Weekly Wrap-Up (January 14)


The new year didn’t exactly get off to a great start at Casa Novel Deelights and my blogging / reviewing break over the holiday period, which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way, (the break, not the holiday period) resulted in my totally losing my mojo. I’d forgotten how much fun it was to read without thinking of a potential review in your head all the time. When the day came to write my first review of the year, I struggled like mad. But I made it and I think things are coming together again.

My first week of reading didn’t quite pan out all that brilliantly either but I’ve set things straight this week and I’m feeling much better about things as my Goodreads challenge is off to a great start.

Books I read this week

Books I bought this week

I bought quite a few books over the holiday period including Before We Were Yours, And Then There Were None and The Boy Made of Snow so I was trying to slow down a bit this month. Personally, I think three isn’t too bad. The OH thinks it’s too much. 😄

ARC’s received via Netgalley

In case you missed it, Bloodhound Books is now on Netgalley. I received A Cold, Cold Heart by John Nicholl from them but since it’s not listed yet on Goodreads, I don’t have the image for it. Here are the other books I was approved for.

On the blog this past week

Monday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for On The Bright Side by Hendrik Groen

Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for Hydra by Matt Wesolowski

Wednesday : Reviewed Assassins Hunted by Rachel Amphlett

Thursday : Shared an extract on the blog tour for Stand By Me by S.D. Robertson

Friday : Hosted a stop on the blog blitz for Keep Her Safe by Richard Parker

Saturday : Joined the blog tour for Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb

Sunday : Reviewed Assassins Vengeance by Rachel Amphlett

Next week on Novel Deelights

A few more blog tours, of course, because I just can’t help myself. On Tuesday, I’ll be joining the tour for Veronica’s Bird and there’s a double-whammy on Friday with stops for Vanishing Girls and The Silent Children. And if they ever get written, I should have some other reviews as well.

And that’s a wrap for the my first weekly wrap-up of the year. I feel like I’ve officially returned now. 😄. Wishing you all a fabulous week and lots of happy reading! xx

  14 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (January 14)

  1. January 14, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    I’ve got my eye on The Abandoned it sounds so good, but will have to refrain until I’ve read one of my NetGalley reads 🙈

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  2. January 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Great week! I’m a Goodreads librarian so I can add the book for you!

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  3. January 14, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Nice to see Three Things About Elsie on your readlist.. I’ve been eyeing that one as well and I can’t wait to hear what you think. I read a novel by John Nicholl and I really liked it so I think this one’s going to be amazing too. Happy reading this week!

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    • January 14, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      There’s just no avoiding Elsie lately so FOMO struck me hard! Happy reading to you as well! xx

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  4. January 14, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I have Three Things about Elsie to read too and I can’t wait. It’s one of those books that I want to save as I know I’ll love it but I also want to read it right now because I know I’ll love it! Bookworm problems! Haha! I’ve just requested The Fear as I love Cally Taylor’s books and couldn’t resist, I’m crossing my fingers I get approved. Hope you enjoy your new books this week 🙂
    Here’s my weekly wrap-up: https://rathertoofondofbooks.com/2018/01/14/my-weekly-wrap-up-14-jan/

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    • January 14, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Oh yes, I’m sure we’re all familiar with that feeling! I don’t even have time to read it. That’s worse, right? 😂

      Happy reading, Hayley! xx

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  5. January 15, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Yay, happy to see that you got When We Danced at the End of the Pier. It was one of my favourite reads last year. I hope that you will enjoy it. Have a wonderful week and happy reading 🙂


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