This Week, Next Week in Books: 12th July, 2015

Hi All! Happy Sunday. We are off on a picnic in a little while so posting this a little earlier than usual as I plan on being on the road soon and home late, hopefully stuffed full of lovely salads and sandwiches. Have you any plans for today?

Book wise this week, I read and posted reviews for The Girl In The Red Coat by Kate Hamer and Fuzz McFlops by Eva Furnari (which was a great children’s book my daughter loved). I also finished Silent Scream but didn’t get a review written. I hope to get that done tomorrow so watch this space for that and a review of The Paying Guests later in the week as am about halfway through that.

Quite a few books got added to the shelves this week – and typing this I’ve just realised none of them cost me a penny…how good is that!  The first three were from my favourite place, the library.

imageHow To Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran, which I kept meaning to buy. I loved How To Be A Woman and have heard great things about this book. Plus Caitlin Moran is smart, funny and from Wolverhampton. It’s a perfect combination.

The blurb: “What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes—and build yourself.”

imageThe Wrong Girl by Laura Wilson is another I’ve heard good things about and have had on my list. I haven’t read Laura Wilson before though it looks like she’s had quite a few books published so I may have been missing out here.

The Blurb:  “In 2006, three-year-old Phoebe Piper went missing on a family holiday. Despite massive publicity and a long investigation, no trace of her was ever found. Seven years later, Molly Jackson, aged ten and recently uprooted to a Norfolk village, finds her great uncle Dan dead in his bed. Molly remembers nothing of her early years, but she’s been sure for ages that she is Phoebe. Everything in her life points to it and now, finally, she has proof.”

imageTouch by Claire North is one I’ve heard nothing about and picked up because I liked the cover. Sometimes, that is the best way to pick a book though this doesn’t sound like one I would normally read once I looked it up – it does get good reviews.

The Blurb: “Kepler had never meant to die this way — viciously beaten to death by a stinking vagrant in a dark back alley. But when reaching out to the murderer for salvation in those last dying moments, a sudden switch takes place. Now Kepler is looking out through the eyes of the killer himself, staring down at a broken and ruined body lying in the dirt of the alley.”

Then, thanks to iTunes, I got another two free books.


We Were Liars by E Lockhart. 

The Blurb: “A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.”

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma.

The Blurb: “In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990’s, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family.”

I really can’t resist free books and for anyone else who is like me, there are four you can get from iTunes UK free this weekend.  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and The Good Girl by Mary Kubica are the other two.

Finally, I added three books to my to read list…

The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock thanks to Shannon at River City Reading

Out by Natsuo Kirino thanks to Cathy at 746books.

The Versions of Us By Laura Barnett thanks Emma at The Book Brief.

And that’s it (I hear you sigh with relief as this has been a long post – sorry!). What about you, what are you reading this week?


This week, I’m linking in with Kimberly at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post. Head over to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.

The Sunday Post


  1. Ooh hope you enjoy your new books! I really enjoyed We Were Liars and, of course, The Versions Of Us so I hope you do too! I’m intrigued by a few of these I haven’t read too.

    Have a lovely picnic! 🙂


    • Picnic was lovely thank you. I have heard really good things from We Were Liars so will be reading it I. The not to distant future I think. Have good Sunday. Emma

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    • Picnic was great…and back in time for Wimbledon so very happy. I do love Sundays. Think We Were Liars is one I will need to read soon.


  2. I’m intrigued by The Wrong Girl, might have to add that to my wish list. 🙂 I thought We Were Liars was very good. I don’t read much YA, but this one really made an impression on me. Enjoy your new books!


    • Me too. I love that I can picked up books in the library and take a chance on authors I haven’t read before. I don’t read much YA either but it doesn’t feel like that I don’t think.


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