Weekly Wrap-Up (July 29)


This week I’m mostly glad to find I wasn’t roasted alive. Good grief, I can’t even begin to describe how bloody hot it was. I love the heat and glorious sunshine but this? I felt like the universe was preparing me for when I go to hell ๐Ÿ˜‚

My reading took a little bit of a beating. Sort of. Serious lack of sleep and the heat (not sure I mentioned the heat) made for incredibly uncooperative eyes.

Anyway, I’m supposed to be leaving the house in about an hour so better get to it.

Booksย I’ve read this week

Still 7. Suppose I can’t complain.

Booksย I’ve bought this week

Oh. This is bad. So very, very bad. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

You may want to grab a cup of tea for this bit. At one point, I realised I had bought 11 books. Quite frankly, that’s a ridiculous number. Silly me posted about it on twitter, where I was promptly attacked by the most evil voices (you know who you are!) encouraging me to round the number up to 20. I resisted the peer pressure ๐Ÿ˜œ.

But still … At least it’s an even number. Right? Right? *crickets*

ARC’s received via Netgalley

You’d think I wouldn’t request any with the amount I’m buying, wouldn’t you? Ha! Two for blog tours. The others were just too good to pass up on.

Bookpost what landed on my doorstep this past week

The finished paperback of The Confession by Jo Spain courtesy of Quercus and a copy of A Necessary Murder by M.J. Tjia, which I won in a giveaway run by Legend Press.

On the blog this past week

Monday :ย Joined the blog tour for A Mother’s Grave by Lisa Reganย and also the blog tour forย I, Witness by Niki Mackay

Tuesday :ย Joined the blog tour for The London Murder Mysteries by Alice Castle

Wednesday :ย Shared an extract for my stop on the blog tour for Kill For Me by Tom Wood and shared My Week in Books

Thursday :ย Joined the blog tour forย The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen

Friday :ย Hosted a stop on the blog tour for No One Will Hear by Joel Hames

Saturday :ย Super Saturday saw me joining the blog tour for The Secret by Kim Slater and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Gina Kirkham

Sunday :ย Shared an extract for my stop on the blog tour for Playing With Death by Simon Scarrow & Lee Francis and wrapped up my (really hot. Did I mention it was hot?) week.

Next week on Novel Deelights

Monday :ย Blog tour | Guest Post | Death Rope by Leigh Russell
Monday :ย Blog tour | Review | The Getaway Girls by Dee MacDonald

Tuesday :ย Blog tour | Extract | 11 Missed Calls by Elisabeth Carpenter

Wednesday :ย Blog tour | Guest Post | The Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable

Thursday :ย Review | An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Friday :ย Blog tour | Review | Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly

Saturday :ย Blog tour | Review | Telegrams and Teacakes by Amy Miller

Sunday :ย Blog tour | Review | Murder on the Marshes by Clare Chase

Well, that’ll keep me out of trouble ๐Ÿ˜‚

And that’s it. I ran out of time. This only took me almost an hour to compile and I should really go make myself look halfway decent to do that pesky socialising thing today. Wine! Give me all the wine! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Wishing you all the most amazing week and lots of happy reading! xx


  31 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (July 29)

  1. July 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Have fun with all the wine!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  2. July 29, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I love that you changed that odd number of books bought ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’–

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 31, 2018 at 10:15 am

      I don’t like odd numbers and 11 looked ridiculous! To be fair, I thought I’d add one and end up with 12 but noooooo, had to go overboard ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Karen
    July 29, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    You have to have an even number of books – its the law! :)x

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Next week – blog tour, blog tour, blog tour lol!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 31, 2018 at 10:16 am

      ๐Ÿ˜‚. Getting a tad repetitive but I promise, things are about to change. Not next week though ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 31, 2018 at 6:31 pm

        Ooh, are you taking a break from blog tours? I am, in September.

        Liked by 1 person

        • July 31, 2018 at 6:39 pm

          More of a conscious attempt to slow down. Iโ€™ll be on holiday in September although I still managed to sign up for three ๐Ÿ™ˆ


  5. July 29, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Evil voices ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคฃ 16 is a much better number than 11 though! I love all of those Ruth Ware ones esp The Lying Game. Happy reading ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“–

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 31, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Yes, yes, you know who you are! ๐Ÿ˜‚
      16 is a far better number. It’s pretty. 11 is yuck. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. July 29, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    At least you can read them at your leisure ๐Ÿ˜‚ I quite fancy Gina Kirkhamโ€™s books and I havenโ€™t heard if Iโ€™ve been accepted for the Getaway Girls…but Iโ€™ll be buying if not!

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    • July 31, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Oh, you should definitely give Gina’s books a go. They’re a tad quirky but so much fun!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. July 29, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Haha! Your ridiculous out-of-control book acquiring addiction always cheers me up! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ You’ll love the Elly Griffiths books though, and I hope the Ruth Wares live up to our expectations – you can read them quick and tell me which one I should go for next!

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    • July 31, 2018 at 10:21 am

      It’s a good thing I don’t do that TBR feature you do. I’d be in so much trouble ๐Ÿ˜‚

      I’m really looking forward to the Elly Griffiths! I figure I’d get through this series a lot faster than Ruth Galloway. Only read four so far of that one.

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  8. July 29, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    I love this weekly wrap up I need to do something like this!! I am sure your โ€œevil voicesโ€ got up to 22………*tumbleweed* *evil laugh* ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ some fabulous books this week! X

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 31, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Yes, they did! And it was really hard to resist! My saving grace was noticing a bunch of books that are published this week ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

  9. July 29, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    So I’m guessing you enjoyed The Death of Mrs Westaway and then bought Ware’s entire backlist ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 31, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Your guess would be absolutely correct ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 1, 2018 at 6:21 pm

        ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I liked In a Dark Dark Wood but I loved The Woman in Cabin 10!! Iโ€™ll await your verdict on The Lying Game because that one just hasnโ€™t jumped out at me to read!

        Liked by 1 person

        • August 1, 2018 at 6:26 pm

          When I read Mrs Westaware, I didnโ€™t realise that was the same author. I passed on The Lying Game when it came out as I saw quite a lot of โ€œmehโ€ reviews. But a full set is a full set ๐Ÿ˜‚ (may just start with The Woman in Cabin 10 though)

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  10. July 30, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Yeah, 20 sounds good ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t believe just how many books you managed to get in a week. I have read a few of the titles though and they were really good so I hope that you enjoy them all. Have a fab week. Happy reading ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 31, 2018 at 10:19 am

      I need help, I think. I have no idea when I’m going to read any of these. And yet I keep buying more! I wonder if there’s such a thing as book-buying rehab ๐Ÿ˜‚


  11. July 31, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Itโ€™s so hot here too!! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    Oh how I loved Donโ€™t Believe It. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 1, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Iโ€™m behind on his books. I only read Summit Lake! Must catch up!

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 2, 2018 at 3:33 pm

        I LOVED Donโ€™t Believe It so much I just bought The Girl Who Was Taken to read. โ˜บ๏ธ
        I enjoyed Summit Lake too.


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