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!

 

The Week In Books: March 27 – April 2

A more normal/typical week this week – back at work, rushed off my feet and exhausted (I know, so soon after my holiday) so everything was fairly easy on my brain.  And the dreaded nightshifts have started (fingers crossed I’m asleep when this publishes or I won’t be worth knowing at work tonight), so I don’t see this situation changing at all in the next seven days.

Read:

House at the Corner by Enid Blyton

Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes

The Six Bad Boys by Enid Blyton

The Decorator Who Knew Too Much by Diane Vallere

American Gods: Shadows 1 by Neil Gaiman, Scott Hampton et al

Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

Started:

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

Still reading:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

The Whole Art of Detection by Lynsday Faye

On the brightside, I didn’t buy anything.  Check me.

The Week In Books: March 20 – March 26

I’ve been on holiday – I wonder if you can tell.  And yes, I did do things other than reading – we drove the whole way around Fuerteventura and I walked along a lot of beaches!

Read:

The Roanoake Girls by Amy Engle

The Accidental Detective by Michael RN Jones

Sam Keddie: An Introduction by Paddy Magrane

See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne

One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano

Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey

Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens

My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch

Tightening the Threads by Lea Waite

Forever Geek by Holly Smale

Rosie’s Little Café on the Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet

Double Up by Gretchen Archer

Shock and Awe by Simon Reynolds

Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey

Started:

The Whole Art of Detection by Lynsday Faye

Still reading:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

I bought on ebook – as a kindle daily deal – but that was it. Not bad.

The Week In Books: March 13 – March 19

A varied week in books this week – a non fiction account of addiction, various sorts of crime and some romance. I’m fairly pleased with me! And of course if you missed it over the weekend, do go read my interview with Duncan MacMaster and my review of his new book.

Read:

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

No Way Home by Annette Dashofy

Mystery at Maplemead Castle by Kitty French

Rivers of London: Black Mould 5 by Ben Aaronvitch et al

Rogues’ Holiday by (Margery Allingham writing as) Maxwell March

Blu Heat by David Burnsworth

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

Started:

Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

The Accidental Detective by Michael RN Jones

Still reading:

Shock and Awe by Simon Reynolds

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

I was reasonably good this week – I bought a kindle book and preordered another, but that was it. And I took some library books back as well!

The Week In Books: March 6 – March 12

A better week in reading with a lot of ground covered and a real mix of genres – historical fiction, children’s fiction, mystery, YA, fantasy – and I’ve really enjoyed it!

Read:

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

Seven Scamps by Elinor M Brent-Dyer

HER by Michael R N Jones

The Summer Hideaway by Susan Wiggs

Ballerina Dreams by Michaela DePrince

Dishing the Dirt by M C Beaton

First Women by Kate Andersen Brower

A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

Started:

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

Still reading:

Shock and Awe by Simon Reynolds

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A little bit of backsliding on the book buying front – I picked up a paperback and a kindle book as well.  But I did read three library books and finished a non-fiction book so that’s good for the March targets – and ticked off a few Read Harder categories too.  So it could be worse.

The Week In Books: February 27 – March 5

My brain was still on a bit of a post-nightshifts go-slow this week, but in the end I read quite a bit – and caught up on my comic book reading!

Read:

The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Class by Jenny Colgan writing as Jane Beaton

Balconies and Blue Nets by Mabel Ester Allen

Bitter Harvest by Wendy Tyson

Rivers of London: Black Mould Part 3 by Ben Aaronovitch et al

Rivers of London: Black Mould Part 4 by Ben Aaronovitch et al

Death of a Nurse by MC Beaton

The Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy

Started:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Seven Scamps by Elinor M Brent-Dyer

Still reading:

First Women by Kate Andersen Brower

Shock and Awe by Simon Reynolds

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

A bit of backsliding on the book-buying front – because the theatre bookshop that I walk past on the way to and from work is closing down and having a clear-out sale and I couldn’t resist picking up a few play scripts for Terry Pratchett adaptations…