Weekly Wrap-Up (August 18)

Summer has gone and done a runner. It’s been a miserable, windy and wet week and I do not approve in the slightest. I’ve been torturing myself by constantly checking the weather in Italy, where it’s lovely and warm, and keeping my fingers crossed that will still be the case when I arrive there in a few weeks.

Since I ran out of Hawaii Five-O episodes to watch [note to self : binge-watch slower next time], there seemed little else to do but read. And by read, I mean stare at hundreds of books on my bookshelves and declare I had nothing to read. 🀣

Meanwhile, the pile of books I will be taking with me on holiday has grown to … one. Yes, you read that right. One. Considering my hormonal reading mojo this year, you never know. It could be enough. Still, it’s good to be prepared for every eventuality, right? So I’m thinking I need a few more. I might be forced to do a panicky “grab-whatever-is-closest” on the day we leave. πŸ˜‚

Anyway! No tv shows to watch and miserable weather. What’s a girl to do? Read, I guess. So here’s what I read this week.


That’s not too bad again. I’m about 100 pages away from finishing another one but I got distracted.

For those who’d like to guess this week : one of those shot right up my list of “books of the year”. No, Kelly, you’re not allowed to play along 😜


Well. I don’t know what happened here but apparently I bought none. What’s up with that?! Feel free to stage an intervention if this continues! πŸ˜‚


Monday : Nothing

Tuesday : Shared my review for Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Reviewed Come Back For Me by Heidi Perks

Friday : Again with the nothing

Saturday : Took this day off as well

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

You know something? I could totally get used to this!


Monday : Blog tour | Extract | Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Tuesday : Review | Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins-Reid

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Most likely nothing

Friday : Review | The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Saturday : Taking the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Slightly busier because I need to squeeze in the 20 Books of Summer challenge reviews before the end of the month. πŸ˜‚

Speaking of that challenge, I’m currently reading my 18th book. I may yet nail this after all! I also reached the 150 mark of books read this year, which considering the up-and-down reading mojo makes me feel quite accomplished. And the year isn’t over yet!

That’s it for this week. I’m spending the afternoon with the mother-in-law. Again. She seems to be here a lot lately. I hope she’s not planning on moving in πŸ€”

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

  27 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (August 18)

  1. August 18, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    150 books already this year? Wow, that’s impressive! And you’re doing so well on your 20 Books of Summer Challenge as well.

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  2. August 18, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    You’re doing so well with your reading! Isn’t the weather just so depressing? I am totally ready for Autumn now….

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    • August 18, 2019 at 10:04 pm

      I’m not yet. I still need my summer holidays! πŸ˜‚


  3. August 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Wow you’re doing fantastic! Hmm which book this week Daisy Jones or Turn of the Key?

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  4. August 18, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    But I wanna plaaaaay πŸ˜‚

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  5. August 18, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    You are lucky she visits only for an afternoon. My mother-in-law stays for 15 to 20 days twice a year and we have to visit at least once a year and stay there for a week! I so wish I was born outside India.

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    • August 18, 2019 at 10:03 pm

      I’m lucky I get along quite well with mine!


      • August 18, 2019 at 11:41 pm

        That’s really great. I could get along in the beginning and then things changed, one by one starting from small to big. She has a different picture of daughter-in-law in her mind, in fact life-style is also different. I can understand their view but I can’t change the way I’m and I guess they have passed the age of understanding my view. I try to avoid any disagreement during their stay because I love my husband and as long he standing beside me I don’t mind.

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  6. August 18, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Weather has been sooooo crappy! I am so fed up with rain. Fingers crossed for an Indian summer!

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  7. August 19, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Did I ever tell you about the time I went on holiday to Italy in July and it snowed?*

    I’m seriously hoping the wow book is the Ruth Ware…

    *Admittedly we were high up in the mountains… πŸ˜€

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    • August 19, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      You almost had me there. So mean! Whereabouts did you go?

      And yes, the wow book is Ruth Ware!


      • August 19, 2019 at 11:34 pm

        Hurrah! Next book but one… πŸ˜€ I can’t remember the name of the place but it was a small ski village half way up an Alp that took in non-skiers in the summer. It was beautiful, but cold… the first thing we had to do was go out and buy jumpers!

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  8. August 19, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Yup, it’s autumn now, isn’t it? Great post and hope you’ve a nice mother in law! Happy reading and non reading ( have to admit am enjoying reading less lately) and wow to 150 books!!

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