My Week In Books (w/e 17th May) #bookupdates #BooksRead #MeAndMyBooks

Well what a nice week this week has been. I’ve finally managed to get my runner beans and peas planted out in the garden. The flower side of the garden is starting to come into its own with Lupins, rose, irises, granny’s bonnet and crab apple blossom making a pretty sight to see. My garden is a tranquil place and I take regular breaks to sit and read a chapter or more and having a coffee.

So let me show you what I have read this week…

I am a big fan of Jane Corry and her latest book I Made a Mistake is one hell of a read. This is the story of one mistake that had very dangerous consequences, it is a brilliant read and has a few really good twists that completely caught me out. Excellent read for fans of thrillers that have a domestic and psychological angles.


Rachel Rhys took me to 1950’s Cuba in her new book Island of Secrets and it was a fabulous read. It is a historical fiction read that I adored and everything felt so right as I read it. The back drop of Cuba and the unrest was a really good contrast to the celebrity world that is the main focus of the story. A wonderful story for historical fiction readers.


Emma Murray created a wonderful story about being a first time Mum in todays fast paced world and the pitfalls of social media in Time Out. Saoirse (pronounced Seersha) is struggling to come to terms with the demands of motherhood and how her relationship has changed. This is a bit of a no holds barred story that I found amusing at times but also that I could sympathise with as she found that other mums use social media like a competition, adding extra pressure to be the perfect mum of a perfect child! A very enjoyable read that has a message behind it.


I enjoyed this murder mystery and it is the first book I have read by Leighann Dobbs. Murder on a Mississippi Steamboat is set in the 1920’s and is a very enjoyable read and has a feel of Agatha Christie mixed with Jessica Fletcher (Murder She Wrote) feel to it. Flamboyant guests, intriguing storyline and a Murder writer and her niece make this a good book for fans of cosy mystery reads. I definitely enjoyed it and I look forward to reading more by this author as she has loads of books already published.


I am still currently listening to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy read by Stephen Fry, to be honest I have spent more time outside in the garden so have not really listened to much of it but I am about 1/3 of the way through.

Well that’s it for me this week. I wish you all the very best for the week ahead

Yvonne xx

Many thanks for reading my post, a like or share would be amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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