Weekly Wrap Up (June 18)


The weather is up and down like a bloody yo-yo which annoys me no end. Today promises to be a scorcher though! Today is also my 18th wedding anniversary, which I’m spending with … my in-laws. Thank goodness there will be lots of wine!

Also, when we moved here, we were the last house in a dead-end street next to a massive corn field. The field was sold and now has houses on it. So we went from having no neighbours, to having six in one go. Goodbye peace and quiet. To make matters worse, two of those neighbours have now removed a whole row of trees which means there isn’t a single spot in my garden where I can go sit down and relax to enjoy the sunshine and actually have some privacy. Totally ruined my week, let me tell you.

Anyway! The fact that the Alison Weir book is almost 600 pages long, means I’ve only read 6 books this week. For shame. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Books I read thisย week :


Books I bought this week :

I obviously can’t help myself although two of these are pre-orders so they don’t count. ๐Ÿ˜œ


ARC’s received via Netgalley :

Just the one. Okay, actually three. But the other two are still pending so again, they don’t count. ๐Ÿ˜œ



This week’s book post :

A signed copy of Rachel Amphlett’s Scared to Death which I won in a giveaway on crimebookjunkie’s blogย and an order from the book depository that almost made me wet myself from sheer excitement.


On the blog this past week :

Monday : Shared my review for the brilliant From the Shadows by Neil White

Tuesday : Reviewedย Liar by K.L. Slater

Wednesday : Posted “This week in books” and hosted a stop on the blog tour for the amazingย Shadows by Conrad Jones

Thursday : Shared my review forย The Good Widowย and was let loose on Lorraine’s blog with my answers to her Top 5 Thursday questions.

Friday : Posted an extract fromย Promised Lies by Marguerite Ashtonย as part of the blog tour and my review forย This Family of Things by Alison Jameson

Saturday : Shared my review forย Two Sisters by Kerry Wilkinson

Sunday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for He Made Me by Oliver Tidy and posted my weekly wrap up.

Nextย week on noveldeelights :

Next week, I will be hosting stops on five (I think I need an intervention) blog tours including Wolves in the Dark, Safe With Me and Guilty. I actually have my whole week planned out. I know, you’re impressed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Question of the week (please don’t think this will be a regular thing, I’m not that imaginative!) : Do you change your book genre preference for the (hopefully) hot Summer days? For instance, if you’re a crime fiction addict, do you now leave those aside and read only the lighter and fluffier stories that come with those cutsie covers? Do you pay attention to Summer and beach reads?

That’s it for today! Wishing you all a fabulous week and lots of happy reading! xx

  47 comments for “Weekly Wrap Up (June 18)

  1. June 18, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Come winter, autumn, spring or summer, I read crime fiction! I see a lot of people reading more chick-lit in the summer but there’s so many sub genres within crime fiction, I’ve got plenty of variety. All though I do read the odd book from another genre every now and again ๐Ÿ˜Š
    And sorry to hear about your neighbours, that must suck. Maybe you should start a book club with them haha ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      I read from an another genre from time to time all year long but don’t make a conscious decision to do it more often during Summer months. Glad to hear I’m not alone!

      ๐Ÿ˜‚ at the bookclub!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. annebonnybookreviews
    June 18, 2017 at 9:13 am

    In my garden,I have one of them swings with a tilting sun cover. I lay on there reading and hiding from the world ๐Ÿ˜‰
    My neighbours are annoying also via way of letting their dog just bark for hours. ๐Ÿ˜ 

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Ooh, I like that idea! May need to look into that! And yes, barking dogs for hours on end is very annoying too! I always make sure mine doesn’t but not everyone cares.


  3. June 18, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Wow, six books in one week and one that was 600pages is amazing. I have no idea how u managed that I struggled on three, I have a Corner thing in my garden you could say its like a sofa that I love to sit on with a massive cushion its so relaxing.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. June 18, 2017 at 9:24 am

    6 books my you are slacking even including the 600 page book ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ happy anniversary to you both I beat you on something it’s my 29th wedding anniversary this year ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ

    Liked by 2 people

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      That’s very impressive these days!

      I know, totally slacking! And now it’s Monday and I’ve not even finished a book yet! What is happening?! ๐Ÿ˜‚


  5. June 18, 2017 at 10:29 am

    My garden is about 3meter square and completely open to the neighbours with no fencing. You can guarantee if I go sit outside to read at least one neighbour will come along and join me for a chat. Drives me nuts!

    Liked by 2 people

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Good grief, that would drive me absolutely crazy! Can you not put up some privacy fences?


      • June 19, 2017 at 6:50 pm

        Nah, we are renting so no such luck! ๐Ÿ˜‚


  6. June 18, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Happy anniversary! I can only dream of reading six books in a week.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you!

      As for the reading, I don’t have a job though, no kids and a workaholic husband so I have a lot of reading time!


  7. June 18, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Happy anniversary! Did you know you could meet Karin Slaughter this week cos she’s visiting Belgium?! I’m already looking forward to your review of The Good Daughter but can’t imagine she ever writes anything that I won’t like ;-). I might be a bit inclined to read something a little lighter when it’s really warm and sunny but it won’t last all that long either, but then neither does the weather here so I have no idea if it’s related :-). Good luck with your busy schedule next week !!

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      I’d heard about Karin Slaughter, yes. No means to get there though. Totally agree with you that I can’t imagine her writing something I don’t like either.

      Hope you’re not melting away! xx

      Liked by 1 person

  8. June 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

    The good daughter is a great book โค

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Karen
    June 18, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Congratulations to you both on your anniversary although commiserations on the neighbours ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I read the same genres all year round although I do include a few more summery reads at this time of year – not that we usually have much of a summer in the UK! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you!

      Crime fiction is totally a summery read ๐Ÿ˜‰


  10. June 18, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Yes! completely. I didn’t even realise that I did this, I read the heavy crime in winter and fluffy chick lit in summer, I have no idea why. I suppose it’s good to hop through different genres. I read biographies in any season. Well done on the very busy week of reading.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      A lot of people seem to do it so you’re not alone! I never even really knew it was a thing. I just read what I feel like and if that means taking a Stephen King book or something to the beach, then so be it ๐Ÿ˜„

      Liked by 1 person

  11. June 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Congrats on your anniversary! Sorry to hear you lost your trees I would be totally disappointed by that as well. I like Janel’s idea of you starting a book club with your new neighbors though:) In the summer I do add some lighter reads into my tbr, especially Elin Hilderbrand which I just got her new one so I’m excited about that

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Thank you! And yes, quite disappointed. We’re now worried the other neighbours will follow. I’d be horrified if that were to happen.

      I’ve heard of Elin Hilderbrand but I’m not sure I’ve read a book by her. May go check that out.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. June 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Happy Anniversary!
    Loved this post, apart from your neighbourhood woes ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    Six books a week!!! Wowser ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    To reply to your question Dee – I read crime fiction summer & winter but do slip in more lighter reading in the summer.

    Caryl x

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you, Caryl!

      So many people seem to choose something lighter in Summer. I never really noticed until I started blogging.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Yvo
    June 18, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Congrats on your anniversary! And so many books this week as well; they sound great! A shame about the neighbors though…
    And to answer your question: I read mystery/thrillers all year long, although I do tend to pick up even more of them during the cold winter months (and horror! I normally save that genre for the cold weather). It’s actually almost winter here so you will be seeing even more crime than usual coming up haha.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you!

      Yay for more crime! I keep forgetting your seasons are different from mine!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. thequietgeordie
    June 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Crime all year round, although I prefer them either less gritty or set somewhere hot over the summer.

    Liked by 2 people

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      I’ll definitely keep an eye on your blog this next few months then and maybe find some new stuff to read!


  15. June 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    For shame indeed haha. I wish I could pull of 6 books (or 600 pages in a week) ๐Ÿ˜‰ You wildcat โค Happy anniversary!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. June 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Happy Anniversary!
    Nope, I read what I want to read, no matter the season.
    Only 6!?! Tisk tisk tisk…I guess we will let it slide this week! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  17. June 18, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Shame about the trees! No, I don’t change my reading for seasons much, except that I tend to stop reading horror stories over summer – somehow light nights and ghosties don’t go together! But crime goes on all year round… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Fictionophile
    June 19, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I don’t really change my preferred genres in the summer. Year round I like to alternate my favorite crime thrillers with women’s fiction, historical fiction &/or literary fiction. That being said, I like to read books that are set in the summer IN the summer AND I like to read books set in the winter IN the winter. I know…. I’m strange. I might write a blog post about my seasonal preferences.

    Don’t know how you do so many blog tours. I have made a conscious decision to NOT do any blog tours over the summer. The deadlines are just not comfortable for me in a season when I’m outdoors so much and company could pop in at any time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Oh yes, me too! There’s something really weird about reading a Winter story in Summer. That just makes no sense to me at all. And like you, I switch genres all year around and don’t really pay attention to the seasons.

      As for the blog tours, I have actually turned some down. But I need to do a bit better. Sometimes the pressure of having to read before a certain date gets a bit too much.


  19. June 19, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Happy anniversary! Sorry about the neighbors situation. I hope it works out. So many great books on your list. I have heard great things about the Karin Slaughter one. All the best this week. So impressive that you can handle so many tours in a week ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Thank you, Diana!

      There hasn’t been one book yet by Slaughter that I’ve not liked so I’m really excited about this one!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. June 19, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Happy anniversary! Sorry about all the new neighbors that sucks. I read Camino Island awhile back, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you!

      I hope I enjoy Camino Island too. Grisham has been a bit hit and miss for me the past couple of years.

      Liked by 1 person

      • June 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm

        Yes! I’m a loong time fan and have not loved the last several novels. This was different but I really liked it


  21. June 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    I’m hoping to read The Good Daughter soon as I’ve just been approved on NetGalley. I’m really looking forward to it as I haven’t read any of her books for ages.

    In response to your question, I’m a crime/thriller girl at heart but every now and again I switch things up and throw a fantasy or romance book into the mix, although that could happen at any time.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: