Weekly Wrap-Up (August 20)


Another week bites the dust. Another week that has me wondering what happened to the summer season. It seems to have completely passed us by this year. I think I caught a glimpse of sunshine this past week but it was such a fleeting moment that I may have dreamt it.

So you’d think I would have been reading up a storm but no such luck. With a national holiday on Tuesday and a long weekend for the hubby, I ended up with a measly 5 books.

Books I read this week :


Books I bought this week :

The self-imposed book buying ban however is in full swing! I’m rocking this thing like you wouldn’t believe!


Technically, that’s 10 since 99 Red Balloons is a pre-order. But still. This is completely getting out of hand. I have a bunch of print copies I totally lost track of and more than a hundred titles on my Kindle. I know that’s not a lot for some of you but I’ve never had this happen before. I was more a buy-as-you-read kind of girl which somehow turned in to buy ALL THE BOOKS! So, I am determined … stop laughing … I am determined to read all at least half, let’s not get carried away here, ten books before I buy new ones. *snort*


ARC’s received via Netgalley


Bookpost that arrived this week :

I received a copy of The Adversary from the lovely Emma and The Cardinal’s Man from the equally lovely Joanna!


On the blog this past week :

Monday : Catching up on author review requests with Deadly Spirits

Tuesday : Reviewed Death Makes a Prophet

Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog blitz for The Good Sister

Thursday : Another blog blitz, this time for Dead to Me

Friday : Shared my thoughts on The Unquiet Dead

Saturday : Reviewed The Room by the Lake

Sunday : Joined yet another blog blitz, now for Buried Secrets


Next week on noveldeelights :

Erm, well, there will be reviews. I don’t actually have a set schedule. I like how I just made that sound like it’s a novelty. 😂

In other news : I may just be working on my first ever give-away so watch this space!

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

  19 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (August 20)

  1. August 20, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Really enjoyed The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde and I like the look of The Cardinal’s Man.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 22, 2017 at 9:58 am

      I really can’t wait to read The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde. It’s getting such amazing reviews!

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm

        Hope you think it’s worth the wait and you’re able to write an amazing review as well!


  2. August 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Haha and so the spiral of the TBR spirals – I never had anything worth calling a backlog and now my TBR would take 18 months to clear on a total book-ban 😂

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 22, 2017 at 9:59 am

      I’m not even going to try and figure out how long it would take me! I’m seriously determined right now not to buy any books. So far, so good. Of course it’s only Tuesday. 😂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. August 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Wow what a great bookish week! I’ve also got a copy of The Lilac Girls it looks great!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 20, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    5 books is still loads! You made me smile with the I’ll read at least, all, er half, er ten!! We will see next week on your wrap up if you stuck to it! 😉
    I was the buy as you read kind before bookblogging came along too, now that has completely gone out the window!
    Happy reading Eva.

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 22, 2017 at 10:02 am

      So far, so good! Yes, I know. It’s only Tuesday. 😂

      I’m glad it’s not just me whose ways changed when they started blogging. I feel there should have been a warning!


  5. August 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I read 1.5 books!! Put down a very hectic week with kids/buddies/life/general chaos😨 Hoping next week better…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. August 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I have Don’t Let Go on my list too. Looking forward to it – my first Harlan Coben!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 22, 2017 at 10:08 am

      I’ve read a few and then I think I had two in a row that I didn’t enjoy quite as much and I lost track of him. But I’m excited about this one!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. August 20, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I think we had the same dream ;-).Interesting additions, looks like you’re a Peter James fan. I still have to read one of his novels.. I really liked When She Was Bad and I think you’re going to love it too :-). Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

      I read my first Peter James a week or two ago. Review is to come. I really enjoyed that one so figured I may as well start collecting the rest of the series 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  8. August 20, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I really want to read the Matt Haig book – need to buy it first mind!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. August 24, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Great site. Love a lot of the books you’ve read. Good to e-meet you.


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