This Week in Books (August 19)

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.


A naive girl, thrust forward by her ambitious family. A pretty girl, who has captured the heart of the King. Katheryn sings, she dances, she delights in the pleasures of being queen. The King tells the world she is his rose without a thorn.

But this young woman has a past of which Henry knows nothing. It comes back increasingly to haunt her, even as she courts danger yet again. For those who gather roses must beware of the thorns.

[Not my favourite of the five books so far but enjoyable nonetheless. Review to come. At some point. If it ever gets written. 🙄]


Una Richardson’s heart is broken after the death of her mother. Seeking a place to heal, she responds to an advertisement and steps into the rich, comforting world of Elspeth McKenzie.

But Elspeth’s home is not as safe as it seems.

Kathryn, her cold and bitter daughter, resents Una’s presence. But more disturbing is the realization that two girls had lived here before. Two girls who ended up dead.

Why won’t the McKenzies talk about them? What other secrets are locked inside this house? As the walls close in around her, Una starts to fear that she will end up just like the other girls.

[Really, really enjoying this one so far. Very intriguing, mysterious and tense. I’m hoping to finish it today.]


I have no idea. I should probably do the smart thing and read a tour book. So it probably won’t be that one because that’s just how I roll 😏.

It might be one of these.

Or not. Who knows.

What are you reading this week? Do let me know! Wishing you all lots of happy reading! xx

  9 comments for “This Week in Books (August 19)

  1. August 19, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Sounds like you’re becoming a mood reader!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. August 19, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    I’m glad you’re enjoying Just Like The Other Girls. I have it on my TBR and hope to get to it soon. How To Disappear is really good, I recommend it. Happy reading! 🙂

    Here’s my post:

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  3. August 19, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    I’m starting The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 19, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    How to Disappear is one of my top reads of the year. It’s amazing (and I can’t bear for you to not love it so maybe you’d better not read it 😉 )

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 20, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      🤣🤣 I have enjoyed her previous books so I’m not too worried I won’t like this one. But to be on the safe side, I won’t mention to you whether or not I’m reading/have read it or if I liked/did not like it. 😉


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