This Week in Books (June 20)


Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.

Last book I finished reading


A small, broken town sits on the edge of a frozen lake surrounded by a forest, its wounds still raw from a tragedy that tore its fragile community in two.

Beartown has lost its way. Now the cold and dark that surround the snowbound town creep in, and so do new conflicts and tensions. What was once a friendly rivalry with the neighbouring town is beginning to turn sinister and Beartown braces itself for another tragic blow.

How far will the people of Beartown go to preserve their reputations for a second, deadly time?

The book I’m currently reading


Something bad has happened to Alison Taylor.

Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future.

By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognisable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt and she has no memory of what happened to her.

Worse still, when she looks in the mirror, Ali doesn’t recognise the face staring back at her. She can’t recognise her friends and family. And she can’t recognise the person who is trying to destroy her…

What I’m (probably) reading next


England, 1813. Nineteen-year-old Catherine Bennet lives in the shadow of her two eldest sisters, Elizabeth and Jane, who have both made excellent marriages. No one expects Kitty to amount to anything. Left at home in rural Hertfordshire with her neurotic and nagging mother, and a father who derides her as “silly and ignorant,” Kitty is lonely, diffident and at a loss as to how to improve her situation.

When her world unexpectedly expands to London and the Darcy’s magnificent country estate in Derbyshire, she is overjoyed. Keen to impress this new society, and to change her family’s prejudice, Kitty does everything she can to improve her mind and manners—and for the first time feels liked and respected.

However, one fateful night at Pemberley, a series of events and misunderstandings conspire to ruin Kitty’s reputation and she is sent back home in disgrace. But Kitty has learnt from her new experiences and what she does next does next will not only surprise herself, but everyone else too.


What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx


  26 comments for “This Week in Books (June 20)

  1. June 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Looking forward to your reviews. I’ve just finished listening to Death on the Nile and I was right about the murder.

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  2. June 20, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Excellent choices, all three look great!

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  3. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    June 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I loved The Date! Looking forward to your review. Your next book sounds intriguing too.

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  4. June 20, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Just starting What Kitty Did Next, I did watch Pride and Prejudice for the umpteenth time last night xx

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  5. June 20, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Can’t wait to read The Date!

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  6. Jo
    June 20, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    I’m impatient, s o whilst I should wait for your review, I’m dying to know what you though of Us Against You – I have a copy, and I LOVED The Scandal / Bear Town, but wasn’t entirely sure it needed a sequel…

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    • June 20, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      It did, it really did and I thought it was as awesome as the first one. Massive book hangover once again. I loved it!

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  7. ChrissiReads
    June 20, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    I am looking forward to reading The Date!

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  8. June 21, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Looking forward to your review on Us Against You!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. June 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I’m currently reading Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris.

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  10. Yvo
    June 21, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    THE DAAAATEEEEE!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ A big yes to one of my absolute top reads this year… And I'm reading your Backman review next. 😉

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  11. June 21, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Ooh can’t wait to hear your opinions on What Kitty Did Next! LOVE Pride and Prejuduce! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 22, 2018 at 10:28 am

      Between you and me, I’m extremely worried about this one. I only ever saw the movie, years ago, and I’m afraid I won’t remember enough about it to appreciate this one 😂

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