This Week in Books (May 22)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.


Will Trent is undercover at Fort Knox. His assignment: to investigate a twenty-two-year-old murder. His suspect’s name: Jack Reacher.

Jack Reacher is in Fort Knox on his own mission: to bring down a dangerous criminal ring operating at the heart of America’s military. Except now Will Trent is on the scene.

But there’s a bigger conspiracy at play – one that neither the special agent nor the ex-military cop could have anticipated. And the only option is for Jack Reacher and Will Trent to team up and play nicely. If they can…


Seventeen-year-old Tyler lives in one of Edinburgh’s most deprived areas. Coerced into robbing rich people’s homes by his bullying older siblings, he’s also trying to care for his little sister and his drug-addict mother. On a job, his brother stabs a homeowner and leaves her for dead—and the woman is the wife of Edinburgh’s biggest crime lord, Deke Holt.

With the police and the Holts closing in, and his shattered family in devastating danger, Tyler meets posh girl Flick in another stranger’s house, and he thinks she may just be his salvation, unless he drags her down, too.


‘…They’re here. They’re-‘

The message on Sara Prior’s phone contains the last words she will ever hear from her husband. Racing to find him, she discovers he has been brutally murdered.

While the police struggle to uncover evidence around this shocking crime, it becomes clear that Sara is no ordinary bereaved wife. And she is not the sort of woman to let things lie. Following a hidden clue in her husband’s last desperate phone-call, Sara follows the trail to the house of the last person she’d expect . . .

Meanwhile DS Nathan Cody finds himself drawn into the darkest and most twisted case of his career. And this time things are about to get very very personal.

The reading slump continues. Cleaning The Gold is a mere 80 pages. It took me an entire afternoon to read and it’s the only thing I’ve read since Saturday. Send help! 😂

What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  21 comments for “This Week in Books (May 22)

  1. May 22, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Oh no hope that slump pushes off really soon! What’s the Karin Slaughter/Lee Child like?

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  2. May 22, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    can anyone do this on there blog as well? jw

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  3. May 22, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Oh no, I feel for you and your reading slump😞 I hope you find your mojo again soon. I’m reading The Gift of Friends by Emma Hannigan at the moment xx

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    • May 24, 2019 at 10:48 am

      Mojo still missing. I have tours on Monday and Tuesday that I’ve not yet read the books for 😳


      • May 24, 2019 at 11:17 am

        Oh No! Can you do a promo or content post for them instead? Less pressure for you to read on time xx


  4. May 22, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Well if Karin Slaughter can’t kick your arse out of that reading slump I don’t think there’s any hope left 🤔 I kid! Of course there’s hope! Maybe some Enger? Or leave the reading for a bit and watch some old Buffy episodes? Or work in the garden while it’s not raining?

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    • May 22, 2019 at 11:15 pm

      Well, to be fair, 80-ish pages is barely a girlie punch, never mind an arse kicking 🤣. Leaving the reading would be my preferred option right now but I can’t. My schedule doesn’t really allow it 🤦🏼‍♀️

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      • May 23, 2019 at 8:41 pm

        There is much truth in that 😂 I always decide to watch Netflix instead of read and then I feel guilty because I start thinking about all the books I have to and want to read and consequently don’t enjoy the not reading 🤦‍♀️ Remind me, why did I think being a book blogger was a good idea?

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  5. Yvo
    May 23, 2019 at 2:37 am

    You are still reading Breakers and your blog tour stop is tomorrow? 😲 Reading slumps are the worst… I hope you will be finding your way out of it soon. xx

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  6. May 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    I am reading Worst Case Scenario – not obscure for a change lol

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  7. May 23, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Try something different. It mostly keeps the slump away for me.
    I’m reading When Polly Met Olly by Zoe May.

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  8. ChrissiReads
    May 25, 2019 at 10:43 am

    I haven’t read a Karin Slaughter book before. I should. I know… Have a fab week!

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    • May 25, 2019 at 10:53 am

      I am honestly stunned at the amount of people who have said that this past week 😂


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