Weekly Wrap-Up (February 2)

Technically this isn’t a weekly wrap-up but more of a look back on the month of January. You may have noticed there haven’t been any weekly wrap-ups because I just haven’t had the time to write them up. January is a blur of shopping, dinners, lunches, parties and one really bad hangover that made me vow never to drink again. That particular resolution lasted about five days. I mean, there was another party, what’s a girl to do? 🤷🏼‍♀️

Thankfully, February looks set to be a whole lot quieter. I feel like I’ve already reached my yearly limit of socialising, to be honest. Still think it’s completely overrated too 😉.

Anywho, on to the books! I’m sure you’ll all be happy to know that with a wee push in December, helped considerably by my loyal buddy reader, I did in fact manage to nail my Goodreads challenge. But for the first time since joining that challenge, it was a bit of a struggle. For someone who read almost 300 books in one year, to “only” have read 201 last year seems somewhat baffling to me but whatever. It is what it is. I am thoroughly enjoying the lack of pressure though so I’ve set this year’s challenge to a measly 100 and we will see what happens. You may also have noticed that my blog tour boycott isn’t quite working out anymore but I’m being extremely picky and hopefully I won’t be sliding down that particular slippery slope too hard again.

Right, let’s take a lot at the books I’ve managed to remove from my TBR in January.


15 books. I remember the days when I read double that in a month. What is wrong with me?! Some brilliant books in that list though and five of those you will undoubtedly see again at the end of the year. Guess away!


Erm … you may want to grab a cuppa for this one. 😳

Do you think I have a problem? 🤔


With thanks to Avon, Headline, Orenda, Titan Books and Transworld.


Review | Elizabeth Letts – Finding Dorothy
Review | Matt Wesolowski – Beast
Review | Robert Bryndza – Nine Elms
Review | Cara Hunter – All The Rage
Review | C.J. Tudor – The Other People
Review | Howard Linskey – Alice Teale Is Missing
Review | Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst – Death Deserved
Review | David B. Lyons – She Said, Three Said
Guest Post | Robert Crouch – Five Things I Learned From Writing A Series

Seems I posted just enough to keep the cobwebs at bay 😂


Monday : Review | Rebecca Reid – Truth Hurts

Tuesday : Review | Michael Wood – The Murder House

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | Claire Allan – The Liar’s Daughter

Friday : Review | Louise Beech – I Am Dust

Saturday : Taking the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up (maybe)

Schedule subject to change due to reviews not being written yet. 🙈

I’d better get going now because I have a mother-in-law to entertain soon. Hope you’re having a relaxing weekend and I wish you a great week with lots of happy reading! xx

  18 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (February 2)

  1. February 2, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Love your wrap ups! I books you’ve bought always makes me feel so much better!

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    • February 5, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      😂 To be honest, it makes me feel good too, even if I have no idea when I’m going to read them all.


  2. February 2, 2020 at 10:59 am

    I do suspect you have a teeny tiny problem but I love you for it 😂 And yes socialising is highly overrated 😉

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  3. February 2, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Ha, ha. I love you Eva. You always make me feel better about my lack of impulse control on book buying lol. Great set of reads there. I’m thinking we may have a few matching top reads by the end of the year,

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    • February 5, 2020 at 12:29 pm


      Funny enough I used to think “Wow, Jen buys a lot of books!” in an impressed kind of way. These days, I’m beginning to think you and I are keeping book shops afloat 😂


  4. Jo
    February 2, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Great haul, and if it’s a problem, I’d say that it’s a nice one to have! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 5, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      Right?! It could be worse! At least I don’t have a drinking problem …. wait 🤔🤣

      Liked by 1 person

  5. February 2, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Fab wrap up weekly thingy post! Hope you’re afternoon socialising is okay xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 5, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      It was okay. We tend to play board games but mother-in-law wasn’t that impressed with the new one we bought 😳

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  6. February 2, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Those are some pretty book covers. How did you find the murder of Roger Ackroyd? I read it for the first time last month. (I’m currently reading all of Agatha Christie’s books.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 5, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      I really enjoyed it and was particularly impressed with figuring it out before the reveal. That’s never happened before with her books.

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      • February 5, 2020 at 11:03 pm

        Oh wow, that’s impressive. I knew who did it as I happened to watch a documentary( I would NEVER have figured it out 😂), but I enjoyed knowing as it showed how clever she was when writing it. I’m the kind where I guess everyone, but who did it.

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  7. February 2, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Yes! Your spending spree has made me feel better lol. Nice to see a wrap up back x

    Liked by 1 person

  8. February 3, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    15 sounds pretty good to me – I usually only average 10-11 a month! Ooh, I’ve just finished re-reading The Mysterious Affair at Styles and it’s a lot of fun so you should prioritise it… after you’ve read a Miss Marple, though, of course… 😉

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    • February 5, 2020 at 12:31 pm

      Really? I always feel like you read more than that. Of course, you do often seem to have door stoppers as well.

      Reading my first Marple today. I’m determined to read them all.

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