This Week, Next Week in Books: 19th July, 2015

This week has been another busy one. I’ve been out a lot with work and also planning for family visiting this week. My house is currently spotless (though not sure how long that will last). Now we’ve just got to figure out what sights to see and places to visit. I see quite a few stately homes in our future. Book wise, I am not sure how much reading I will get done but I am going to try.

This week, I posted reviews for two books I really enjoyed, Silent Scream by Angela Marsons and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I had hoped to get my review up for The Paying Guests but that will have to be this week instead.

Reading wise, I’m currently reading Hidden by Catherine McKenzie. I’m not that far in but am intrigued so far.


While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son as well as contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members, and the arrival of Jeff’s estranged brother, who was her ex-boyfriend. Tish volunteers to attend the funeral on her company’s behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the wreckage of Jeff’s life.

Because my pile of to reads is growing, I purposefully avoided Amazon and the library this week and added only one book to my reading list. It’s an audio book, Falling by Emma Kavanagh.


A plane falls out of the sky. A woman is murdered. Four people all have something to hide. Jim is a retired police officer, and worried father. His beloved daughter has disappeared and he knows something is wrong. Tom has woken up to the news that his wife was on the plane and must break the news to their only son. Cecilia had packed up and left her family. Now she has survived a tragedy, and sees no way out. Freya is struggling to cope with the loss of her father. But as she delves into his past, she may not like what she finds.

This is one that I have wanted to read for a while, ever since reading a review back in May on Cleopatra Loves Books (you can find it here). When I saw it online (from my library) I couldn’t resist and it will be good for our road trips.

Other than that, this week really is about reading what I have. There are too many good books on my shelves, it is a shame if I don’t. What about you? What are you reading?


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. Hidden sounds kinda intriguing! I’ve read Falling and mostly enjoyed it (though didn’t LOVE it!)

    1. Hidden is so far. I’m not that far in yet but am turning the pages. I haven’t read any Emma Kavanagh before but the concept interest me.

  2. I like the look of Falling, will have to check it out!

    1. Me too – hope it’s as good as it sounds!

  3. I love Catherine McKenzie’s books…and thoroughly enjoyed Hidden. I’ve been meaning to read Falling. Thanks for sharing…and enjoy your week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. So far, I am enjoying. I seem to be on a roll with good books at the moment…fingers crossed it continues.

  4. Yes I definitely see stately homes in your future. Hope you have a great visit! Falling looks good and that’s an author I’ve been wanting to try. Have a great week!

    1. The question is how many we can get too – I have a slight addiction to a good ruin! Emma Kavanagh is supposed to be good so here’s hoping!

  5. Both books sound like something I’d enjoy. I hope you have happy reads. I’ve been having fun with visiting family the past couple of weeks. Made sure my housecleaning was all done before hand and came home to a clean house:)

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  6. Enjoy your family visiting. I like the sound of both your books. I haven’t read one of Catherine McKenzie’s books yet although I have Arranged and Spin and on my groaning TBR pile *hangs head in shame* … happy reading 🙂

    1. I find my reading pike never seems to go down. After all my plans, I got three more books from the library today, a review of Hidden should be tomorrow but I’ll definitely be reading more.

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