My Week In Books (w/e 21/07/19) #MeAndMyBooks

Another week has come and gone, how the hell does time go so fast! Another week and a bit and it’s August…unbeeleeivable!!!

I have spent quite a bit of time this weekend stalking on Facebook 😉😂 I loved looking through the photo’s that people have been posting of Harrogate, jealous that I still have not go to an amazing festival but more determined that I will get there one day!

So last on last weeks bookish catch-up post I mentioned not having much concentration for reading and I was only reading in short bursts. Well this week I have read 4…YEP! FOUR WHOLE BOOKS!!!! And one was 780 pages long…Woohoo…oops having a moment there… sorry about that…NOT! 😂😂

Let me show you what I read!

Fisrt up was…

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig… This is fablous and I loved, loved, loved every single one of the 780 pages. I have a feeling this will feature in my Top Reads of the Year list.

This is a sci-fi story as such, but it definitely didn’t feel like one because it had an air of possibility about it. There are some wonderful characters who become memorable for the part they play. Whether they are good, bad or indecisive, you will make your own mind up. A story that has heart, a story of family, loyalty, doing the right thing and also of fear, anger, extremism, society breakdown, and an apocalyptic, end of days message. It is a fabulous story that I was hooked into immediately and flew through. It is a thriller in some ways, but also of family.

You can see my full review HERE

Next up is…

The Secret Cove in Craotia by Julie Caplin… I enjoyed this story a lot and the author did a fantastic job of transporting me to the sun, sea and super yachts of this gorgeous sounding are. A wonderful story that I will review as part of the Blog tour.

Here’s what the synopsis says…

Sail away to beautiful Croatia for summer sun, sparkling turquoise seas and a will-they-won’t-they romance you won’t be able to put down!

When no-nonsense, down-to-earth Maddie Wilcox is offered the chance to work on a luxury yacht for the summer, she can’t say no. Yes she’ll be waiting on the posh guests… But island-hopping around the Adriatic sea will more than make up for it – especially when Nick, her best friend Nina’s brother, is one of them.

Sparks fly when they meet on board and Maddie can’t believe self-entitled jerk Nick is really related to Nina. But in a secret, picture-perfect cove, away from the real world, Maddie and Nick discover they might have more in common than they realise…

Next I read…

Battleground by Rachel churcher… it is a novella for the series and is a really good read. It has plenty of action and is a fast paced book that is a dystopian story. Again you will be able to see myreview later this week.

Here’s the synopsis…

Sixteen-year-old Bex Ellman has been drafted into an army she doesn’t support and a cause she doesn’t believe in. Her plan is to keep her head down, and keep herself and her friends safe – until she witnesses an atrocity she can’t ignore, and a government conspiracy that threatens lives all over the UK. With her loyalties challenged, Bex must decide who to fight for – and who to leave behind.

The Battle Ground series is set in a dystopian near-future UK, after Brexit and Scottish independence.

Then I read…

David Mogo – Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa… an urban fantassy read set in Nigeria. David is a demi god and hunts gods who have fallen to earth. This is an interesting because there is a good amount of Nigerian culture that is included, and I will have a review later in the week as part of the Blog Tour.

Here is the synopsis…

Nigerian God-Punk – a powerful and atmospheric urban fantasy set in Lagos.

Since the Orisha War that rained thousands of deities down on the streets of Lagos, David Mogo, demigod, scours Eko’s dank underbelly for a living wage as a freelance Godhunter. Despite pulling his biggest feat yet by capturing a high god for a renowned Eko wizard, David knows his job’s bad luck. He’s proved right when the wizard conjures a legion of Taboos—feral godling-child hybrids—to seize Lagos for himself. To fix his mistake and keep Lagos standing, David teams up with his foster wizard, the high god’s twin sister and a speech-impaired Muslim teenage girl to defeat the wizard.

That’s my books for the week. I have one more to Blog Tour Book to read and then I no more until September. I am planning on spending time reading books for my #20 Books of Summer. I have made some changes to my original list just because I can.

Non Bookishness this week involved a trip to my favourite local spot. It is a little gem owned by the National Trust and a little off the beaten track, but to be fair almost anything in Cornwall is opff the beaten track.

Godolphin House is a small but beautiful little place, with lovely gardens and grounds. Whenever I go there I grab a coffee, a cheese scone and grab one the picnic blankets that are available to use. It is where I go to unwind, relax, and just generally chill out. Here are a few pics…

Right then time to wish you all the best for another week and mutter those immortal words…”That’s all Folks!” 💖

13 thoughts on “My Week In Books (w/e 21/07/19) #MeAndMyBooks

  1. I have Wanderers by Chuck Wendig on my tbr – and even bought the hardcover book, but with 780 pages this is a MONSTER – lol.

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