Weekly Wrap-Up (August 26)



Cold! It’s cold! So cold! Looks like summer is officially over. I’m frantically keeping an eye on the weather forecast for glorious Tuscany now and hoping for some lovely 30+ degrees when I get there. Two weeks to go! Squee!

Books I’ve read this week

Another 7 under my belt and also, not listed, a DNF at 50%. Totally counts.

Books I’ve bought this week

The Corset is a pre-order so that technically doesn’t count 😉

ARC’s received via Netgalley

Just happened to be on Twitter for a change when Orion started handing these out so obviously I jumped at the chance.


Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this week

May have been somewhat excited.


On the blog this past week

Monday : Joined the blog blitz for The Edge of Sanity by Chris Thomas and posted my review for VOX by Christina Dalcher.

Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for Deceive and Defend by Marilyn Cohen de Villiers

Wednesday : Shared my Week in Books and shared my thoughts on Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Thursday : Reviewed Him by Clare Empson

Friday : Shared my review for Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Saturday : Joined the blog tour for The Glass Diplomat by S.R. Wilsher and shared my review for The Hangman’s Hold by Michael Wood

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Next week on Novel Deelights

Monday : Blog tour | Review | Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan

Tuesday : Review | The Darkness Around Her by Neil White

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | The Other Couple by Sarah J. Naughton

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | The Third Breath by Malcolm Hollingdrake

Friday : Blog tour | Review | Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell

Saturday : Blog tour | Guest post | Daisy Belle by Caitlin Davies

Sunday : Weekly Wrap Up

Ah, well, at least I’m slowing down with the tours, eh? 🤣


In other news : In case you missed it, I totally nailed the 20 Books of Summer Challenge. With time to spare, even! I’ve added a link to the menu at the top of the page if you want to take a look at what I read, with links to Goodreads and my reviews. I do admit to changing the list a tad as I went on. Some of the books initially listed were taken out as I was invited to join the blog tours for them and as I said from the start, those didn’t count for me. I feel quite accomplished and will definitely join in again next year. How’s your challenge going?

Question of the week : Signed, numbered, limited editions. To read or not to read? Do you put the pretty on a bookshelf and buy a digital version to read instead? Or do you you read the special version?

That’s it! Wishing you all a fab end of August and lots of happy reading! xx

  26 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (August 26)

  1. August 26, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Is it over? Nooooooo!!!! (I came to the same conclusion this morning but won’t be saying it yet, saying that I love autumn and winter for reading so not all bacd!;)) I don’t read paperbacks anymore so they go on the shelf and yes, I grab the e-book, which sounds nuts really, but I think at this stage a paperback would take me forever to read! Congrats on the challenge and great stash!

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:50 am

      It sure looks like it. Makes me all sad because I can just about live with Autumn but I hate Winter!

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      • August 27, 2018 at 1:22 pm

        Ditto here, well love Autumn actually, used to adore both it and Winter but if last year happens again I’m totally out on anything non Summery!!!

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  2. August 26, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Gave in and had the heating on last night 😨 I have bought the Kindle version of a signed book so as not to damage it, though I don’t have any limited editions. I did catch my OH casually reading one of my signed copies he’d taken down to the pub – it was nearly a divorce! Congratulations on your reading, your summer challenge totals my reading for the year so far. Fingers crossed for some good Italian weather for you. x

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:51 am

      Yes, we’ve had to turn it on as well. Horrible.

      Wow, OH! They just don’t get it, do they?! Totally grounds for divorce!

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  3. August 26, 2018 at 11:21 am

    It’s windy and very grey outside so definitely looks like winter here! I think I’ve only got 1 signed book that I had to read for a blog tour, so I guess the answer is no it’s not set aside. 😀

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Very windy here today as well. Bit of sunshine, coming and going, but it’s so chilly!


  4. August 26, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I don’t have any limited editions or I won’t invest for them but any kind of paperback signed, non-signed are welcome on my shelf. They are not just for showcase, I will red them for sure. I can read faster with paperbacks than e-copies. If I have read digital/paperback format first I won’t buy the other one.

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  5. August 26, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I do read my signed editions because I feel they deserve love and warmth, haha!

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  6. Karen
    August 26, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Our summer is over too. Its cold and rainy today. Congrats on finishing your challenge – just in time for the end of summer eh! I read my signed and special editions, I just take a little more care with them.

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  7. August 26, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    So sad that summer is over, I miss the sun already. Lucky you going away for some sun. I read my special editions, but sometimes get the e book too. Ha ha, for the blog tours! As long as you enjoy it.
    Amanda. x

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:55 am

      It makes me sad too. Summer always seem to be over so quickly whereas winter seems to go on forever!

      I am still enjoying the blog tours. My conscious effort to do less of them isn’t really working anyway 😄

      Have a great week, Amanda! xx


  8. August 26, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Who waited for the first weekend that temperatures dropped below 20° to have the first (and last) bbq of the year? Exactly, yours truly. It was better than I thought though ;-). I’m going to read The Corset via The Pigeonhole.. I hope I like the genre… I can’t wait to read your review of Before Her Eyes tomorrow! Happy reading this week!

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  9. August 26, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Yay to completing the challenge! We’ve not got the heating on but it’s miserable here 😓 look forward to trying to keep up with your posting this week lol x

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:57 am

      I caved and turned the heating on. I can’t stand being cold.

      You’re off to a good start 😉😘

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  10. August 26, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    I read the special edition! But, I have to ask, what book did you DNF?

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  11. August 27, 2018 at 12:17 am

    As always, an impressive list of books, love the thrillers, and looks to be a very full week ahead!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 27, 2018 at 10:58 am

      I wouldn’t want it any other way. I quite like being this busy! Have a great week! x


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