This week’s ‘Weekly Recap’ was a day late because I had a book tour post scheduled to go up yesterday (which was Sunday), which is why this post is going up on a Monday.
As the blog post title reads, I did not read as much as I would have liked to this week. I was swamped with university work and feeling quite unusually tired throughout the read. That being said, I am feeling a lot better and hope to read much more during the next couple of days.
Let’s get to the recap!
Things That Happened This Week:
- I arrived back from London
After a lovely birthday weekend trip back to London, I arrived back to my university city just in time for my second lecture of that day (had to miss the first one– oops). Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring most of the frickin’ amazing books I was gifted for my birthday. I can’t tell you how difficult it was to choose only a couple of books to take back to university.
- This blog reach 50 followers!
This was practically another birthday present in itself. Thank you to every single one of you who are following this blog. You don’t know how much it means to me. It’s still surreal that we surpassed that little milestone. Here’s to many, many more!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Blog Posts That Were Posted This Week:
- The One About Killer High Schoolers: ‘You’ll Be The Death of Me’ by Karen McManus | Book Review
- FairyLoot October 2021 Unboxing | Bookish Reviews
- The One About Dreamless Sleepers: Dreams Lie Beneath by Rebecca Ross | Book Review
Books That Were Read/Started This Week:
Lies My Memory Told Me
by Sacha Wunsch
This was an okay book.
The idea of Enhanced Memories is kinda cool. The plot started off really well in the beginning but that momentum didn’t last till the end. The ending felt a bit unsatisfying– but that could be because I haven’t processed all my thoughts of this book just yet.
Might write a book review for the blog, so stay tuned!
The Family Upstairs
by Lisa Jewell
I had read ‘Invisible Girl’ by Lisa Jewell before this, and I will definitely say that I prefer this one over the latter. This one was much more fast-paced, tense and overall appealed to my personal taste in thrillers. Really excited to read more from Lisa Jewell.
Full Review will be up soon!
A Window Breaks
by C.M. Ewan
I could not connect with this book at all. The characters were bland, the thriller aspect wasn’t anything exciting or shocking, and the development of the plot itself was a bit slow. I guess slow-burn thrillers aren’t really for me, but if they are for you then this book might appeal to you. The ending wasn’t satisfying either, which was a bit disappointing. I was really looking forward to this book.
Thank you NetGalley, Pan Macmillan for this ARC of A Window Breaks by C. M. Ewan in exchange for an honest review.
by T.M. Logan
This was such an unexpected read. I went into this with zero expectations and bought this solely for the fact that it was recommended to me by a friend, and I’m glad I did.
We always hear about the “mother’s instinct” being right, but what about a father’s instinct?
With the wedding due to happen in only a couple of weeks away, Ed struggles to not only come to terms with accepting the fact that his daughter is getting married, but also keeping his alerting suspicions of here new fiancé at bay.
This was a pretty good book overall. There were some parts where I felt like the story was kind of slow and dragging along, but once a twist happens it is almost impossible to put down. There’s a reason why I love domestic thrillers, and this book is one I would definitely recommend!
Reading/Blogging Plans For Next Week:
- I want to finish one (1) more book before the end of November. I think I might pick ‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman.
- Lots of fun blog posts scheduled to be posted this week, so stay tuned!
- Post more Instagram pictures during this week
- Finish the book review for ‘Lies My Memory Told Me’ for the blog and for Instagram.
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