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.
| BOOKS I READ 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!
| BOOKS I BOUGHT IN JANUARY |
Erm … you may want to grab a cuppa for this one. 😳
Do you think I have a problem? 🤔
| BOOK POST WHAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP IN JANUARY |
With thanks to Avon, Headline, Orenda, Titan Books and Transworld.
| ON THE BLOG IN JANUARY |
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 😂
| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |
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