This week in books

This Week In Books (Feb 24th 2016)


This Week In Books is a great meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found where you sum-up what you’ve been reading during the week.

∧ Then ∧ Back When We Were Grownups, Anne Tyler
Back When We Were Grownups has its flaws but it was an enjoyable read. I am looking forward to reading other Anne Tyler’s books.

≈ Now ≈ Only Ever Yours, Louise O’Neill
Disturbing and horrifying world that has me clinging to my iPad instead of working. Oops #notsorry

∨ Next ∨ The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith
I finally got a copy of this, even if it’s only the ebook. I can’t wait to get to it!

Still no library card so this week will be Kindle only. It’s my first time reading ebooks, let’s see if we’re meant to be!

Have you read any of those books? What’s next on your reading list?
I wish you a good bookish week!


22 thoughts on “This Week In Books (Feb 24th 2016)”

  1. I’m not surprised you’re clinging to your iPad – the world in Only Ever Yours is absolutely horrific (and very well written, although you can’t exactly say you “enjoy” reading it… even if you can’t put it down!).
    The Cuckoo’s Calling is good, but a bit too long. I don’t think anyone is brave enough to edit JK Rowling down anymore (I can’t blame them).

    Thank you for visiting my WWW ( and happy reading! (as happy as it can be when you’re reading Only Ever Yours)

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    1. Absolutely not ‘enjoying’ Only Ever Yours, but devouring it! I’m glad I chose it as my first ever ebook, although now my battery is low and I still have 100 pages to go…
      I had no idea J.K Rowling was hiding behind The Cuckoo’s Calling when I first picked it. Now I can’t help but set my expectations a little higher just because it’s one of her works.
      It’s always a pleasure to check your WWW 🙂

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  2. I have The Cuckoo’s Calling on my Kindle and it’s been there since release…oops! I should really get to it soon as I believe the third one is published soon and before we know it there’ll be 10 and I’ll never get to it.
    I’ve seen Only Ever Yours on Claire’s Art & Soul blog recently too so really keen to check this one out!
    Thanks for visiting my WWW – 🙂

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    1. I had been trying to get a paperback copy of The Cuckoo’s Calling for ages, but couldn’t find it around here so I set my mind on the ebook, thinking it would be perfect during my Kindle one-week trial. I hope it will live up to my expectations!
      I’m in the middle of Only Ever Yours now, and it’s an engrossing story 🙂

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  3. Only Ever Yours sounds intriguing! I wasn’t blown away by The Cuckoo’s Calling myself, but it is still an entertaining enough read and I know a lot of people enjoyed it a lot better. And it took me a little while to get used to my kindle, but now I cannot live without it! It’s so practical to have most of my unread books in one place… Even though I could never give up on physical copies. 😉

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    1. Physical copies are my babies, I cannot imagine giving up on them either 🙂 I agree, it’s quite practical, I’m happy to know I’ve got the five books I’ll be reading next in my bag at all time. My eyes are not so happy about the transition though, I’m having a hard time staying on it for too long and it’s so frustrating to have to stop reading because of that!

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      1. It make take a bit to get used to reading on a kindle, but I love my paperwhite now. (Although I wish it wasn’t in black & white…) I’m sure you’ll get used to it! 🙂

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  4. Thanks to Claire at Art and Soul for letting me know about about Only Ever Yours. I just finished it. They call it Handmaid’s Tale meets Mean Girls and they are exactly right. So disturbing but so well written. I couldn’t put it down. I can’t say hope you enjoy it because how can you?! I have the paperback copies of Cuckoo and the second one – I really have to read them, but other books keeping budding in front. Here’s my list this week. Happy Reading!

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    1. I finished it a couple of minutes ago. All I can say is “wow”, in a terrible way! It was an enthralling read. I have the same problems with Never Let Me Go, I intend to read it and then other books pop up and I put Ishiguro off. Thank you for stopping by 🙂 I’ll go check your list of the week now!


    1. I’ll write a recap of it next week!
      I thought everyone had read The Cuckoo’s Calling except me 🙂 It looks like we all have those few books that keep being put off. One day I’ll blow the dust off Never Let Me Go and actually read it… One day! Have a good week too 🙂


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