My Week in Books


New arrivals  – of which there are frankly too many – hence the limited synopses. I will now be entering a period of self-imposed abstinence.

Meintje Mientje by Wilhelmina Helmi Wolff (paperback, review copy courtesy of Olympia Publishing)

This is a story set in World War Two, in Nazi-occupied Holland, recorded by a little girl called Mientje. The joyous liberation of her hometown by the British and Canadian forces was tremendous, yet an even greater surprise was in store for them.

Giveaway The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter (hardback, Goodreads giveaway prize)

It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells’ book. He is sure that the Martians have learned, adapted, understood their defeat. He is right.

Gone Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen (paperback, advance reader copy courtesy of Headline)

No one ever disappears completely…You leave for work one morning. Another day in your normal life. Until you come home to discover that your boyfriend has gone. His belongings have disappeared. He hasn’t been at work for weeks. It’s as if he never existed. But that’s not possible, is it? And there is worse still to come. Because just as you are searching for him someone is also watching you.

Pepys Samuel Pepys and the Stolen Diary by M J Lee (Kindle ebook, 99p deal)

Samuel Pepys has been keeping a diary for many years; a diary that tells of all the political shenanigans he is witness to at the court of King Charles Stuart. And of all his own marital indiscretions as well.

And there’s more…


 A Candle in the Sun by Marguerite Steen (ebook, review copy courtesy of The Odyssey Press)
A Countess in Limbo by Olga Hendrikoff (ebook, review copy)
The King’s Jew: Book 2 – In the Shadow of the King by Darius Stransky (ebook, review copy)

Across Great Divides by Monique Roy (ebook, review copy)
Faithless by Kjell Ola Dahl (ebook, advance reader copy)
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (Kindle ebook, 99p deal)

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (Kindle ebook, 99p deal)
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift (Kindle ebook, 99p deal)
The Huntingfield Paintress by Pamela Holmes (Kindle ebook, 99p deal)

On What Cathy Read Next last week

  • Book Reviews
  • Other
    • Guest Post: Ares Road by James L. Weaver
    • Five Favourite….Opening lines
    • My Classics Club Spin List
    • Literary Lists #9
  • Challenge updates
    • Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge – 34 out of 78 books read (3 more than last week)
    • Classics Club – 2 out of 50 books reviewed (same as last week)
    • NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 – 16 ARCs reviewed out of 25 (1 more than last week)
    • From Page to Screen – 4 book/film comparisons completed (same as last week)

On What Cathy Read Next this week

  • Currently reading
    • Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey
    • Flesh and Bone and Water by Luiza Sauma
  • Planned posts
    • Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
    • From Page to Screen: Runaway/Julieta
    • The Executioner Weeps by Frederic Dard
  • NetGalley reviews
    • If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss
    • Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey

5 thoughts on “My Week in Books

  1. It looks like you got some fab-sounding books this week. I saw that you bought Mothering Sunday for 99p on Kindle so I’ve just one-clicked on that as it was on my wishlist and I didn’t realise it was only 99p today so I’m really glad I saw that on your post. I really enjoyed The Roanoke Girls and I hope you do too. Happy reading! 🙂


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