Hello and welcome to another weekly round up of bookish stuff. It has been a really good week for books this week, although the postie may not have agreed.
I bought and received my first ever My Chronicle Book Box, I selected the Crime box and I love it. The detail that goes into these boxes is amazing, I loved the Christmas themed wrapping, red and green, and the book was beautifully wrapped, so much so that I was a little reluctant to spoil it by opening it to get to the book. There was also a brilliant journal that is going to be great for me trying to be organised for next year…😬
If you don’t want to see what was in it then scroll past the next 2 photos really fast!
I also received two more books that I had pre-ordered ages ago. The first is a very special book and that is the collection of short stories that has been compiled by Emma Mitchell. I already have a digital advanced readers copy that I have read for my stop on the Blog Tour. But as all the procceds are going to support our troops then getting my own physical copy of this book was a no-brainier and it supports such a good cause. The finished copy is gorgeous 😍
The next one to arrive in the post was the second book in the Washington Poe series, yep it is Black Summer by M.W. Craven and I cannot wait to get into it. The Puppet Show was an amazing read and I loved evrything about it. Woe betide anyone that tries to speak to me when I sit down to read this one… you think I’m joking!!!! 😂
Now then to the books I have read this week…
Gone by Leona Deakin
I really enjoyed this book and such a good read for fans of psychological thriller. The basic premise is a birthday card is received with a message asking them if they would like to play a game. The recipient then just disappears, walking away from their lives with just the clothes on their back, the only clue is the mysterious birthday card. I loved the way this book panned out and it has a reasonable believe-ability to it. It had me nervously flipping the pages to see how it turned out. Keep an eye out for my review as part of the Blog Tour soon.
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
This is one that I had on NetGalley so I am really pleased to have read another from that TBR. This is a twisted and quite sinister book and another that is a psychological thriller. I read somewhere about this being compared to Dexter and something else but I can’t remember what it was, but Dexter was a TV series I loved, and yes I can see why it has been compared to it. This book is a prime example of not knowing what goes on behind closed doors and then it has been taken several steps further. I really enjoyed this and a review will follow soon.
Why She Ran by Geraldine Hogan
This week seems to have been a thriller week, Why She Ran is a mystery thriller that I again really enjoyed. This is the second book in the Detective Iris Locke series and I wish I had read the first one before diving into this one. While it does read very well as a stand-alone, there are various things that are mentioned that I wanted to know more about, the author does give the basics to keep the reader up to speed, but I wanted to know more. This is a story of two stories that are linked, one is the murder of a nurse, the other is the disappearance of a vulnerable teen. As well as these stories, there are the personal lives of the two investigating officers. Another Blog Tour book that I will have a review for soon.
Violya by Rosalyn Kelly
I have just started this book, it is the second in The Heart of the Mountains series, I had the privalidge of reading the first in the series Melokai about this time two years ago. Melokai was an amazing read and I have been eagerly awaiting the continuation of this series.
Non Bookish stuff…
I don’t include many photo’s of my boys on my blog, but occasionally I get to snap the odd photo. Billy was keeping the OH’s chair warm and being a proper lounge lizard…
And Buster realised the sun had peeped out and was shining on a spot near him, he managed to get up enough energy to move his nose…
Talk about a dog’s life, energetic they were not 😂
Well that is me all about done for the week. I have tried to turn my attention to the books I have read this year that I have absolutely loved. This is not easy and trying to get a post of the “Best Books of the Year” it is difficult to narrow down, well I have read over 200 books this year, so I have around 40 books that will make the Best Books post! I am planning this post as my last post before Christmas and then I will take a blogging break over the Christmas period.
I wish everyone a good week ahead and Happy Reading ❤