The Week In Books: May 15 – May 21

Lots of cozy crime novels this week – but I’ve also read a fair bit more of some of the long runners, just not finished them.  I’ve also given up on one, which I just couldn’t get in to.  Hey ho.  Nights started on Sunday night (so hopefully I’ll just be waking up from a good days sleep as this publishes) so expect cozy crime and romance next week as my tired brain struggles with anything more complicated!

Read:

A Reference to Murder by Kym Roberts

The Woodpecker Always Pecks Twice by JR Ripley

Ivy Get Your Gun by Cindy Brown

Uniformly Dead by Greta Mckennan

Lumberjanes Vol 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson et al

Angel Catbird Vol 2: To Castle Catula by Margaret Atwood et al

Started:

The Death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson

Still reading:

Kick by Paula Byrne

Reel History: The World According to the Movies by Alex von Tunzelmann

One book bought – because it just happened to be in my Amazon basket when I was buying some other bits.  Or at least that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

 

The Week In Books: May 8 – May 14

A really good week’s reading – with emotion, mystery, romance and daring do in science fiction among my books.

Read:

Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie

Hospitality and Homicide by Lynn Cahoon

Always On My Mind by Jill Shalvis

Snowmen in Paradise by Kathi Daley

The Home Crowd Advantage by Ben Aaronovitch

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

A Rare Book of Cunning Devices by Ben Aaronovitch

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

Started:

The Headmistress by Angela Thirkell

 

Still reading:

The May Queen by Helen Irene Young

Kick by Paula Byrne

Reel History: The World According to the Movies by Alex von Tunzelmann

Only one book bought, so that’s progress on the previous week.

The Week In Books: May 1 – May 7

A really mixed bag this week – there are some good things in there, but a couple of real clunkers as well.  Still, it was ever thus.

Read:

Murder is the Main Course by Shawn Reilly Simmons

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman

The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor

Big City Heat by David Burnsworth

It Had To Be You by Jill Shalvis

The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

Started:

Kick by Paula Byrne

Reel History: The World According to the Movies by Alex von Tunzelmann

Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie

 

Still reading:

The May Queen by Helen Irene Young

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

If you read this week’s Recommendsday post, you’ll already know that I’ve had a lapse in willpower this week. The final total was eight ebooks bought…

The Week In Books: April 24 – April 30

In keeping with the spring season, I’ve had a clear out of ongoing books this week – jettisoning a couple of lingerers that I just couldn’t get on with.  Hey ho.  Not as much new stuff read this week as I would like – I’ve been re-reading a couple of childhood favourites alongside the new stuff and got a bit side tracked.  I wish I could add the Chalet School and Richenda to this list, but I know that first read it in about 1995!

Read:

Bikinis in Paradise by Kathi Daley

The Good, the Bad and the Emus by Donna Andrew

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear

The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards

Good Dog McTavish by Meg Rosoff

Started:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

Still reading:

Big City Heat by David Burnsworth

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

The May Queen by Helen Irene Young

Three ebooks bought in various Bank Holiday sales – but one of them was an e-copy of a book I already have in hardback – and one print book.  So not too bad.

The Week In Books: April 17 – April 23

An interesting week – with a mixed bag of books all around.

Read:

No Charm Intended by Mollie Cox Bryan

After Hello by Mhairi McFarlane

Regency Fire by Bridget Barton

Dandy Gilver and the Reek of Herrings by Catriona McPherson

The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin

Maskerade by Terry Pratchett

Started:

The May Queen by Helen Irene Young

Still reading:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

Big City Heat by David Burnsworth

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards

Two print books and two ebooks bought.  Not too bad

The Week In Books: April 10 – April 16

Not as much read as I wanted this week – it all got a little bit busy.  If you’re still looking for something to read this Bank Holiday Monday, check out my Easter reading recommendations.

Read:

A Night of No Return by Sarah Morgan

The Apple Orchard by Veronica Henry

Masquerade by Victoria Vale

Death of a Dumb Bunny by Melanie Jackson

Dandy Gilver and a Most Misleading Habit by Catriona McPherson

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Started:

The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards

Still reading:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

Big City Heat by David Burnsworth

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

There were some really good deals for the bank holiday weekend (see earlier post) so I ended up buying two ebooks.

The Week In Books: April 3 – April 9

A busy week of nightshifts – and then sleeping them off.  So not as much read as I was hoping, but there was some good stuff in there.

Read:

Somebody’s Baby by Donna Alward

The Whole Art of Detection by Lynsday Faye

Treasure in Paradise by Kathi Daley

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

The Rising of the Larks by Cris Johnson

Started:

Big City Heat by David Burnsworth

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Still reading:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

But on the brightside, I didn’t buy any books – which is *really* unusual for nightshifts.  Really unusual.  I had to check twice to make sure I hadn’t succumbed to the urge to buy books in the early hours.  But I didn’t.  I really didn’t!