My Week In Books (w/e 1st March) #BookNews #BookUpdates #MeAndMyBooks

Well we are in March another month closer to warm sunshine ( I hope!) I have tulips in bud int he garden and if I could get on my veg garden I could actually pick some rhubarb, but its so soggy I would be up to my armpits in mud before I get to them.

February was quite a month, it was my Mum & Dad’s Golden Wedding Anniversary, my 3rd year as a Book Blogger and also my actual Birthday ๐Ÿ˜€

Now let me share what I am listening to this week. It happens to be the same Audiobook that Nicki at The Secret Library Book Blog is listening to and we had a conversation about one of our childhood favs. I am on about The Wind In The Willows, this version is narrated by Michael Horden. He was the original voice of Badger in the old TV series and I think we are both agrred that Michael is the only possible narrator for this story…

Now what have I read?..

Last week I had only just started…

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins is the story of how far a mother would go to save her son from cartels. This is a story that follows the pair as they flee their home and make the trek into the US in the hope that they can be safe. The author does mention at the beginning that she wants to highlight the journey that many people make as they flee various South American countries. I found this book to be a very good read and it definitely highlighted some of the more dangerous aspects of crossing the border from fellow travellers and unscrupulous guards but also the generosity of people. A eye-opening book that really enjoyed reading.

Belvedere Crescent by Misha Herwin was a fabulous read and it is a story that dips its toes in a few different genres. It told the story of two sisters and a house and its past inhabitants. It was an atmospheric read and at times quite chilling and was thoroughly addictive. You can read my full review HERE.

I am a huge fan of Tony Forder‘s Bliss series and Endless Silent Scream is another that I would definitely recommend. I have had this book for a little while now and my fingers have been itching to get to it but other commitments held me back until now. This is a book that had me on my toes right the way through. It is the 6th in the series and there are mentions of previous things and so obviously yes you should read the series! Keep an eye out for the upcoming Blog Tour.

Botany For Artists by Sarah Simblet is a gorgeous book that I received and immediately fell in love with. It is full of gorgeous illustrations, studies and photographs as well as being full of tips and hints. I do like drawing and this book is good for inspiration as well as being a great book to flick through.

This is the first book by Steph Broadribb that I have read, I originally planned on reading the previous books in the series… yeah well me and plans and books… say no more!!! So as I had not read the previous books I was delighted to find that Deep Dark Night worked really well as a stand-alone, a tense and pacy read that I absolutely loved and wished i had read the previous books as there are threads there were mentions of past stories that were very tantalising. Full review will be part of the upcoming Blog Tour.

I have just finished reading…

Bury Them Deep by James Oswald is a blooming brilliant read and I am still trying to process my thoughts into some sort of review! It is a book that has a wonderful sinister air to it and of secrets that shock. Fabulous plots and sub-plots that move the story along at a good pace. This is a book that can be read as a stand-alone even though it is the 10th in the series. Definitely recommended, review will follow when I can sort out my thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

What I shall be reading next…

I could read a Blog Tour book or one off my TBR, but right at this moment (well as I finish up this post) I may just watch a film ๐Ÿ™‚

Well that’s me done for another week,

I wish you all a safe and enjoyable week ahead

Yvonne xx

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