Weekly update: 30th April, 2017

Hi all and welcome to Sunday – here’s hoping you have been having a good weekend.  Here in the UK, it’s a long one with a bank holiday Monday so today feels lovely and relaxing and stress-free given I don’t have to go to work tomorrow.  It makes up for yesterday a bit which, with parties and play-dates saw me spending the entire day as chauffeur and watching the clock.  What we’ll be doing today I have no idea but I do know we’ll be doing it slowly.

For my blogging life, I posted every day last week (bar Saturday, my current “day of blogging rest”)…

On Monday, I reviewed The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger with a young woman seeking revenge for the murder of her parents and an older woman getting caught in the crossfire.  It was really well written and so much more than I expected having read the blurb.

On Tuesday, I introduced my latest read, Mercy Killing by Lisa Cutts, which I couldn’t resist after seeing it on the library shelf.

On Wednesday, I reviewed Before The Fall by Noah Hawley which looks at the aftermath of a plane crash and the impact on the survivors.  A really clever book I can’t recommend enough.

On Thursday, I reviewed Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson which I was really excited about reading but was left disappointed by.  I know I’m in the minority here but I think I was expecting too much.  Can’t win them all I guess!

On Friday, I joined in with the book blogger hop again, writing about whether I re-read books (the answer is once in a while).

I also “picked up” a few books – one purchased, the rest ARCs (clicking on the covers will link to Goodreads)…

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I have to say I’m excited about every one of these books and feeling very lucky for having been approved for all these ARCs…now to read them all!

And that’s it for me, what about you – how has your week been? What are you reading?

Emma x


This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with (a little early) Katherine at Book Date for It’s Monday, What Are you Reading? Head over by clicking on their badges below to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.

The Sunday Post

  1. I have Red Hunter and Every Last Lie, and I’m eager to read them. I am eyeing the Lisa Jewell book, Then She Was Gone. It is listed as “unavailable” here, which often happens with her books. Sometimes we get them with different titles. I’ll be watching!


    1. I hope you enjoy. I saw that with another Lisa Jewell book – The Girls in the Garden I think. Funny how publishers do that but I assume they have reasons.

  2. I was also disappointed by Her Every Fear! I was expecting too much after Swanson’s first novel I think. You’ve got some great ARC’s there too! 😋

    1. Glad it isn’t just me. Yes, I just kind of assumed it would blow me away like The Kind Worth Killing,

  3. Since you and some others I know really liked The Red Hunter, I have asked to review it on audio. 🙂 Those new ones look really interesting! Happy reading!

    Week in Review

    1. I hope you get approved. Audio would be interesting I think as zOey is such a strong character.

  4. I really enjoyed Before the Fall. I am loving your new books…I want them all! Have a wonderful week.

    1. I am so glad I read it…wasn’t sure at first. So many books and so little time…no idea where to start!

  5. Yay for long weekends! Hope you enjoy it and get lots of reading time. 🙂

    Before the Fall looks really good (and I love that atmospheric cover). I’ve been reading a ton of thrillers lately so Viral and Every Last Lie looks great. Happy reading!!

    1. Before The Fall is so good, can really recommend it! Wishing the long weekend wouldn’t end to be honest.

  6. I hope you enjoy your extra day off, Emma. Fingers crossed it doesn’t rain! You’ve had a great week reading and blogging – hope that next week is another great one for you:).

    1. I have. Finally made it to Beauty and the Beast!

      1. I hope you really enjoyed it, Emma:)

  7. I am glad you liked The Red Hunter. I just brought it home. Enjoy the day off.

    1. It was great…hope you enjoy too!

  8. I’m wanting all of these books! Definitely my kind of reading. Enjoy the long weekend.

    My Sunday Post

  9. I’m loving every single one of your books. I really want to read Before The Fall as it sounds so good, and Lisa Unger is always on list of dependable authors, I love her writing. And I love Lisa Jewell as well. So much reading goodness there! Hope you are enjoying your slow day 🙂

    1. I feel a bit overwhelmed by how many there are to chose from – not sure where to start.

  10. It’s nice to have a slow day, especially after a hectic one. Hope you guys enjoy it!

    1. It really was…not doing much today either.

  11. So many great books here Emma! I am tempted to add many to my mountain TBR shelves which I am desperately trying to reduce! I enjoyed your review of the new Lisa Unger and the Peter Swanson book – thank you!

    Have a lovely week, happy reading!

    1. I feel very lucky right now…I didn’t think I’d get approved for them all.

  12. Every Last Lie is on my list. You read / will read some really great books.

    1. I’m very excited that I received it…am feeling very lucky this week!

  13. Looks like a great reading week and I hope Monday was a ‘do nothing’ restful day. I reread occasionally too, wish I had time for more though.

  14. The Upstairs Room looks good.

    Saturday was my the junior to cadette bridging ceremony in San Francisco. My daughter and I are sore and sunburnt from our adventure but we had fun. Come see what I’m reading.

    1. I really am looking forward to that one. Visited earlier – the walk looks amazing!

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