Weekly Wrap-Up (06/6/’20) #WeekinReading #WeeklyWrapup

Hello Readers! I hope you had great week. Last week I received July/Aug NetGalley blast. Most of the books are really interesting. I’m thinking to write haul post. Last week I read only 1 book. It took me more time to read it than expected but it was really good. And I arranged shelves twice, why? look at this pic-

When she finished taking out all books in last three shelves, she was literally throwing them in whole room. 😅 I watched The Alienist on Netflix. It was great thriller, real dark and I liked characters struggling with their own past. The end felt rushed. I exactly felt like Kreizler about the end, I wanted to know why.

What I read last week-

Dark Waters (Monica Kennedy #2) by G.R. Halliday

Dark and disturbing crime thriller that kept me on the edge throughout the book. Definitely not for squeamish or those who feel claustrophobic by descriptions of tunnels under mountains or confined places. Review will be up tomorrow.

Currently reading-

Flying Solo by Zoe May

Rachel Watson has it all worked out. By 30, she’s ticked off most of the goals on her Life List. She’s a home owner, a partner at her law firm, she has a gorgeous boyfriend, lots of hobbies and loads of good friends. The only thing that’s missing is a ring on her finger.

According to her Life List, Rachel should be getting hitched around now, so when her boyfriend, Paul, plans a romantic date, Rachel’s pretty confident he’s going to propose. Except Paul has other ideas. He’s jetting off to India to find himself.

Distraught, Rachel doesn’t know what to do. Not one to easily admit defeat, she embarks on a mission to win him back.

Flying solo to India is definitely not part of Rachel’s plans, but could her trip teach her unexpected lessons about love, life and herself? Could she realise that perhaps her Life List wasn’t exactly what she wanted, after all?

I read 25% of the book and so far it’s interesting. I can’t wait to see Rachel’s experience on her trip to India.

Next I’ll be reading-

What You Wish For by Katherine Center

From Katherine Center, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel full of heart and hope.

Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston, Texas—the goofy kids, the stately Victorian building, the butterfly garden. But when the school suddenly loses its beloved principal, it turns out his replacement will be none other than Duncan Carpenter—a former, unrequited crush of Sam’s from many years before.

When Duncan shows up as her new boss, though, he’s nothing like the sweet teacher she once swooned over. He’s become stiff, and humorless, and obsessed with school safety. Now, with Duncan determined to destroy everything Sam loves about her school in the name of security—and turn it into nothing short of a prison—Sam has to stand up for everyone she cares about before the school that’s become her home is gone for good.

This will be my second book by Katherine Center. I expect it as emotional and inspiring as How To Walk Away.


I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in comments what you read last, what you are planning to read next, and if you would like to read haul post or not.

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Weekly Wrap-Up (29/6/’20) #WEEKINREADING #WeeklyWrapup

Hello Readers! I hope you all had great week. I thought I can’t read more than 80 books this year but I’m 15 books ahead of goal so I’m changing Goodreads challenge goal to 100. Last week was exhausting. My daughter slept at 3:00 am four days in a row. One day she slept at 1 and woke up at 3 am and didn’t sleep until 8 in morning. 😪 There was no WiFi for 2 days, no electricity for 1 day, it was frustrating to use slow mobile data to write post and for other things. Anyway I manage to read 2 books and 1 short story.

What I read last week-

Episodic Sleep Disorders by E.L. Haines

It was interesting story, a bit unusual and confusing at some points but suspenseful mystery and I enjoyed blend of myths and science along with mystery. Here is my Review.

Say Yes Summer by Lindsey Roth Culli

This was cute and fluffy, coming of age YA contemporary. I flew through this book,finished it within a day and loved characters and message in the book. Review will be up tomorrow.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

This was fantastic. I have heard world building was great in this and I could see why. I loved this story inspired from Persian Mythology filled with mysterious and interesting characters, demons, legends, twist and turn. Review will be up later this week.

Currently reading-

Cometh the Hour (The Clifton Chronicles #6) by Jeffrey Archer

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I put this aside for more than 2 weeks. Now I’m picking this again and will read those last 200 pages before June end.

Next I’ll be reading-

Dark Waters (Monica Kennedy #2) by G.R. Halliday

The haunting new novel from G. R. Halliday, author of FROM THE SHADOWS, shortlisted for THE MCILVANNEY DEBUT PRIZE

THREE MISTAKES. TWO MURDERS. ONE MORE VICTIM TO GO . . .

Annabelle loves to drive. It helps her escape her world, her past. Speeding on a mountain road in the Scottish Highlands, she sees a little girl step out in front of her. She swerves to avoid her. The next thing Annabelle remembers is waking up in a dark, damp room. A voice from the corner of the room says ‘The Doctor will see you now’.

Scott is camping in the woodlands in the Scottish Highlands – but in the middle of the night, he hears something outside his tent. When he goes out to have a look, a little girl is standing among the trees, staring right at him. Scott is never seen again.

When a dismembered body is discovered, DI Monica Kennedy gets called to the scene immediately. After six months away from the Serious Crimes team, they need her back on board.

As Monica searches for the murderer, another body is found. Monica knows the signs . . . She’s on the hunt for a serial killer.

Perfect for fans of James Oswald, Ann Cleeves and Val McDermid.

I can’t wait to see DI Monica again and how she is going to catch this new serial killer. This is tour book,my stop is on 7th next month.

Flying Solo by Zoe May

Rachel Watson has it all worked out. By 30, she’s ticked off most of the goals on her Life List. She’s a home owner, a partner at her law firm, she has a gorgeous boyfriend, lots of hobbies and loads of good friends. The only thing that’s missing is a ring on her finger.

According to her Life List, Rachel should be getting hitched around now, so when her boyfriend, Paul, plans a romantic date, Rachel’s pretty confident he’s going to propose. Except Paul has other ideas. He’s jetting off to India to find himself.

Distraught, Rachel doesn’t know what to do. Not one to easily admit defeat, she embarks on a mission to win him back.

Flying solo to India is definitely not part of Rachel’s plans, but could her trip teach her unexpected lessons about love, life and herself? Could she realise that perhaps her Life List wasn’t exactly what she wanted, after all?

This will be my third book by Zoe May and I can tell it is going to be fun. Another tour book, my stop is on 10th next month.


I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know in comments if you have read any of these book and what are you reading this month.

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP (26/4/’20) #WEEKINREADING #WeeklyWrapup #BooksTeacupnReviews

Hello Readers! Last week has been good in reading. I wrote I first ever discussion post and I was happy with it. Now I don’t know what to write next. I have two topics in mind but I haven’t think about it more than just titles. I’m reading more posts now so I can get idea and some inspiration. It’s weird I chose this time to have this change and do something out of box. I got NetGalley blast from publisher yesterday. I got it in the beginning of the month as well and now I have 15 books to read! They sounds so great.

What I read last week-

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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Finallyyy!! I finished this 830 pages book after 2 weeks 2 days. I love every moment I spent with this book. Every chapter and page was amazing. It lived up to the hype more than I expected. I’m in love with Ead and Sabran and their world. Review will be up tomorrow.

Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

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I started this a week before and finished half of the book last week. As I said in review, Anxiety disorder and mental health representation was great.

The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson

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This book was so emotional. I swear last 20% of the book made me cry. I loved how author represented trauma, depression, pain and grief of surviving school shooting. I feel for every character in this book and I wish nobody has to go through this ever. No second thought on stars. Review will be up this week.

Currently Reading-

Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles #4) by Jeffrey Archer

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Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?

When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

Back in London, Harry and Emma’s adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica’s future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice.

Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle’s first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storyteller’s talent as never before – when the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in this epic tale of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal.

I didn’t plan to read this but I finished all books I planned to read and I still have time to read one more book before month end. So why not start this series where I left it last year.

Next I might read-

Breaking Storm (White Wattle Creek #1) by Vikki Holstein

Kelsey’s sole purpose in life is to keep four-year-old Pipa safe. Conceived in a violent, drug-induced rampage, Pipa is being hunted by the man responsible. He wants her dead, and no matter how far Kelsey and Pipa run, the brewing storm is never far behind.

Protection lies in Kelsey’s hometown of White Wattle Creek in the form of Ethan, the man who’d always been her safe place. The one she loved. And the one who broke her heart. But she not only has Ethan to face when she returns. The emotional abuse of her past and the truth surrounding Pipa’s existence both rain down on her from the clouds gathering overhead.

When Kelsey finally opens her heart to Ethan, her nightmares tip over into reality, and with Pipa’s future hanging in the balance, Kelsey must find the strength within to fight for their right to happiness … before the storm breaks.

Isn’t that interesting? I must say Vulpine Press publishes interesting titles. This is releasing on 8th May. I will read it by week end and post review on 8th.

What did you read last week? What are you planning to read this week? Have you read any of these books or going to add to TBR?

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP (20/4/’20) #WEEKINREADING #WeeklyWrapup #BooksTeacupnReviews

Hello Readers! How was your week? I don’t like scorching hot weather. I bet I wouldn’t survive in desert. Temperature raises to 40°C everyday and it’s just April. As for the reading, I finished a book I started previous week. I took 2 days break from reading as it was my husband’s birthday and I upgraded blog so made few changes. I started another book that I will finish by tomorrow evening. And read few hundred pages more from The Priory of the Orange Tree.

What I read last week-

The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel

I enjoyed this psychological fiction. It was great book and I definitely recommend it. Check out my review if you missed it.

Currently Reading-

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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I read 300 pages more in this book. Now 300 more to finish this book. I loved second half the book more, it’s getting exciting with all pieces revealed and now I’m waiting to see how they fit together.

Verona Comicsby Jennifer Dugan

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From the author of Hot Dog Girl comes a fresh and funny queer YA contemporary novel about two teens who fall in love in an indie comic book shop.

Jubilee has it all together. She’s an elite cellist, and when she’s not working in her stepmom’s indie comic shop, she’s prepping for the biggest audition of her life.

Ridley is barely holding it together. His parents own the biggest comic-store chain in the country, and Ridley can’t stop disappointing them—that is, when they’re even paying attention.

They meet one fateful night at a comic convention prom, and the two can’t help falling for each other. Too bad their parents are at each other’s throats every chance they get, making a relationship between them nearly impossible…unless they manage to keep it a secret.

Then again, the feud between their families may be the least of their problems. As Ridley’s anxiety spirals, Jubilee tries to help but finds her focus torn between her fast-approaching audition and their intensifying relationship. What if love can’t conquer all? What if each of them needs more than the other can give?

I got this pre-approved NetGalley widget from publisher. I started it in weekends, have finished 40% of the book and it is so far great. The tone is like Autoboyography. There is so much diversity and so many comics. I can’t wait to see what happens between Ridley and Jubilee.

Let’s discuss!

What did you read last week? What are you planning to read this week? Have you read any of these books or going to add to TBR?

HAPPY READING!!

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP #WEEKINREADING (13/4/’20)

Hello Readers! I hope you all are safe at home. Here the cases are increasing and most of the cities are sealed, even small areas and now authorities are not letting anybody out of the area even for grocery shopping. Good thing is Amazon is delivering essential things and for vegetables and milk we have a shop near home. It’s kind of good, helping in controlling spread and there’s so less pollution in the air and the peace is eternal bliss, otherwise there’s constant noise of passing vehicles and blaring horn. As for the reading. I’m relax reading. It feels good to read books without deadlines or pressure.

What I read last week-

The Twin by Natasha Preston

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Okay, this was good in most parts but ending ruined it. There was just one thing, evil twin trying to take over good twin’s life, how and why and if she succeed in it or not. Ending was not satisfactory. It burst my bubble of good wins the battle with evil. And I still can’t shrug the anxiousness this book gave. Review will be up this week. Might be 3.5 stars from me.

Currently Reading-

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tane has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

I finished 200 pages of this mammoth. Still 600 to read. It’s going to take 2 more weeks if I read this simultaneously.

The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel

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An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood.

Lizzie Thomson has landed her first job as a music teacher, and after a whirlwind romance with Markus, the newlywed couple move into a beautiful new home in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lizzie quickly befriends their neighbour Morag, an elderly, resourceful yet lonely widow, who’s own children rarely visit her. Everything seems perfect in Lizzie’s life until she finds out she is pregnant and her relationship with both Morag and Markus change beyond her control.

Can Lizzie really trust Morag and why is Markus keeping secrets from her?

In ‘The Memories We Bury’ the author explores the dangerous bonds we can create with strangers and how past memories can cast long shadows over the present. 

I’m halfway through this book. I plan to finish this book by tomorrow. So far I know both women- Lizzie and Morag perfectly and I can see what Morag is trying to do. I can’t wait to see what that husband was hiding, what Morag did to her son, and how Lizzie is going to confront him and see through Morag’s intentions.

Let’s discuss!

What did you read last week?
What are you planning to read this week?
Have you read any of these books?