Weekly bookish wrap up: 25/8/2019

So it’s been a whole month since I did a weekly wrap up…can I even call it that anymore?…. I have fallen into a reading rut and am struggling to get out.

Caught up in travel preparations, then too busy soaking up the beautiful Hawaiian sun to even look at a book and now here I am back home with the inevitable post holiday blues….unable to get myself motivated and get back into reading , writing or any form of normal life.

Has anyone else felt this way after a big holiday? Any tips for recovering?

Books read:

While I was away…actually on the way home from the airport in the car…I finally finished The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves (Audiobook) ★★★ – I started out loving this book and it might have been 5 stars had it not taken me so long to listen to it. By the end, the narration was beginning to annoy me and I just wanted to be able to say I had finished it. I had a bit of a love/hate thing going on with the character of Jonathon and I wonder had the plot not twisted would I have ended up just completely hating him.

The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen ★★★★ – Augusta is an interesting character from the beginning but her story is a little slow to get going. As I was reading I had a sense of what was going to happen but it wasn’t until 2/3 in that the story really came to life for me….then I couldn’t put it down. If you don’t mind a slow start the ending is well worth it.

Currently Reading:

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane – my latest audiobook…loving it so far…but only 13 chapters in. There have been a few LOL moments while driving to work in the car.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate – an airport purchase for on the way home which I never even opened. (As a side note…paperbacks from USA feel so very different to the ones we have here…I can see why many of my overseas bookish friends prefer hardcovers….I usually prefer paperbacks but this one feels strange in my hands).

Have you read any of these? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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