What have you been reading this week?
It’s the last day of my holiday and the day before I’m back at work. I’ve had such a good week that I’m really not ready for it to end. I should book off two weeks in future. I need a week away and then a week to recover. Hopefully, I won’t be going back to a load of unanswered emails and jobs that need doing. Ideally, it’ll be a stress free week to ease myself back in. When has that ever happened. As you will have noticed, I haven’t ben blogging this week. Why am I doing an rundown then? Well, I have read a lot of books. At least, a lot for me. It will be a bit of time before I get round to reviewing them all, so I figured why not update you on what I’ve got through.
- The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
My first official holiday read and my second of the week. I’d been looking forward to this sequel since I read the first one. I know some people have suggested that Osman hasn’t managed to match his first novels’ brilliance again but I’d disagree. Is it a very similar story? Yes, but that’s what this genre is. Agatha Christie became one of the bestselling writers in history by sticking to the same sort of plots. Why should Osman do something innovative every time? But this will all be covered in my upcoming review.
- Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
Another book that I was really looking forward to reading. Another pre-order that I was waiting to arrive this month. Unlike Osman, I’m not so easily convinced. I still need to process this one but, I have to say, I’m initially disappointed. Sally Rooney is a great writer but there are flaws in this book that could have been avoided.
- Sunset by Jessie Cave
I bought this a while ago and had intended to pick it up so many times before. I finally did and I’m so glad. This was exactly the pick me up that I needed after BW,WAY. It was such an easy and effortless read. I flew through it because I couldn’t put it down. I’m looking forward to seeing what Cave comes out with next.
- Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
Another book that I’ve had on my shelf for a while. I picked it up now because of the title. I’ll need a few E titles in the coming months and I don’t think I have many. As I’m away and knew that I’d be reading more, I figured that I might as well start this one. It sounds pretty cool.
Almost got away with not buying anything again but we went into Waterstones and needed to make up a Buy One Get One Half Price deal. I say needed but you know what I mean. So I bought The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper. I’ve had my eye on it for a while and this was the perfect excue.
- No TV. Just reading this week.