Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

My first week back at work hasn’t been too bad I guess. It’s finally getting a bit quieter and less stressful. It’s also been easier to keep up with my reading. So, I managed to finish everything that I needed to for my monthly reading challenge. I also managed to post something on the blog every day to help get on top of my book reviews. That’s the one bad thing about reading so much in a week and something that makes a change from having nothing to write about a guess.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW –Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

I’ve been meaning to read this for a while, so it was pretty lucky when it was chosen by my book club for this month’s read. I wanted to get it done before I went away and listened to the audiobook as I packed. I had expected it to be unnerving and full of suspense. Meaning that I also didn’t expect to be doing a great deal of packing. But did it distract me from my pre-holiday duties? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.

  • BOOK REVIEW –The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

So, you’re probably bored of hearing about the sequel to Richard Osman’s debut novel but I can’t help it. I was excited to read this one, which is why it was the first book I read on my holiday. I enjoyed Osman’s previous book but didn’t think it was a 5 star read. I did think there was a lot of potential for further stories. Would Osman be able create magic this time? Find out by reading my review.

  • BOOK REVIEW –Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Okay, the Richard Osman sequel may be pretty popular but I know that you’ll definitely be sick of this one. It feels like every time I go on Instagram these days Isee someone else posting this book. It’s one of the most highly anticipated books released this year. So, the pressure was on for Sally Rooney to deliver her previous brilliance. Would she be able to? Check out my review to find out.

  • TBT REVIEW – A Bug’s Life (1998)

I don’t think I ever watched A Bug’s Life when I was a child. For years, I thought I had but I don’t think I actually did. I definitely watched Antz, so I guess I assumed that I’d also watched this one. I was only 10, so I can’t imagine that I took a side in fight between Pixar and DreamWorks. Whatever the reason, I decided it was time to watch it. If you’re feeling nostalgic, head over to my review now.

  • BOOKISH POST – September Reading Wrap-Up

We’re at the start of October which means last week saw me post my monthly reading wrap-up. Steptember was the best month that I’ve had in ages and it felt really good to get so many books read. Especially the ones that I’d pre-ordered. Did I read them all? You’ll need to head over to my post to see.

  • BOOKISH POST – Spell the Month in Book Titles: September

Alongside my reading wrap-up, it was also time to post my results for the self-imposed reading challenge that I set myself in January. September is one long month and I wasn’t convinced that I’d manage all 9 letters. Especially as I seem to lack both E and R titles. Did I managed it? You’ll only know by reading my post.

Just Read

  • Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

I started off reading the book of this but it was hefty. Instead, I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it on the way home from my holiday. Then I finished it off on my first day back at work. It’s nice to have finally read this books after having it for a few years. Was it worth the wait? Not so sure.

  • Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer

My final read of the month and one that I picked up at random. Well, not random because I’d been curious about it since watching the Netflix adaptation. I hadn’t been impressed by the film but I figured that I might feel differently about the book.

Currently Reading

  • Toward Zero by Agatha Christie

Why not start October with a Christie novel? It’s not one of my favourites as I think it’s one of her middling books. However, Agatha herself really liked this one so I always want to love it. I think it’s got some interesting characters but there’s just a lot going on.

Book Haul

There are a few October pre-orders coming in now and I have ordered another. I’d been eyeing up Stanley Tucci’s Taste for ages and, once I remembered a £10 voucher I had to use, decided to treat myself to the Signed Edition for half the normal price. I can’t wait.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Lucifer– I’m still trying to stick to holiday mode and limit my watching time, so I’ve avoided screens this week. Although, on Saturday I did start watching the final season of this show. It’s been great but I wasn’t convinced that a final season was necessary. I’m ready to be proved wrong.

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