Weekly Wrap-Up (August 4)

Aloha! After an unscheduled break last week, I am back with my weekly wrap-up and let me tell you, it’s going to blow your socks off! Or possibly not.

Insert obligatory freak-out about it being August already here. AUGUST! WTF?!

Thank you for the messages last week and apologies if I worried you all. The heatwave kicked my bum like a big kicking thing. I mean, 42C. Come on! But it was mostly my dog who struggled. This resulted in having to sleep downstairs on the sofa, where it was slightly cooler. And by sleep, I mean, SHE slept all night and I did not. I managed a grand total of about 4 hours over 3 nights so suffice to say I was absolutely shattered. By the weekend, I had a massive migraine and barely knew my own name 🤣. Writing up the wrap-up wasn’t exactly high on my list of priorities. Besides, I’d only read two books that week so there really wasn’t much to talk about anyway. 😳

All back to normal this week, thank goodness. Except for the reading as I’ve been hugely distracted by my dvd collection and hot boys hanging out in Hawaii. I’m not even sorry.

So, what did I read this week then?


A mere three books. And only because I had to, not because I felt like it. This is bad. So very bad.


Looks like even my book buying mojo has done a runner.


Monday : Joined the blog tour for The July Girls by Phoebe Locke

Tuesday : Reviewed Conviction by Denise Mina

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning

Friday : Joined the blog tour for The Holiday by T.M. Logan

Saturday : Nada

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

I’m just relieved I managed to read those tour books on time 😂


Monday : Blog tour | Review | Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | Clear My Name by Paula Daly

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Review | The Chain by Adrian McKinty

Friday : Review | Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge

Saturday : Don’t have anything planned

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Why yes, I do still need to read the book for Tuesday. Why do you ask? *facepalm*

The good news is though, for me anyway, that the blog tours will start to slow down. I only have 3 more left after this week. I know, you’re shocked. The bad news is I still have 7 books to read for my 20 Books of Summer Challenge. Let’s just say I’m not feeling very confident I’ll nail that one this year 😂

The countdown to my annual holiday is official on! One month to go and I will be enjoying the peace and quiet of gorgeous Tuscany. Hubby has already started making lists, he’s so organised. I, on the other hand, am just trying to decide which books to take with me. Then again, at the rate I’m going, maybe I should just take Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers. It’s 800 pages, might take me two weeks to finish it. 🤔

And that’s a wrap! Told you it would knock your socks off 😉.

Wishing you all a fabulous week and lots of happy reading! Until next time! xx

  20 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (August 4)

  1. August 4, 2019 at 11:43 am

    If it makes you feel any better, I still have twelve books to read from my 20 Books of Summer List plus I just signed up for ARC August with a list of six different books (although admittedly most of the latter are books for blog tours I need to read anyway).

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  2. August 4, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Glad you’re back, tho I keep wondering where you left your reading mojo 🤔

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  3. August 4, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I’ve got 10/11 books to read 20 Books of Summer as well so you’re definitely not alone. May I should change to 10 or 15 instead? 😂

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  4. August 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Glad to hear your feeling and good luck with the challenge, i personally don’t set any that way it doesn’t result in an epic fail 😂🙈

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    • August 8, 2019 at 9:28 am

      I nailed it last year so I was feeling extremely confident but my reading mojo hasn’t at all been cooperative and I didn’t count on that happening 😂


  5. August 4, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    42c Uncomfortable!

    Good luck with your challenge, I think I’m quite behind.

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  6. August 4, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Oh yes, 42C would see me off too 🥵 We’ve had heat but not to that degree. Best of luck with the challenge, I have every confidence 😉 I was actually contemplating the Chuck Wendig book….but 800 pages!! I think it might have to wait until I have a free month or so 😂

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  7. August 4, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Congrats on making it through that heat wave, Eva! And, enjoy your holiday💜 You’ve two really good books to sink into.

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  8. August 4, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Aloha! I have 17 books to go 🤣🤣🤣 and I am very disappointed I have no Ian on this post! Where is the sandwich 🤣

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  9. August 5, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Aw, I’m sorry you had such a rotten week, and I feel guilty for deciding not to worry about you – I assumed you were off somewhere having a wonderful holiday. But you’ve still got that to come – yay! And hopefully no more heatwaves! 😡

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    • August 8, 2019 at 9:31 am

      Don’t feel guilty! Absolutely no need! Your time is better spent on adding books to your TBR 😉

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