This week in books

This Week in Books (September 20th 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.

My last TWIB post was on August 23rd! So much has happened since then but unfortunately, it’s been quiet book-wise!

∧ Then ∧ Reach for the Stars, Colleen Coleman

reach for the stars

When Evelyn Dooley married her high-school sweetheart, James, she thought she was set for life. Now she’s 28, single, and fleeing to Dublin from her small hometown to avoid the gossip surrounding their break-up.

This was not in her five-year plan.

Then a chance encounter with gorgeous musician Danny leads to an unlikely friendship, and soon the pair are running music nights together. Surrounded by new friends and a welcoming community, Evelyn is building a life that she really loves – and sparks are beginning to fly between her and Danny…

But when her savings run out and home beckons, Evelyn has to choose. The safe, comfortable life she left behind, or a new adventure with Danny? Will Evelyn flee back to the familiarity of her ex, or reach for the stars and take a leap into the unknown?

Review to be published tomorrow as part of the blog tour!

≈ Now ≈ The Missing Ones, Patricia Gibney / L’industrie des lettres, OBB / L’empoisonneuse d’Istanbul, Petros Markaris/ And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie / Hiver, short stories

the missing ones

When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how?

The trail leads Lottie to St. Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.

As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?

Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice.

Time for me to read the first book before continuing with the series!!! I don’t have much time for personal reads, though 😦

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This book related the history of the publishing industry and was written by one of my teachers, OBB! It’s a very cool addition to the class so I can get deeper into the subject, and feel smarter, haha!

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A mandatory read I have been putting off forever!

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First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.


Finally reading a Christie in the original version! No big enthusiasm, though, as it’s for a presentation!



Short stories about winter and what it does… Mandatory stories I’m supposed to review for the “how to review books” class.

∨ Next ∨ The Mistake, K.L. Slater

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You think you know the truth about the people you love.

But one discovery can change everything…

Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later, he is found dead.

Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy’s death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother?

Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life. But one day Ronnie falls ill, and Rose goes next door to help him… and what she finds in his attic room turns her world upside down.

Rose thought she knew the truth about what happened to Billy. She thought she knew her neighbour. Now the only thing she knows is that she is in danger…

I am overly excited to begin this book!!!!

That’s it for this week! What’s on your reading list? Let me know!!

33 thoughts on “This Week in Books (September 20th 2017)”

  1. Looks like you’ve got a varied week of reading material there! 🙂 I shall look out for your review on the blog tour. I’m intrigued about your thoughts on that book!


  2. I can’t wait to read The Mistake too. I hope to get started next week. I hope that you are enjoying The Missing Ones. It was long but quite interesting.

    Enjoy your books this week and happy reading 🙂


      1. I think that is what happened to me. I do struggle with long reads so I stayed away from the next books because I assumed they were also long. Glad you are enjoying it though.


  3. Oh that sounds interesting, the How To Review Books class! Reading a mandatory read by Agatha Christie doesn’t sound so bad to me, I’ve read plenty when I was young and she was the first author to introduce me to mystery! OK I do like the sound of The Mistake best and I still haven’t started on the first one yet :-(. I’m reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and I love it :-).


    1. It’s… weird! I have my style and I like to be free when writing them or the inspiration goes away so I’ll do the first my way and see what the teacher says. Then I’ll go from there, but I don’t want it to make me question my own style because I have so much fun writing with every review now! Agatha Christie makes me happy! I’m finally getting one in English! So happy you’re enjoying your current read, I feel weeks are better when a good story is at hand 🙂 xx

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  4. Ohh Reach for the stars sounds like a fun read, definitley the kind of book I’d turn to – I’ll look forward to reading your review my Sweechie! ❤ I hope all the required reading isn't too…boring, ahah 🙂


    1. It was a very good book for a nice and deserved break, haha! The mandatory reads are mostly… not too bad haha! And I get to choose on which book I do presentations and write reviews! Plus, next semester we’re studying thrillers and police procedurals! Can’t wait!!!

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  5. I can never read more than one book at a time so I’m kind of in awe of how you’re currently reading five books (or at least you have five books in the ‘Now’ section of this post).
    Seems like you’ve got a wide variety of genres, so I really hope you enjoy them all Meggy, and Reach for the Stars looks like such a fun book, I can’t wait to see your review for that one. 🙂


    1. Haha, I have no choice but to have plenty of books read at the same time! If before, I buried myself under books, now it’s work that’s trying to kill me with books, but I’m loving it!
      I’m thankful I still have time for personal books to review, I’d miss it too much! Today I have three reviews to write and I’m a bit nervous cos I haven’t done it in three weeks!

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  6. I love the Lottie Parker series so far! Actually requested book number three the other day haha. I loved And Then There Were None! And I can’t wait to see what you think of The Mistake; I just finished it and although it’s not my favorite I still thought it was very good. Happy reading my dear! xx


      1. Wow you’re on a role! I have at least three reviews pending and the only thing I’ve been doing during the last three days is trying to learn how to crochet. xD


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