My Week in Books – 12th January 2020


On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Monday – I published my review of El Hacho by Luis Carrasco.

Tuesday – This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was Most Anticipated Releases in the First Half of 2020

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 shared my Five Favourite December Reads.

Friday – I hosted a stop on the blog tour for Payback by R.C. Bridgestock.

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

New arrivals

516zEuy13+L._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Stasi Winter by David Young (paperback, courtesy of Zaffre and Readers First)


The state’s power is absolute, history is re-written, and the ‘truth’ is whatever the Stasi say it is. So when the murder of a woman is officially labelled an ‘accidental death’, Major Karin Müller of the People’s Police is faced with a dilemma.

To solve the crime, she must defy the official version of events. But defying the Stasi means putting her own life – and the lives of her young family – in danger.

As the worst winter in history holds Germany in its freeze, Müller must untangle a web of state secrets and make a choice: between the truth and a lie, justice and injustice, and, ultimately, life and death.

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Heaven My HomeTBR#7KatherineA Messy Affair

Planned posts

  • Book Review: Artefacts and Other Stories by Rebecca Burns
  • Buchan of the Month 2020 Reading List
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Discoveries in 2019
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Book Review: Burning Cold by Lisa Lieberman
  • Book Review: The Lady of the Ravens by Joanna Hickson