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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!

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The Week in Books: July 29 – August 4

So.  Turns out the week after the move is just as busy (maybe worse?) than the week before the move, especially when you’re away from home for 4 nights of it. Hey ho. We’ll get there.  And the bookshelves are mostly unpacked now, so the new house is starting to look really good!  And on Saturday I met up with part of the UK contingent of Sarah MacLean’s Romance book club as well as Sarah herself for lunch – so it’s been a pretty bookish week all things considered!

Read:

Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James

The Hairy Hand by Robin Bennett

Shirley Flight, Air Hostess in Canadian Capers by Judith Dale

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Muraka

Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chen

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Peterson

Started:

Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

Still reading:

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

The Girls by Emma Cline

Two actual books bought – the Shirley Flight (see photo) on a cheeky lunchtime trip to The Second Shelf and the new Sarah MacLean.  Also pre-ordered a couple – one in ebook, one actual book.  August, already the month of book buying.

Bonus photo:

Copy of Shirley Flight Air Hostess in Canadian Capers in a pink and white striped paper bag.

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July Stats

New books read this month: 35*

Books from the to-read pile: 7 (not including the stack of 50 page and out ones!)

Ebooks read: 10

NetGalley books read: 2

Library books: 16 (all ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 2

Most read author: Susan Mallery

Books read in 2019:  238

Books bought: 0 !!!!! (although a preorder did arrive!)

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 535 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

I’ve had a good weed of the physical to-read shelf this month – so the goodreads to-read shelf is also smaller.  It may yet reduce further as the boxes continue to be unpacked…

Bonus picture: a whole box of Armada Chalet School paperbacks and Sadlers Wells books!  Very on brand

paper back Chalet School books

 

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