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The Week In Books: June 13 – June 19

I can’t work out whether I did well this week or not.  Ok in numbers, the amount of books I read is not that big, but several of them were quite chunky books so I’ve actually done a lot of pages – over 2500 pages in fact.  But is that good or not?  I don’t usually add up pages, so I have no idea, and I don’t have the time (or inclination) to go back and add it up for a representative number of weeks.  My Goodread stats average out at just over 2000 pages a week for this year so far, and just over 2100 a week for the whole of last year – but I know that there are always some books that I’ve read that don’t have a good reads page count so won’t have made it into the total.  But hey, on that basis, I’ve done well – because the 2500+ figure doesn’t include the half of the Mary-Jo Putney that I read on the train on Sunday evening…


Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

Stormswept by Sabrina Jeffries writing as Deborah Martin

From Pasta to Pigfoot: Second Helpings by Frances Mensah Williams

Wedding Bells for Nurse Connie by Jean Fullerton


Once a Soldier by Mary-Jo Putney

Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins by James Runcie

Still reading:

The Long View by Elizabeth Jane Howard

I pre-ordered Eloisa James’s upcoming novella, but that’s it.  I’m trying to be restrained…

3 thoughts on “The Week In Books: June 13 – June 19”

  1. I’ve seen Once a Soldier at the library and been hesitant in reading it, though Mary Jo is one of the many who rarely disappoint. Are you liking it, and is it worth reading?

    1. I liked it – much more than I have done her books previously. As far as books set in little kingdoms you’ve never heard of before it’s pretty blooming good!

      1. I may just check it out then, once I’ve read the fifteen other books that I just checked out. [My tiny library now lends out ebooks, and a lot of them are brand new books that I’ve been dying to read! (So excited!)]

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