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The Week In Books: August 7 – August 13

Slightly rejigged posting schedule this week – if you’re looking for this week’s BotW post, click here to read about Derek Farrell’s Death of a Devil (or here for my interview with him) but normal service will resume tomorrow for Recommendsday.

Anyway, quieter week of reading last week, but I was quite busy in real life (I know, what a pain) and that got in the way.  We’ve got some building work coming up at home, so I fear this week may be quieter too, but I’m telling myself that a bit less reading time is worth it to have the work done at home…

Read:

Death of a Devil by Derek Farrell

Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich

Blue Flame by Jill Shalvis

One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis

Rescuing Dr McAllister by Sarah Morgan

Started:

The Adventuress by Tasha Alexander

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Still reading:

The Greedy Queen by Annie Gray

Wise Children by Angela Carter

I was really quite well behaved this week – and didn’t buy anything. A miracle has occurred.  And as the books are about to be packed into boxes, I’m hoping I can resist the urge to buy more until I have an actual bookshelf to put them on again.  Of course that doesn’t help with my ebook buying problem, but you know, baby steps!

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The Week In Books: July 31 – August 6

Check it out: I finished one of the long runners this week!  My still reading list is reducing.  It’s the little things you know.  Anyway, a good week of reading, dominated by one author.  And to be honest, I would have bought more Susan Elizabeth Philips to read, if I wasn’t on a ActualBook buying ban (because we’ve got building work due to happen at the house and everything has to be packed up) and more of the Kindle editions were cheaper…

Read:

The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

Kick by Paula Byrne

Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Philips

Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Philips

First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Philips

The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf by Nick Bryan

Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrew

Started:

Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich

Blue Flame by Jill Shalvis

Still reading:

The Greedy Queen by Annie Gray

Wise Children by Angela Carter

Two ebooks bought – First Star I See Tonight as part of the SEP binge and then These Old Shades on ebook because it was only 99p and I wanted to have an e-copy as well as a paper one.  So that doesn’t count really.  And as I’ve already read First Star… that means a net addition to the to-read pile of… zero.  So I’m counting that as a success.

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July Stats

New books read this month: 32*

Books from the to-read pile: 9

Ebooks read: 18

Books from the Library book pile: 1

Non-fiction books: 3 (although I have several on the go)

#ReadHarder categories completed: 0

Most read author: Susan M Boyer (2 Liz Talbot books

Books read this year: 214

Books bought: 15- all ebooks bar 3

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf:  534 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Read Harder Bingo card
The proper bingo card is back! Hurrah! And I’m more than halfway through the categories! Double Hurrah!

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (9 this month)

 

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The Week In Books: July 24 – July 30

Nightshift week and lots of good books read.  You’ll have seen some of them already in my Holiday Reading post too. I started a couple that I didn’t have the brain power to cope with with nightshift brain, but that always happens. But nights are over now and I’m attempting to get my body clock back to some semblance of normal with the help of early nights and more books!

Read:

A Quiet Life in the Country by T E Kinsey

Big Sexy Love by Kirsty Greenwood

Duke With Benefits by Manda Collins

One Kiss in Greece by Kirsty Greenwood

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Philips

Picture Miss Seeton by Heron Carvic

Started:

Wise Children by Angela Carter

The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf by Nick Bryan

The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

Still reading:

Kick by Paula Byrne

The Greedy Queen by Annie Gray

I’m afraid some impulse purchasing took place on the nightshifts. But I think that’s entirely understandable really.  I mean it’s hard to resist the urge to purchase at 3am…

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The Week In Books: July 17 – July 23

By the time you read this, my nightshifts will be underway.  I’ll probably just be waking up as this is posted – or at least I hope I’ll just be waking up if I’m going to have got enough sleep for me to be able to stay up all night again. This week has been really quite busy – and my brain has been quite frazzled – so there’s a lot of comics and graphic novels on this list.   This may continue next week because of nightshift brain, which as usual, means expect to see a lot of cozy crime and romance on this list next week!

Read:

The Summage Solution by G L Carriger

Simple Irresistable by Jill Shalvis

Reel History: The World According to the Movies by Alex von Tunzelmann

Bitch Planet Vol 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick et al

Rivers of London: Detective Stories 2 by Ben Aaronovitch et al

Bitch Planet Triple Feature 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick et al

Bitch Planet Triple Feature 2 by Che Grayson

Room For Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman

Started:

A Quiet Life in the Country by T E Kinsey

Still reading:

Kick by Paula Byrne

The Greedy Queen by Annie Gray

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Two ebooks bought – both on deals and part of series that I’m following or want to read more of to work out if I like them or not!

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The Week In Books: July 10 – July 16

Not bad going all in all – and some really good stuff.  I’m going to have trouble picking my Book of the Week tomorrow!

Read:

The Hissing of the Silent Lonely Room by Paul Charles

Jeeves in the Offing by P G Wodehouse

Dead is Good by Jo Perry

Paper Girls Vol 2 by Brian K Vaughan

Killer Party by Lynn Cahoon

Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M Boyer

The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley

Started:

Room For Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman

Still reading:

Kick by Paula Byrne

Reel History: The World According to the Movies by Alex von Tunzelmann

The Greedy Queen by Annie Gray

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

A couple of books bought (two secondhand and two Ebooks), but nothing too bad really. I mean not compared to the last few weeks! I did treat myself to a new Kindle though…

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The Week In Books: July 3 – July 9

Started the week going great guns, and then slowed to a halt – partly because of a family party on Saturday.  On the bright side I got to dress up as an extra from the Bronze and live out some Buffy-ish moments!

Read:

Lowcountry Boil by Susan M Boyer

Trans Like Me by CN Lester

Dimsie, Head Girl by Dorita Fairlie Bruce

Murder in D Minor by Alexia Gordon

Lumberjanes Vol 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson et al

Started:

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Jeeves in the Offing by P G Wodehouse

Still reading:

Kick by Paula Byrne

Reel History: The World According to the Movies by Alex von Tunzelmann

The Greedy Queen by Annie Gray

The Hissing of the Silent Lonely Room by Paul Charles

I bought rather a few books again.  Ooops.  But some came from the Barnes Booksale  – and were total bargains – and three ebooks as well.  Naughty Verity. Must do better!