Weekly Wrap-Up (August 12)



And another week bites the dust. I swear they’re going faster!

Temperatures have plummeted these last few days. Now, I realise I asked for a break from the heat but … going from 37°C to 21°C is a tad on the extreme side. I’ve gone from barely wearing anything to adding extra layers. I know, there’s just no pleasing me 😉

On to the books then!

Books I’ve read this week

The lack of sleep during the massive heatwave caught up with me and I had one of those days where I just couldn’t focus on anything and ended up chatting with friends while playing a silly game on my tablet. You know, like one of those incredibly productive days. Not. For a minute there, I worried I lost my reading mojo but no. (Thank goodness, since I already lost my reviewing mojo and that’s bad enough)

However, all is well again and I somehow managed to read 7 books again.

Books I’ve bought this week

Wait for it!


Waaaaiiiit for it!


NONE! Who knew I had it in me?! 😂

ARC’s received via Netgalley

Just the one, for blog tour purposes. Those four requests I mentioned last week are STILL pending! Talk about testing my very limited patience. And I may have added a fifth in the meantime. Oops.


Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this past week

With huge thanks to Emma Curtis, Transworld and Headline.

On the blog this past week

Monday : Joined the blog tour for The Lost Letters by Sarah Mitchell

Tuesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis

Wednesday : Shared my thoughts on Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas and posted my Week in Books, which I once again didn’t stick to 🙄

Thursday : To celebrate the paperback launch of The Confession by Jo Spain I reposted my review from January and I also shared my review for The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

Friday : Joined the blog tour for Dead of Night by Michael Stanley 

Saturday : Shared my review for Our House by Louise Candlish

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Next week on Novel Deelights

You may want to sit down for this one 😉

Monday : Review | Close to Home by Cara Hunter

Tuesday : Review | Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys

Wednesday : This Week in Books | The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths

Thursday : Review | The Defence by Steve Cavanaugh

Friday : Blog tour | Extract | Keep You Safe by Rona Halsall

Saturday : Review | A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Did you count them? That’s right! One blog tour! ONE! Enjoy the feeling while it lasts 😂


I am so counting down the days until my holiday! Four weeks to go. I’ve already made a pile of books to take with me. That’s not too early, is it? Of course, I also keep changing it because I’m apparently incredibly indecisive. 🙄

How do you decide what to take with you on holiday? Do you focus on ARC’s, for instance? Do you try to stay ahead on your schedule for when you return? Or do you just read for pleasure and not worry about deadlines and commitments?

That’s it for another week! Hope you all have a great one! Happy reading! xx


  23 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (August 12)

  1. Karen
    August 12, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I’m in shock. ONE blog tour next week? As to holiday reads it depends how much I need to catch up. I prefer to take reading for pleasure but I think my forthcoming holiday will be reading ARCs to try and keep up with blog tour reviews I appear to have signed up for! 😉

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    • August 13, 2018 at 10:28 am

      I am shocked too. You have no idea how worried I am that I’m going to be inundated by emails from tour organisers because I forgot to schedule something 😂

      I should check my planning to see if there’s anything I really should take with me but I’m too scared to look 😉

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  2. August 12, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Wow are you feeling alright? No books bought and only one blog tour! I read for pleasure on holiday.

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  3. August 12, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    That is some great discipline on not buying books! ❤ 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. thequietgeordie
    August 12, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Read for pleasure on holiday as I can’t cope with writing reviews while I’m away!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 13, 2018 at 10:24 am

      I don’t think I’m going to be able to get away with not writing a single review. Eek.

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      • thequietgeordie
        August 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm

        Sorry – I mean I only review them on Goodreads when for pleasure 🙂

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  5. August 12, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Woohoo for buying new books! I failed this week and got 2!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. August 12, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Ooh, I’ve read three of the books you’ll be reviewing next week – that’s a first, I think. Waiting to see whether we agree about any of them… 😉

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  7. August 12, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    YOU HAVEN’T BOUGHT ANY BOOKS??? Well, I compensated by buying too many xD
    I don’t have any holiday so I can’t answer!!!! I’d say I just take my Kindle with me and go with the flow!

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  8. August 12, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    You didn’t buy any books ?! I’m already afraid for what’ll happen next week when you indulge in your craving :-). Some great bookpost you received, I look forward to your reviews! Happy reading Eva!

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    • August 13, 2018 at 10:25 am

      😂 I am determined not to buy any again this week. I don’t even have anything on my radar for the moment. Probably just jinxed myself.

      Happy reading, lovely! xx

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  9. Yvo
    August 14, 2018 at 5:22 am

    Looks like you behaved this week! So few new titles must be a new record. 😉

    As for the holiday question: I always try to clean my ARC schedule for the period I will be away, and only read my own titles as a little treat to myself during my vacation. I might read an ARC or two near the end, but mostly just don’t want to worry about forgetting little things that would make my ARC review better. 😉

    Have a wonderful week! xx

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