBLISHING  as I do love to support an indie!

SEVEN NIGHTS AT THE FLAMING HOTEL by DREW GUNNERSON

You could have been someone, you could have been a contender, yet instead you ended up here, a dishwasher at the Flamingo Hotel. From the death of your mother, to homelessness, to insanity, and back again, to an encounter with an American serial killer, a lover affair with a performance artist, to the loss of your foreskin, to living in a shed, and certain bum operations, you have only ever wanted one thing. To find someone worse off than yourself.

And now’s your chance.

You’ve got seven nights.

At the Flamingo Hotel. 

DOGLIKE by RORY AARON

DOGLIKE is the new debut collection of poems by Rory Aaron. Set amongst a gritty urban landscape, these poems hit hard, experimenting with both form and dialogue.

UN(IN)FORMED by BECKY DEANS

UN(IN)FORMED is the new collection of poems by Becky Deans. Becky’s latest collection is very much steeped in the Derbyshire landscape where she lives, with poems tackling the ongoing destruction to natural habitat featuring amongst others.

CURRENTLY READING

GUILTY by SADIE RYAN


HAPPY READING!!

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