This Week in Books (02-03-2021)

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.


Game of Thrones is the biggest television drama ever to have graced our screens. The epic saga of warring families, huge battles, arduous journeys and dying heroes has captured the hearts and attention of millions of fans across the world. But its conclusion isn’t necessarily the end of the story …

James Hibberd is the only member of the media ever to have been permitted on the show’s top secret set during filming. He was in Croatia when Joffrey Baratheon perished; he was in Northern Ireland when Jon Snow desperately fought in the Battle of the Bastards. He has documented every part of the making of the show and has had exclusive access to cast members, writers and directors.

This official, complete history of HBO’s Game of Thrones will draw on the author’s many long days and nights spent on GOT sets all over the world and his countless interviews with cast and crew, many of which have never been published before. Packed with photographs both from the show and from the author’s personal collection, this is the only book that will be absolutely essential reading for every Game of Thrones fan.

[I ended up having a bit of a love/hate relationship with this book. For the most part, as a GoT fan, I really enjoyed the look behind the scenes, the fabulous pictures and the trip down memory lane. Even though I didn’t particularly learn much I didn’t already know. But it also reminded me, once again, of how much better the books are and how the show started to ruin things quite early on.]


He collects his victims. But he doesn’t keep them safe.

Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier are locked in a flat. They don’t know where they are, and they don’t know why they’re there. They only know that the shadow man has taken them, and he won’t let them go.

Desperate to escape, the three of them must find a way out of their living hell, even if it means uncovering a very dark truth.

Because the shadow man isn’t a nightmare. He’s all too real.

And he’s watching.

[By currently I mean : I will be starting this one this afternoon. I mean it this time. Definitely reading it!]


1996. Essex. Thirteen-year-old schoolgirl Carly lives in a disenfranchised town dominated by a military base, struggling to care for her baby sister while her mum sleeps off another binge. When her squaddie brother brings food and treats, and offers an exclusive invitation to army parties, things start to look a little less bleak …

2006. London. Junior TV newsroom journalist Marie has spent six months exposing a gang of sex traffickers, but everything is derailed when New Scotland Yard announces the re-opening of Operation Andromeda, the notorious investigation into allegations of sex abjse at an army base a decade earlier.

As the lives of these two characters intertwine around a single, defining event, a series of utterly chilling experiences is revealed, sparking a nail-biting race to find the truth and justice.

[One of those books that immediately caught my eye when it first popped up and I can’t wait to pick it up.]

What are you reading this week? Do let me know in the comments! Happy reading! xx

  13 comments for “This Week in Books (02-03-2021)

  1. February 3, 2021 at 10:22 am

    I have The Source lined up also. Sounds very good

    Liked by 1 person

  2. February 3, 2021 at 11:12 am

    I must be the only person on the planet who isn’t a fan of GoT (the TV version anyway) 🤔

    Hope you enjoy The Shadow Man

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 10, 2021 at 11:33 am

      You don’t like the tv show? But you’ve read the books and enjoyed those? I prefer the books by far!

      The Shadow Man is fantastic! You know, in case you wanted to add something to your TBR. 😉


      • February 10, 2021 at 11:49 am

        Nope, not read the books either. The TV show put me off.

        I’ve read The Shadow Man and totally agree 😁


  3. February 3, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    I’ve just read The Shadow Man and it is truly brilliant. Hope you enjoy it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. February 4, 2021 at 1:04 am

    I hope you will enjoy The Shadow Man as much as I did! Such an excellent title… Happy reading! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  5. February 4, 2021 at 2:24 am

    I have The Shadow Man to read. I hope you enjoy it, it is getting great reviews.

    Liked by 1 person

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