Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up

Sunday PostI’m trying to get back into the habit of doing a round-up of the week just completed and also take a look at my plans for the forthcoming week.  I rather got out of the habit of doing this last year but I would like to reinstate this type of post as I feel it keeps me on track.  So, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post over at Kimberly’s  Caffeinated Reviewer.  Without further ado:

Last week

Firstly, my foot’s a lot better which is good. Of course the weather has been awful so I’ve not really been up to a great deal other than the norm.  In reading and blogging I managed to post three reviews so only one to roll over, plus the three books (possibly four) that I’ve finished this week.  Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marilier which I buddy read with Mayri over at the Bookforager, this was very good and hopefully my review will be up soon.  I also read Library of the Dead by TL Huchu, I enjoyed this but at the same time I do have some mixed feelings. I also finished The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa and, again, mixed feelings with this one too. Finally, The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas.  I’ve only just started this one so it will probably roll over to next week’s reads.

Next Week

Unfortunately, I didn’t make any progress with my audiobooks this month so I’m hoping to get back to We Lie With Death.  In other bookish progress. I”m approximately 40% into The Children by Bjorn Larssen – so will be picking up that one and from my review pile The Black Song by Anthony Ryan also my next SPFBO book, Darkness Forged. Again, I’m not expecting to finish all of those but they’re the ones I’m eyeballing right now.

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. Last One to the Party by Bethany Clift
  2. Ink and Sigil by Kevin Hearne
  3. The Survivors by Jane Harper

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
  2. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marilier
  3. Library of the Dead by TL Huchu
  4. The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

So another busy week for the blog whilst I try to catch up.

What’ve you been up to the past week?


20 Responses to “Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up”

  1. jessicabookworm

    I am so pleased your foot is feeling better, Lynn and well done for catching up on your reviews! I am still about a month behind 🙄😅 This week has been a quiet week in life and my blog, but I have been enjoying my re-read of Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott and got another review up, so not bad at all. Take care and happy reading. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Jessica – I’m trying to catch up with my reviews – but then I’ve been reading quite a bit so I always feel like I’m behind.
      You take care too.
      Lynn 😀

  2. evelynreads1

    Enjoy your reading!


  3. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I’m not sure what was wrong with your foot but I’m glad it’s feeling better! 🙂
    Fingers crossed that you make some progress with your audio books this month. I’m finding that I like audiobooks more and more the more books I listen to.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I’m also enjoying audio books more and more but I haven’t been taking on any projects where I can put my earphones in and really tuck in. Hopefully soon.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Jen | Book Den

    I’m anxious to read The Survivors and The Wife Upstairs. I need to look into The Library of the Dead. That looks great.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoyed the Survivors, it’s something of a slow burn but great in depth character focus. The Wife Upstairs put me in mind of a mash of Jane Eyre and Rebecca with a twist. It was a fast read, didn’t blow me away but really not bad. The Library of the Dead was a slow starter for me ut I’d still llke to continue with the series.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tessa

    I loved the first two books of The Warrior Bard trilogy by Juliet Marilier. Her world building is just exquisite. I’m glad you enjoyed Daughter of the Forest. I’m sure I would too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I think she is very good at world building – I’ll have to take a look at her Warrior Bard Trilogy.
      Lynn 😀

  6. waytoofantasy

    Yay that your foot is feeling better! That’s a bit of a shame about the Kagawa book–I’ll be looking forward to your full review. Have a great week, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I liked the start very much but I found myself losing interest as the story progressed. It’s possible that readers of the Iron Fey series will love returning to the world and characters but I didn’t have that connection unfortunately.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Tammy

    I’m curious to read your review of Library of the Dead. I’m debating whether to request it or not😁

  8. Book of Secrets

    I have The Survivors & The Wife Upstairs on my TBR stack. Looking forward to both!

  9. Greg

    I’m curious to see what your thoughts are on the Wife Upstairs. And The Survivors. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better!

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Wife Upstairs was okay, it didn’t completely blow me away and it also had some strong echoes of Rebecca mixed in.
      Lynn 😀

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