Weekly Wrap-Up (May 5)

May? How is it May? What happened to all the other months between January and May? Where did they go?

Speaking of where things went, what happened to Spring? Feels more like Autumn. Quite chilly, lots of rain, even some hail … I so not approve. Meanwhile the weeds are taking over my garden because I can’t get out there. I mean, I can. I’d just get wet. Which I don’t approve of either πŸ˜‰

This week’s excuse for not reading as much as normal is : I have no idea what happened. I’ve had one of those weeks where one book took me three days to read. And I was actually enjoying it!

So let’s take a look at the books that can be taken off the TBR pile this week.

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

There may not be many but boy, they’re good! Now I should probably also stop squeezing in books I don’t have commitments for because the big gap I managed to create in my schedule is getting smaller. 😳

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

Once in a while, the OH will drive to this big shopping centre we have, which is the only place relatively near us that has a bookshop which sells English books. He’ll take pictures, send them to me and I’ll just say “that and that and that”. This was the result. Do I have a clue what these books are about? Nope. There’s even one, Impossible Saints, that I’ve never heard of. I just liked the cover 🀣

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

Courtesy of Hodder, Michael Joseph, Avon and Headline. Her Last Promise was such lovely surprise book post. How pretty is that? I didn’t want to unwrap it!

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Nothing

Tuesday : Again with the nothing

Wednesday : Shared My Week in Books

Thursday : Joined the blog tour for The Innocent Ones by Neil White

Friday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for No Way Out by Cara Hunter

Saturday : Took another day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Another quiet one. Can I keep it up? πŸ€”

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : Blog tour | Guest Post | The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen

Tuesday : Nothing planned

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | Night By Night by Jack Jordan

Thursday : Review | With Our Blessing by Jo Spain

Friday : Nothing planned

Saturday : Blog tour | Review | In Two Minds by Alis Hawkins

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Proof that the gap in my schedule got smaller. See that book on Saturday? Yep, still need to read that one. But I have read quite a few that are due in the weeks after so technically, I’m still ahead. πŸ˜‚

Reminder that I won’t be around much on Twitter tomorrow in order to avoid spoilers for Game of Thrones and Line of Duty.

Off to spend the afternoon with friends. I dare you to ask how much I’m looking forward to that. πŸ™„

And that’s it. Hope everyone has a great week! Until next time. Happy reading! xx

  24 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (May 5)

  1. May 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    I loved The Perfect Girlfriend! A girl out for revenge, what’s not to love ;-)? You have a wonderful hubby, willing to take pics and ask which ones you want, you better keep him :-)!! Oh I also asked for a copy of The Girl Before You, I never thought green on a cover would look so good, but they didn’t pick me. The surprise book post looks quite interesting as well, I can see why you didn’t want to unwrap it though. Happy reading Eva!

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    • May 5, 2019 at 12:41 pm

      So pretty, isn’t it? I love those little touches.

      I look forward to reading The Perfect Girlfriend. Just have no idea when that will be. 🀣

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  2. May 5, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    The Perfect Girlfriend is amazing! I hope you love it as much as I did!
    Happy reading, and good luck with your afternoon out!! I shall be drinking tea and reading :p

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  3. May 5, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Another fan of The Perfect Girlfriend here πŸ‘‹πŸ˜„ I spent the morning wrapping up a review for a blog tour post next week (and buying books on BD, oops) and this afternoon will consist of reading and little else… But, you know, have fun being sociable and everything πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

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  4. May 5, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Ha, you did what I did and squeezed one of your own books in. I have to come to realise that if I don’t squeeze them in I will never read them.

    The Perfect Girlfriend is brilliant – one of my top reads of last year.

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    • May 12, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      Exactly! I knew you’d get it. We’ll just have to live dangerously from time to time.

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      • May 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm

        I seem to be living dangerously all the time. I paid for the busy week with a week last week when I struggled to concentrate so I got behind again. But I have had a blocked ear, fuzzy head etc for a week so that’s my excuse.

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  5. May 5, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    That packaging is glorious, EvaπŸ’œ

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  6. May 5, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    My husband bought me Warlight for my birthday back in January and I’m sorry to say it’s still giving me mournful “why haven’t you read me yet?” looks from the bookshelf. I really want to read it soon as I’ve heard great things about it and it’s on the shortlist for The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and I’d hoped to read the entire shortlist before the winner is announced in June.

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    • May 12, 2019 at 12:03 pm

      Yes, that’s why it caught my eye but I’m pretty sure I won’t be reading it before the winner is announced πŸ˜„

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  7. May 5, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Lovely haul The Perfect Girlfriend is great fun and I’m also intrigued by Impossible Saints. πŸ˜€

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  8. May 5, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I’m also currently reading (and enjoying) Perfect Girlfriend!

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  9. May 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I’m going in the huff! Why do you never review the Shardlakes?? I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting… *stomps off, crumbling* (That was supposed to be “grumbling”, but sometimes a typo is better than the original… πŸ˜‚)

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    • May 12, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Ah, well, I wasn’t planning on it because they’re just a bit of a treat and I’m enjoying them too much to start over-analyzing them to write a review. But I may do Tombstone. If I ever get to it. So in the meantime you’ll just have to keep crumbling πŸ˜‚

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