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The Week in Books: September 9 – September 15

 

Read:

How to Have Meaningful Conversations by Sarah Rozenthuler

A Question of Death by Kerry Greenwood

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr

Out of Africa by Isak Dineson

The Silver Gun by LA Chandler

Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dineson

Started

Rose Petal Summer by Katie Fforde

This Town by Mark Liebovich

Still reading:

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

The Queen Con by Meghan Scott Molin

City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn

Chanel’s Riviera by Anne De Courcy

Magnolia Buildings by Elizabeth Stuckey

Two books bought: one for me, one for Him Indoor for holidays so that doesn’t really count right?!

Bonus picture: a mews in London, backing on to Maisie Dobbs’ square

Bonus, bonus picture: the paperback edition of Franny Langton, still one of my favourite new books is the year- and thank you Penguin for a paperback copy too. All I need to do now is figure out what to do with it… answers on a postcard (or in the comments…) also, don’t my Shirley Flight books look super cool?!

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The Week in Books: September 2 – September 8

So it’s been a bit of a week.  In case you missed it, British politics has been crazy busy and that means that my working life has been too.  So busy in fact that one night last week I didn’t even make it home from work.  And this week may well be similarly busy.  Wish me luck.  So the reading list is somewhat short and sweet this week – my brain has been fried and having trouble settling on anything.

Read:

The Girls by Emma Cline

A Case of Murder in Mayfair by Clara Benson

Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

Asterix and the Roman Agent by Goscinny and Uderzo

Asterix and the Great Crossing by Goscinny and Uderzo

Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kroeger and Melanie R Anderson

Started:

Chanel’s Riviera by Anne De Courcy

How to Have Meaningful Conversations by Sarah Rozenthuler

Magnolia Buildings by Elizabeth Stuckey

Still reading:

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr

The Queen Con by Meghan Scott Molin

City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn

Out of Africa by Isak Dineson

And there was a fair bit of book purchasing that went on too – not only two new release hardbacks during the week but also a bit of a second hand spree on Sunday at Cannons Ashby’s secondhand bookshop. Thank you National Trust!

Bonus photo: a bit of historic home library porn from the aforementioned Cannons Ashby. The gardening stuff is in the cupboards because the owner of the time it’s set up as was a keen gardener and that’s where he kept it!

library shelves full of books with an open cupboard filled with gardening tools.

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The Week in Books: August 26 – September 1

Another really busy week.  And really quite hot too. A shame I was at work for most of it!  Hey ho.  There was some really interesting reading this week – a lot of it on the train – and I’m still not sure what I’m going to pick for BotW tomorrow, which is unusual.

Read:

Schoolgirl Reporter by Constance M White

A Study in Scandal by Caroline Linden

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

The Painted Garden by Noel Streatfeild

Scandals of Classic Hollywood by Anne Helen Petersen

Meddling and Murder by Ovidia Yu

Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski

Started:

City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn

Out of Africa by Isak Dineson

Still reading:

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

The Girls by Emma Cline

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr

The Queen Con by Meghan Scott Molin

One book bought in the charity shop and one ebook.

Bonus photo: The nice cupboard with my “fancy” (aka hardback) Girl’s Own books…

Shelf of hardback children's books

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August Stats

New books read this month: 30*

Books from the to-read pile: 12

Ebooks read: 9

NetGalley books read: 2

Library books: 7 (all ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 3

Most read author: Judith Dale – four Shirley Flight books!

Books read in 2019:  268

Books bought: 7 ebooks, 4 books.  Some backsliding….

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 528 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Bonus picture: A Freddie Mercury LP at the vintage store that I managed to resist buying…

LP of Mr Bad Guy

 

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics/graphic novels (2 this month)

 

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The Week in Books: August 19 – August 25

Super busy week again – and lovely weather.  Of course I missed most of it at work.  Sigh.

Read:

Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Shirley Flight: Air Hostess and the Flying Doctor by Judith Dale

Crimson Rust by C Bernard Rutley

Deliver Me by Farrah Rochon

The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin

A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn

Started:

The Queen Con by Meghan Scott Molin

Still reading:

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

The Girls by Emma Cline

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr

I may have bought a few books.  Ok, there’s no may about it, I did. One actual book and two ebooks.  Oopsies.

Bonus photo: Northampton in the sunshine… some things never change…

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The Week in Books: August 12 – August 18

So a few books still haven’t turned up after the move – I think you can work out which ones  – which is annoying and means I’m going to have to do some more unpacking and tidying on my days off this week.  Sigh.  And a bit of a weird week in reading too – I’m really enjoying Empty Mansions – but it’s loooooong.  And why the list is a little bit shorter than usual this week.

Read:

Top Marks for Murder by Robin Stevens

Spice and Smoke by Suleika Snyder

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

Shirley Flight: Air Hostess in Desert Adventure by Judith Dale

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

Started:

A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn

Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Still reading:

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

The Girls by Emma Cline

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr

Two more Shirley Flight books bought (oops) and an ebook.

Bonus photo: A shelf of old school children’s books I somehow managed to resist at the vintage store…

Old books

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The Week in Books: August 5 – August 11

A mix of earlies and late shifts this week and a lot of train journeys.  Some interesting reading  and some that was kind disappointing.  But that’s fairly par for the course really isn’t it!

Read:

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

Shirley Flight Air Hostess in Storm Warning by Judith Dale

Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Love and Death Among the Cheetahs by Rhys Bowen

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby

Dig Here by Charlaine Harris and Andrew Gross

A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian

Started:

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr

Top Marks for Murder by Robin Stevens

Still reading:

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

The Girls by Emma Cline

No books bought – but two pre-orders arrived – one book and one ebook!

Bonus photo: Another week, another Shirley Flight book – this one was a house warming present from a friend and hoo boy it was a wild ride!