Weekly bookish wrap up – 1/9/2019

A post to share all the bookish things I have been up to during the week – the books I’ve read; the books I’m currently reading and anything else remotely bookish and worth sharing. A simple post to check in with bookish friends and hear about their bookish week.

It’s September and Spring is here!

Yay to warmer weather, getting outside in the sun, picnics and long country drives. Yay to reading outdoors. Anyone else excited for the change of season?

Day 1 of Spring and I can already feel the Winter funk lifting. Happy dancing everywhere!

With the end of Winter comes my birthday and with my birthday comes lots of book giftcards and shopping which I can’t wait to start very soon. Until then, here are the books that are consuming my thoughts and time this week:

Books read:

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane5/5 – This book was brilliant. I absolutely loved it!! Mhairi’s humour is exactly what I was looking for this week to get me excited about reading again after a fairly bookless month. I listened to this one on audioboook and the narration was perfect. So many real laugh out loud moments; compelling characters and oh my heart romance. If you haven’t already read it, I highly recommend this one.

Currently Reading:

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate – A slowish read. I am finding myself having to re-read parts to avoid getting lost with lots of names/name changes and the back and forth from 1939 to the present. Historical fiction is not something I read often but I am finding it ineteresting; especially as it is about children and illegal adoption. I’m not there yet but I can see it is going to be emotional read.

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth – this is my latest audioboook. Still in the beginning chapters, meeting all the characters but I am intrigued. I have only ever heard good things about Sally Hepworth’s writing. Have you read this or any of Sally Hepworth’s other books?

Other bookish stuff:

For my birthday my beautiful and thoughtful daughter bought me a Bookseat for easier reading – book and tablet holding. It even has a little pocket on the back to hold my glasses, earphones or whatever. I absolutely love it!

And now I’m going to sign off and actually go and read that book; sitting so snuggly in the bookseat. Have a wonderfully bookish week.

Happy reading!

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