My Week in Books – 8th December ‘19


On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Monday – I shared my review of The Honourable Life of Thomas Chayne by Cynthia Jefferies.

Tuesday –  The Top Ten Tuesday topic was Holiday Reads and I shared some ideas about books appropriate for the festive season.

WednesdayWWW Wednesday is the opportunity to share what I’ve just read, what I’m currently reading and what I plan to read next…and have a good nose around to see what other bloggers are reading.

Thursday – I published my review of The Boy With Blue Trousers by Carol Jones as part of the blog tour.

Friday – I selected my Five Favourite November Reads.

Saturday – I took part in the monthly 6 Degrees of Separation meme creating a chain from Sanditon by Jane Austen to Oliver Loving by Stefan Merrill Block.

As always, thanks to everyone who has liked, commented on or shared my blog posts on social media this week.

New arrivals

Dieudonné_RealLifeReal Life by Adeline Dieudonne, trans. by Roland Glasser (ARC, courtesy of World Editions)

A fierce and poetic debut on surviving the wilderness of family life

At home there are four rooms: one for her, one for her brother, one for her parents…and one for the carcasses. The father is a big game hunter, a powerful predator; the mother is submissive to her violent husband’s demands. The young narrator spends the days with her brother, playing in the shells of cars dumped for scrap and listening out for the chimes of the ice-cream truck, until a brutal accident shatters their world.

The uncompromising pen of Adeline Dieudonné wields flashes of brilliance as she brings her characters to life in a world that is both dark and sensual. This breathtaking debut is a sharp and funny coming-of-age tale in which reality and illusion collide.

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Cold, Cold HeartAugustusBuchanJoan Smokes

Planned posts

  • Book Review: Cold, Cold Heart by Christine Poulson
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Buchan of the Month/Book Review: Augustus by John Buchan