Weekly Wrap-Up (July 22)


I’m thinking of booking a trip to Iceland, just to be able to cool off for a few days. So hot. Stepping outside feels like running face first into a brick wall. So what do I do when it’s too hot to move? I read, obviously, with a fan aimed right at me.

Although the past few days, I’ve also sat sobbing quietly in a corner envying my blogger buddies who are out having a fantastic time at Harrogate. Definitely one for the bucket list. John Grisham was there! JOHN GRISHAM! I can’t even … *blows nose*

Anyway, I managed to get through another 8 books this week. Woohoo!

Booksย I’ve read this week

Booksย I’ve bought this week

Erm. These and I also pre-ordered the new Sarah Hilary, which doesn’t have a cover yet and isn’t published until May. That doesn’t count, right? ๐Ÿค”

ARC’s received via Netgalley

One for a blog tour, the other one caught my eye as I was scrolling and the description was even better.

Bookpost what landedย on my doorstep this past week

I’ve been having some issues with my phone, which is what I use to take bookish pictures with so I don’t have any. Yet. But I received the finished paperback of The Confession by Jo Spain from the lovely people at Quercus and a copy of A Little Bird Told Me by Marianne Holmes from the wonderful people at Agora. Hopefully I’ll be able to show these soon either in my wrap-up or on Instagram.

On the blog this past week

Monday : Joined the blog blitz for The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland

Tuesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour forย The Memories of Us by Vanessa Carnevale

Wednesday : Joined the blog blitz for Pretty Ugly Lies by Pamela Crane and shared myย Week in Books

Thursday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour forย The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise

Friday : Joined the blog tour forย Do No Harm by Lucy V. Hay

Saturday : Shared my review forย The Cliff House by Amanda Jennings

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Next week on Novel Deelights

What can I say? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Monday : Blog tour | Review | A Mother’s Grave by Lisa Regan
Monday : Blog tour | Review | I, Witness by Niki Mackay

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | Death in Dulwich by Alice Castle

Wednesday : Blog tour | Extract | Kill For Me by Tom Wood

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | The Lost Letters of William Woolf

Friday : Blog tour | Review | No One Will Hear by Joel Hames

Saturday : Blog tour | Review | The Secret by K.L. Slater
Saturday : Blog tour | Review | Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Gina Kirkham

Sunday : Blog tour | Extract | Playing With Death by Simon Scarrow

Nothing to worry about. I have everything under control. *hyperventilates*

On top of all of that, I’d very much like to point out that I am currently reading book 11 for my 20 Books of Summer Challenge. I can still make it. Sometimes I surprise even myself. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Right, that’s it for another week. I’m off to write up some reviews and then my current read and I are going outside for a nice baking session. I’d like to find out if I can really fry an egg on my stomach. ๐Ÿค”

Have a fantastic week and lots of happy reading! xx

  39 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (July 22)

  1. July 22, 2018 at 11:57 am

    And I can recommend Iceland for a visit!

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  2. July 22, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    The Lido is wonderful, one of my top reads of the year. That’s a lot of blog tours you’re on. Somehow I seem to have booked myself in for five reviews this week, in the first week of the school holidays. Hmmm, I must be mad. Oh, and I too am sick of this heat. Let me know how the fried egg goes.

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    • July 24, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Oh no! That’s bad timing! If it helps, I accidentally joined a tour in the middle of my holiday in September. I hope there’s wifi ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. ChrissiReads
    July 22, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Wow! You’re doing so well with the 20 books of Summer challenge. You can do it!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. July 22, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I donโ€™t know how you find the time ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iceland sounds like a great idea though ๐Ÿ˜…

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  5. July 22, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Eight books – wow! The heat is obviously doing something for your reading mojo. My sister went to Iceland on holiday recently and can definitely recommend it, not just for the cooler conditions. Plus land of the midnight sun and all that must mean more time for reading, yes?

    I can authoritatively confirm that pre-orders with no cover yet definitely don’t count – nor do books won in giveaways or sent unsolicited by publishers. At least, that’s what I tell my husband. (And he doesn’t know the password for my Kindle so can’t check how many ebooks I have on there.)

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    • July 24, 2018 at 10:51 am

      It looks like a stunning country. I’d definitely like to visit it one day. And the midnight sun! I hadn’t even thought of that! That’s at least one book more! ๐Ÿ˜„

      Oooh, sneaky. I wholeheartedly approve! I keep moving books around on my shelves so it looks like I have gaps that need filling ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. July 22, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    It’s hardly worth frying an egg without a rasher or two of bacon to go with it! And don’t forget to take a pic… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • July 24, 2018 at 10:40 am

      ๐Ÿ˜‚. No picture, sorry! Couldn’t stay out there long enough to start sizzling. Good grief. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

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  7. July 22, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I recently read Do Not Disturb and enjoyed it. Need to get my review written! Enjoy Ireland if you make it x

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  8. July 22, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Let’s go to Iceland together!!!

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  9. July 22, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Or you could come to New Zealand, we could swap. I hate the cold and can’t wait for summer. ..๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    • July 24, 2018 at 10:41 am

      I hate the cold too but this heat is becoming mightily unbearable. Hope you find ways to start warm and cosy!


  10. July 22, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    I really envy your ability to get through so many books a week – I only manage anything like this total if I’m on holiday! Fatal Inheritance is fab, I’ve recently finished it.

    I’m up for a trip to Iceland too!

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    • July 24, 2018 at 10:49 am

      No demanding full-time job to deal with and a hubby who doesn’t care if our house is a total mess. These things help. ๐Ÿ˜„. For the past two years or so, I’ve actually read less on holiday but I’m not one of those people who lounges by a pool all day. I need to go out and see stuff.

      I can’t wait for Fatal Inheritance to land on my doorstep. I loved A Dangerous Crossing!

      Yay, another one for Iceland. Wonder if we can get a group discount ๐Ÿค”

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  11. Yvo
    July 22, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    WOW how on earth are you able to juggle all those blog tours?! I would probably faint if I would only try and do half of them haha. Have a wonderful week! I can send you some of the cold weather we are having if you want? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. July 22, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    The Handmaid’s Tale was such a special read for me, VERY SLOW paced but quite revolutionary as a concept :O

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    • July 24, 2018 at 10:43 am

      All the buzz around the tv series (which I’ve not watched) made me so curious. I don’t actually really know what it’s about ๐Ÿ˜„


  13. July 23, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Only you would have more blog tours than days in the week! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  14. July 23, 2018 at 9:11 am

    I can’t wait to start reading An Unwanted Guest myself. The Home looks really intriguing as well, I hope you’ll enjoy it! Happy reading!

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    • July 24, 2018 at 10:45 am

      I loved An Unwanted Guest! I hope you do too! Look forward to hearing what you think.

      Happy reading, Inge! Have a great week and don’t melt! xx

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  15. July 23, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Its currently winter in my country, wish I could send you some cold in exchange for a little bit of sun ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope that you enjoyed Do Not Disturb. I am so tempted to request Room. It sounds so good.

    Enjoy your week. Happy reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • July 23, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Home not room. I blame the cold ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • July 24, 2018 at 10:46 am

      I did enjoy Do Not Disturb. I love Claire Douglas so I was pretty sure I would.

      Have a wonderful week, Diana! Happy reading! xx


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