Happy Sunday and welcome to another weekly update where I share a little about what’s happened to me this week and the books I’ve reviewed.
I reviewed three books this week, two of which I really enjoyed. First up was The Winter Guest by W. C. Ryan. Set in Northern Ireland at the end of World War I and the start of The Troubles, this was a clever mix of old fashioned who dunit, ghost story, and history lesson. I really enjoyed, though I feel like I should have read it at Halloween.
Next up was Girl A by Abigail Dean, which I didn’t initially want to read because I’d read too much about it last year. I am glad I did though because, despite the dark subject matter, this was a really great read and an amazing debut.
Unfortunately, my final book of the week wasn’t as big a hit for me. The Birthday Party by Wendy Dranfield had a good story at its core but was bogged down by sub-plots and the need to take one too many leaps of faith.
I also shared a list of new to me authors from last year, who I hope to read more of this year (plus one I probably won’t).
Life wise, we went for a very windy walk and marked off another small bit of the Cleveland Way, which we started to walk during lockdown. It was also a short walk as we went the wrong way!
With Storm Malik meaning a risk of 80 mph gusts, I think we’ll skip our walk this week and stay in and bake instead. And that’s it for this week. How has your week – reading and otherwise?
Joining in with the Sunday Post and Kimberly, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer