This week in books

This Week in Books (January 4th 2017)


This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found . A similar meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

∧ Then ∧ How to Throw Your Life Away, Laurie Ellingham


Have you ever wondered how much it would take to make you snap? For thirty-two year old Katy Davenport it was the littlest thing… All her boyfriend of five years had to do was answer her question about dinner. Not ignore her. Not continue to watch the football like she didn’t exist.

In that moment Katy snaps. One moment of insanity and Katy throws her life away.

The policeman who arrests her laughs. Her best friend cheers. And her anger management counsellor insists on embarrassing her in front of the entire class. For Katy this is just the beginning as she struggles to find her place in a whole new world where her ex-boyfriend refuses to move out of her house, and Katy finds herself snapping again and again. Will Katy be able to control her anger for long enough to pick up the pieces of her life?

How To Throw Your Life Away was everything I needed it to be: light, fun and cute.

≈ Now ≈ Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater


The third installment in the all-new series from the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.

I have missed the author’s writing. It feels like coming back to the first book. So far, no complaints.

∨ Next ∨ PsychoAnalysis, V.R. Stone


A serial killer who wants to quit. A detective struggling to keep his personal life out of a murder hunt. And a celebrity psychiatrist facing an incredible challenge. Three damaged individuals, linked by their traumatic histories. They’ve chosen very different paths. Now those paths are about to cross.

Sarah Silver is a hedge fund manager – from Monday to Friday she makes a killing in the markets. At weekends, though, she hunts men, not profits. Martin White used to be a brilliant detective. But his family, judgement and self-control are deserting him. And Karl Gross has sold millions of books on serial killers. However he’s a controversial figure in the medical community.

Can Martin keep it together and catch a killer who commits almost perfect crimes? Is Karl capable of unravelling Sarah’s psyche and putting an end to the killing? Or will she disappear when she realises that the hunter has become the hunted?

PsychoAnalysis is a psychological crime thriller that explores the grey area between good and evil. Why would a woman kill for fun? Can she be understood? Can she be stopped?

Look at that beautiful cover! Add the promising blurb and you have me really excited to read this!

Have you read any of those books? What is on your list this week?
Do share in the comments:)
Happy reading

36 thoughts on “This Week in Books (January 4th 2017)”

  1. Well I don’t have to tell you that I’m most interested in Psycho Analysis, do I ;-)? There are not enough female serial killers in books! Why is that? Because women are considered more empathic and emotional or what? You’re going to beat me to it no doubt, but I hope to read and review this one in February. Look forward to your review and comparing notes.


    1. I don’t understand why they aren’t more female serial killers in books. Women have proved to be just as manipulative and crazy as men. Some might be even worse, which gives a lot of potential for stories. I hope we both find what we’re looking for in this book!


    1. I really loved The Raven Boys, that’s why I decided to keep reading the series despite being absolutely bored with the second book. I’m so glad the third book looks much better! 🙂

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  2. “How to throw Your Life Away” reads like a repetition of my late 20s.. sigh. They were not fun for me, but I am sure provided hours of entertainment for others 😉 And let me just sit here and swoon over the cover for Psycho Analysis.. I hope that one is good ❤


    1. Haha, 20s are tricky. I’m such a boring girl that nothing really happened / is happening (just realized I’m still in it. I feel so old, hahah!). I’m all for Crazy 30s xD

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  3. I’m glad How To Throw Your Life Away was everything you needed it to be Donna, certainly a nice way to start your reading year during 2017! 😀 Also I can’t wait to see what you think of Blue Lily Lily Blue. I love The Raven Cycle series and I thought the series got better and better with each book so i hope you enjoy this one as much as I did (and then go on to enjoy The Raven King even more!)
    I haven’t heard of Psycho Analysis before but wow that cover is certainly eye catching. I hope the book is just as amazing! 😀


    1. I was surprised to like the characters so much, How to Throw Your Life Away is a cute story 🙂 I’m so happy to report that I’m halfway through Blue Lily, Lily Blue and loving it!

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  4. Ooooh The Raven Cycle! You totally reminded me I have to continue this series ASAP! I read the first book ages ago, but somehow I never picked up the sequel. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading!


    1. I did not wait too long between the first and second book in The Raven Cycle but I was so disappointed by The Dream Thieves that I took a break. But I love the characters and the writing too much and I’m really happy I did not give up because the third book is really good!
      Happy reading 🙂

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      1. That’s great to hear! I’m definitely going to find time this year to finish this series now. I still have to get the fourth book though…


  5. Psycho Analysis sounds reaaaally fun. The cover is a plus too! Got to say that the title is one of those jokes that would just go around as a kid. Who would’ve thought that someone would actually use it as a title for a book (and potentially make a good story out of it?)

    – Lashaan


    1. Haha Fun is not the word lots of people use for this kind of thrillers, but it really was fun in its way 😀 I keep thinking the cover would look good as a painting in my living room.

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