Weekly Wrap-Up (September 30)


I can’t quite believe I’ve been home for a full week already. Tuscany was glorious and warm as always and I had a wonderful time.

Except for the tiger mosquito plague. I’m not entirely sure why mosquitoes love me as much as they do but I wish they didn’t. I stopped counting at thirty bites and ended up coming home looking like someone suffering from the plague. I had one massive bite on a little toe that sadly meant I was unable to fit into any type of shoe for the first few days.

Now you’d think that being unable to go anywhere meant I was reading up a storm instead on my comfy lounger by the pool. But no. I read a measly two books on holiday. Two! That’s completely unheard of. Even worse, I didn’t miss it. Not for a second. Which, considering I had three tour commitments to fulfil upon my return, meant that I had lost all my carefully collected Zen by Tuesday 😂. (and a nagging husband who couldn’t help but rub in how many books I took with me but never even touched)

This weekly wrap-up is also a monthly wrap-up. So let’s see how hugely unsuccessful my reading was in September.

Books I read this month

That’s right. Count them. I’ll help. It’s nine. 9!!!! In a whole bloody month! Four and a half of those I read this past week in a desperate attempt to catch up. So wrong.

Books I’ve bought this month

Filling a few gaps in my Orenda collection and I couldn’t resist Harriet Monckton.

ARC’s received via Netgalley

Plus one I’m not allowed to talk about yet 😊

Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this past month

I could have sworn I’d taken pictures of these but I can’t find them anywhere so the covers will have to do for now. With thanks to Dome Press (for None So Blind by Alis Hawkins, which isn’t pictured), Transworld, Michael Joseph and Killer Reads.

On the blog in September

September 3rd : Shared my review for Perfect Liars by Rebecca Reid

September 4th : Joined the blog tour for The Spy’s Gamble by Howard Kaplan

September 5th : Reviewed The Night She Died by Jenny Blackhurst

September 6th : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for The Angel’s Mark by S.W. Perry

September 7th : Shared my review for The Rival by Charlotte Duckworth

*dance break*

September 11th : Joined the blog tour for Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

September 13th : Joined the blog tour for Perfect Silence by Helen Fields

*dance break take two*

September 25th : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for the phenomenal The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

September 26th : Joined the blog tour for After He Died by Michael J. Malone

September 28th : Joined the blog blitz for The Birthday by Carol Wyer

September 29th : Joined the blog tour for The Anniversary by Hilary Boyd

Good to see I took it easy. 🙄

Next week on Novel Deelights

Monday : Review | In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards

Tuesday : Blog tour | Guest Post | One Perfect Witness by Pat Dixon

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | Tell Nobody by Patricia Gibney

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | The Paris Secret by Lily Graham

Friday : Blog tour | Review | Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner

Saturday : Blog tour | Guest Post + review | The Secrets You Hide by Kate Helm

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Ah, back to normal. Wonderful. 😳


And that’s it! I haven’t checked out any of your blogs because the mere thought is just too overwhelming to contemplate. But do please feel free to point me in the right direction if there’s anything you really want me to see!

I’m spending the afternoon with my dad, who by now has probably forgotten what I look like because it’s been a while. Hope whatever it is you have planned for today is wonderful and you’re enjoying your weekend.

Wishing you lots of happy reading. Until next time! xx

30 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (September 30)

    1. They so are! There are a few that still haven’t gone completely. Apparently I do have some sort of allergic reaction to them but still. I was covered in the smelliest anti-mosquito spray ever and they still got me! Right through my clothes! Bastards 😄


  1. Tuscany looks wonderful, just a shame about the mozzi bites. If only there could be some plague that only affects mozzis and wipes them out! I get bitten by midges, but for some reason they only go for my legs??? Hope this coming week is less stressful for your reading time

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      1. Nope! It was horrible 😣
        I’ve since found sun lotion and after sun that contain insect repellent, and these worked brilliantly in Majorca – think I had one bite the week I was there! Not sure they’d stand up to more tropical bugs, but for Europe that’s now my go to product 😊

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  2. Lovely pictures! Sorry about the mosquitoes! We had a lot of them in Greece too, but for some reason they don’t like me as much as they like other people 😀

    I can’t wait to read the new Liane Moriarty book and Resin looks pretty cool too!

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