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The Week In Books: July 2 – July 8

In case you can’t tell from the length of the list, I was on holiday last week!  And although we did a bit more sightseeing than usual for a beach holiday which meant a bit less reading time, I still managed a fairly good total.  All in all it was a marvellous holiday – I thoroughly recommend Croatia, especially while they’re on a World Cup run! And if you missed it you’ve already read about one of my books I read last week coz in a bit of a cheaty move, I made The Kiss Quotient last week’s BotW.  All that heat clearly went to my head…

Read:

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Dartmoor Enigma by Basil Thomson

Beneath This Mask by Meaghan March

Love Under Contract by Dean Hodel

An Unfinished Murder by Ann Granger

Strictly Business by Sheryl Nantus

O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton

Who Killed Stella Pomeroy? by Basil Thomson

Emperor Mollusc vs The Sinister Brain by A Lee Martinez

Beaches in Paradise by Kathi Daley

Lumberjanes Vol 6 by Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson et al

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertelli

Started:

Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys

The Milliner’s Hat Mystery by Basil Thomson

Lord Rayven’s Revenge by Trisha Ashley

Still reading:

The Glitter and the Gold by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

The Templars by Dan Jones

Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran

Slay in your Lane by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Four ebooks and one book bought.  And the three of the ebooks were the Thomson books on this list because I’m reading them one after the other…

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The Week In Books: June 25 – July 1

Some familiar names on this week’s list – which poses some problems for a BotW post…

Read:

Richardson Scores again by Basil Thomson

The Case of Naomi Clynes by Basil Thomson

Blue Murder by Colin Watson

N is for Noose by Sue Grafton

Seared by Suleika Snyder

The Case of the Dead Diplomat by Basil Thomson

Started:

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton

Still reading:

The Glitter and the Gold by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

The Templars by Dan Jones

Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran

Slay in your Lane by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Two ebooks and one book bought.

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The Week In Books: June 18 – June 24

This is more like it! A couple of late shifts last week and the train journeys mean the reading list is looking pretty normal.  In case you missed it, there was a bonus post last week – check out my Books to read while the World Cup is on and if you’re about to go on holiday, don’t forget my Beach reading picks either.

Read:

M is for Malice by Sue Grafton

Gender Games by Juno Dawson

A Presumption of Death by Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L Sayers

Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern

Picked Off by Linda Lovely

The Bashful Bride by Vanessa Riley

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Rivers of London Water Weed 1 by Ben Aaronovitch et al

Started:

N is for Noose by Sue Grafton

Richardson Scores again by Basil Thomson

Still reading:

The Glitter and the Gold by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

The Templars by Dan Jones

Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran

Slay in your Lane by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Two ebooks bought, and a small stack of comics and graphic novels…

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The Week In Books: June 11 – June 17

A bit more finished this week compared to last week – but the list is still looking a bit thin.  But actually more progress made than this suggests.  Onwards and upwards!

Read:

Angelina’s Choice by Nick Bryan

Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

Secrets, Lies and Crawfish Pies by Abby L Vandiver

L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton

Frost in May by Antonia White

Started:

A Presumption of Death by Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L Sayers

Slay in your Lane by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

M is for Malice by Sue Grafton

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Still reading:

The Glitter and the Gold by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

The Templars by Dan Jones

Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran

Gender Games by Juno Dawson

One book bought.  Progress again!

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The Week In Books: June 4 – June 10

Ummmm.  Yeah.  So I thought I didn’t read much last week – and then this week I read even less.  Why?  Well it was a super busy week at work – and then I spent the weekend back at my old Uni celebrating 50 years of the student radio station that I spent so many hours* in over the course of my degree.  And just like back in my undergrad days – I spent so much time with my student radio friends that I didn’t really do anything else.  And you know what?  I’m not even sorry.  There’ll be other weeks and more time to read – but the chance to spend time with people you haven’t seen in a decade doesn’t come around every day.  In fact, this was the biggest gathering of  us all since a bunch of them graduated at the end of my second year, right before I went off to spend my year in France.  And it was amazing.

Read:

One Man’s Meat by Colin Watson

Old Baggage by Lissa Evans

Murder in the Telephone Exchange by June Wright

Started:

Gender Games by Juno Dawson

Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

Still reading:

The Glitter and the Gold by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

The Templars by Dan Jones

Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran

L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton

Angelina’s Choice by Nick Bryan

One book bought – and I was so busy catching up with my friends that I didn’t go into even one of the Oxfam bookshops in York, let alone both of them, so no books bought!

*Probably more hours than I spent on my actual degree if I’m honest.  But hey, I honestly believe that I wouldn’t be have the career I have in my day job without all those hours.

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The Week In Books: May 28 – June 3

A slower week than usual for me in the end.  I had some fun days out with my sister and a night out with a friend and that – coupled with work – meant I read less than I was hoping to.  Still at least the May stats were healthy and I’ve got the rest of June to get myself back on track!  On the brightside, the a few of the books that I did read came from the to-read shelf so at least I got that down a little bit!

Read:

K is for Killer by Sue Grafton

The Naked Nuns by Colin Watson

Richardson’s First Case by Basil Thomson

Strangers in Fleet Street by Sylvia Edwards

Lords and Ladies: A Play by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Irana Brown

Lord of Misrule by Sally Wentworth

Sex Criminals: Vol 1 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

Started:

L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton

Angelina’s Choice by Nick Bryan

Murder in the Telephone Exchange by June Wright

Still reading:

The Glitter and the Gold by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

The Templars by Dan Jones

Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran

Only one ebook bought – and another one that I had pre-ordered turned up this week too.  Sidenote: I love it when a book that you preordered arrives and you’d completely forgotten that its release day was imminent and you have a little unexpected (and guilt-free!) treat waiting for you on the Kindle (or occasionally on the doorstep).

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The Week In Books: May 21 – May 27

I took advantage of the bank holiday weekend and the healthy state of my read list of the week to do a bit of a 50 pages and out cull on the to-read shelves. And I gave up on the Stella Gibbons too – I think there may have been a reason why that one was unpublished in her lifetime!  I’m also quite pleased with my progress over the last couple of weeks in getting the long-running pile down too.  Go me.

Read:

Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

The Flaxborough Crab by Colin Watson

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

J is for Judgement by Sue Grafton

Broomsticks over Flaxborough by Colin Watson

A Most Novel Revenge by Ashley Weaver

39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti

Started:

K is for Killer by Sue Grafton

Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran

Still reading:

The Glitter and the Gold by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

The Templars by Dan Jones

Three e-books bought.  No actual books – and I’ve cleared a bit of space on the shelf too.  Bonus.