What have you been reading this week?
I’ll be honest, in terms of reading, it’s not gone well this week. I think I went too far with the blogging and just overstretched myself. I was so tired most evenings that I couldn’t face doing anything. So, I thought I’d catch up with an audiobook but that didn’t exactly go to plan either. It just means that I’ll have to work hard to catch up in order to complete my October reading challenge. Very very hard.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW –Sunset by Jessie Cave
I’m finally getting on top of my post-holiday reviews. The next book that I devoured on my week off was this debut by Jessie Cave. When I bought this, I had a completely different idea of what it would be. The bright pink cover didn’t convey the emotional journey I was about to go through. But was it emotional because of the quality or the story? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Everybody Is Talking About Jamie (2021)
I wouldn’t exactly say that everybody is talking about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie but Prime was definitely trying hard to convince me to watch it. With nothing else lined up for this week, I decided to give it a go. I’ve never seen the musical it was based on or even watched the documentary the musical was based on. Would it appeal? Head over to my review to find out.
- BOOK REVIEW –Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
The final book that I read over my holiday is one that has been sat on my shelf for ages. I’ve not read anything by Jasper Fforde before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I just loved the idea of the story. It was a bit like Snowpiercer but set in Wales and minus the train. Would it be everything I wanted it to be? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- BOOKISH POST -October Pre-Orders
I had meant to post my final review for my September reads but I couldn’t face it. So, instead, I decided to share the titles that I’d pre-ordered for this month. It wasn’t as many as I did in September but there were plenty that I was looking forward to. What were they? Head over to my post and you’ll see.
- Toward Zero by Agatha Christie
My first read of October was this Agatha Christie novel. It’s not one of my all-time favourites but I do think it’s an interesting novel. It’s another on her list of favourites but it’s not one of her most loved books. Is it worth reading? I’d say so but don’t expect to be blown away.
- Burn by Patrick Ness
I started reading this a while ago and I just haven’t finished it. I’ve barely read anything. The chapters seem so long to face before bed. Although, they’re not actually that long but I’ve not been in the best mindset this week. I’m going back to my normal blogging schedule this week, so I should be in a better position to read more.
Even with my pre-orders making their way over, I was still taken in by a fantastic exclusive edition that I saw on Instagram. So, of course, I had to make a purchase from Waterstones. What did I buy?
- Reprieve by James Han Mattson: The book that started it off. I saw the Waterstones exclusive edition on Instagram and fell in love at first sight. The lime green and red cover may be garish but it’s beautiful. And don’t even get me started on the blood drip sprayed edge. How dare a book look this good!
- The Monsters of Rookhaven by Padraig Kenny: I loved Tin by Padraig Kenny, so I was also going to interested in this one. The fact that it’s also the perfect October read just made it more appealing. When I decided that I was going to make a purchase, I knew that I had to get this too.
- Taskmaster– You’ve seen me fall into this pattern before. I get tired and I just revert back to my old favourites. I started watching this show again this week and it’s such a joy.
- Brass Eye – I had the sudden urge to revisit this fantastic series. It’s timeless and always funny. TV just isn’t this good anymore.