My Week In Books w/e 17th March

So last week I managed to read 6 books. A good week for reading and a good week for reducing my NetGalley shelf to 14 now. Talking of NetGalley, I had a good peruse through and discovered that they send a weekly update for whats on my shelf. How had I missed this!!, it’s very handy because it lets you know if you have any books to download, how many are on your shelf to be read and also if a book on your shelf has been published.

I am also on Annual leave this coming week, and very pleased about that as well.

Wohoo GIF

I have not got anything planned on the blog, and I may not be as active on social media either. So taking time out and a chance to do a bit of long over-due Blogmin ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So let’s have a look at what I read shall we…

The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson – I bought this one and read it straight away, normally I buy a book and it sits on my tbr for a while. The reason I read this as soon as it arrived through my letterbox was because I had a very nice email from Michael Joseph books inviting me to read the 2nd book via NetGalley.

I loved The Darkness, loved its main protagonist Hulda and you can read my full review HERE


The Island by Ragnar Jonasson – Is the second in the Hidden Iceland Trilogy, and it is different in some ways to the first but still has the same wonderful descriptive, atmospheric details that I am coming to expect from this author. Again this is another one that I absolutely loved and now I have to wait till 2020 until the final book is released… I have it on pre-order


The Rumour by Lesley Kara – I have had this on my TBR since it was first published and I bought the hardback while doing my weekly shopping. I quickly got caught up in the story, a simple rumour that turns this story head over heels. I completely got caught up in this very clever story that had turns I didn’t expect and when I got to the end well… Holy Shit Bags!!!!


A View To A Kilt by Wendy Holden – I received this one via NG, I really liked the idea of the story and it looked like a fun read. While I did enjoy this story and the humour, it didn’t quite hit my expectations, but I still read it and enjoyed it.


The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea by Jaimie Admans – Oh just look at that cover, if that doesn’t cheer you up on a miserable march day then I dont know what will. The story inside is just as stunning as the cover, it had me smiling and smirking on many occasions, some fabulous facts that compliment a not so straight forward romance story.


The Afghan by Andrew Turpin – I have been a fan of this author and his main protagonist Joe Johnson for a while now. I have read the previous books in the series and now there is a prequel, so if you have not come across this author then this is the ideal place to start. It is a prequel to the first 3 books and is a link to the 4th book ‘Stalin’s Final Sting’ Reviews for both books will be on their way soon.

Well that’s it for another week.

Happy Reading Folks ! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

13 thoughts on “My Week In Books w/e 17th March

  1. The Darkness sounds fantastic! I am a big fan of thrillers/mysteries so this has been added to my April TBR list for sure (thank you so much!). I have a must-read book for you called โ€œThe Light of Our Yesterdays โ€ by author Ken Hansen. The two main characters, Chris Huxley, a Homeland Security Investigator, and Tomadus, a prominent Romanus technologist and merchant live in parallel worlds but are deeply connected, one in a world dominated by Muslim rule and the other in todayโ€™s society. A hunt for a terrorist sends Chris on a journey to many historical/religious sites and makes him question his past and his beliefs. Itโ€™s hard for me to fully explain without giving some major WOW moments away so I really hope you will take a peek at his website and check out his book! You will not be disappointed.

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  2. I adored The Rumour! Added it to My Best of 2018 very last minute even though my list was already up, but it was sooooo good and that venomous final sentence ๐Ÿ˜ Have a great holiday!!

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  3. Hey, I want this weekly email from NG too! Wait, no, it’ll make me feel guilty, my shelf is too heavy for now! Haha!
    Great reading week! I have Ragnar’s in audiobook, and I loved The Rumour, it is so good!
    Have a good and relaxing time!

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