Books I’ve Read This Week

I’ve been a bit hit and miss with these weekly wrap-ups, as I’ve had so much on (which you’ll find out in a post next week) and I’ve just run out of time to blog. However, I’m back today with everything I’ve read since the beginning of August, as I decided to just consolidate it all into one longer post.

All The Books I’ve Read Since 12th August:


1. A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood

This gave me all the Gatsby vibes, which is a compliment as Gatsby is one of my favourite books of all time. Glamour, mystery and a brilliantly done slow-burning romance. Four stars.

2. Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

Holly Bourne is back to her usual form with this book. The discussion around mental health was just superb and I really need this to be the start of a Prime Numbers series. Four stars.

3. To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

This was a fun read, but I’ve read some amazing fairy-tale re-tellings books recently (The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill and Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C Dao) which this simply couldn’t compete with. Worth a read though. Three stars.

4. Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined To Meet (anthology)

Personally, this was quite a divisive anthology for me as I loved Meredith Russo, Dhonielle Clayton, Emery Lord, Nicola Yoon and Julie Murphy’s contributions to it, but the other stories were simply a bit meh for me. Three stars.

5. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Yet another series that I’ll be taking about for ages. It had everything I look for in a mystery: great setting, clever twists and a multitude of slightly untrustworthy characters. Four stars.

6. How To Be Famous by Caitlin Moran

The follow-up to the book that I kicked off the year with (How To Build A Girl). For me, it tried too hard to make the point about #MeToo and while parts of it were funny, generally something just didn’t click. Three stars.

7. The Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton

Gripping, twisty and such a clever concept. The discussion around memory and how fallible it is was so interesting and the mystery element definitely kept me hooked. Four stars.

Those are all the books I’ve read the week, but what have you been reading? Have you read any of these books and if so, what did you think of them?

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