My Week in Books – 11th October 2020


On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Tuesday – This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was Book Covers With Autumn Vibes.

Wednesday – I shared my review of Those Who Know (The Teifi Valley Coroner #3) by Alis Hawkins as part of the blog tour. And it wouldn’t be “hump day” without WWW Wednesday, the opportunity to share what I’ve just read, what I’m currently reading and what I plan to read next…as well as have a good nose around to see what other bloggers are reading.

Thursday – I shared my Five Favourite September Reads.

Friday – I published my review of my Buchan of the Month for September, The Magic Walking Stick.

Saturday – I shared my thoughts on The Salt Path by Raynor Winn.

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

New arrivals

IMG_20201006_131149_209Nick by Michael Farris Smith (proof copy, courtesy of No Exit Press) 

Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg, and into Gatsby’s periphery, he was at the center of a very different story- one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I.

Floundering in the wake of the destruction he witnessed firsthand, Nick delays his return home, hoping to escape the questions he cannot answer about the horrors of war. Instead, he embarks on a transcontinental redemptive journey that takes him from a whirlwind Paris romance- doomed from the very beginning- to the dizzying frenzy of New Orleans – rife with its own flavor of debauchery and violence.

cover204611-mediumHell Gate by Jeff Dawson (eARC, courtesy of Canelo via NetGalley)

To solve this case, only an outsider will do… Ingo Finch faces his biggest challenge yet.

New York, 1904 – over a thousand are dead after the sinking of the General Slocum, a pleasure steamer full of German immigrants out for a day on the East River. The community is devastated, broken, in uproar.

With a populist senator preying on their grievances, a new political force is unleashed, pushing America to ally with Germany in any coming war.

Nine months later, Ingo Finch arrives in Manhattan, now an official British agent. Tasked with exposing this new movement, he is caught in a deadly game between Whitehall, Washington, Berlin… and the Mob.

Not everything in the Big Apple is as it seems. For Finch, completing the mission is one thing; surviving it quite another…

Screen-Shot-2020-09-12-at-12.01.21-pmBecoming Alfie by Neil Patterson (ebook, courtesy of the author and Rachel’s Random Resources)

Alfie Norrington was born into poverty in London’s East End in the first minute of the twentieth century. His life was a battle. From the Brick Lane markets where young Alfie pilfered and pickpocketed, to the trenches of Flanders, Alfie fought every step of the way.

Almost killed by a trench bomb he battled to recover and while in a military hospital Alfie made a promise that dramatically change’s his life. A true East End hero, Alfie begins his journey away from poverty armed with a robust moral compass and an open heart.

Becoming Alfie is the first in the Alfie Norrington series. It follows the life of a man who positively influenced thousands of people. The world needs more individuals like Alfie Norrington, that give much more than they take.

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Planned posts

  • Blog Tour/Book Review: Betrayal by Lijla Siguròardóttir
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Long Titles
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Buchan of the Month: Introducing…The Free Fishers by John Buchan
  • Blog Tour/Extract: Sons of Rome by Gordon Doherty & Simon Turney
  • Book Review: This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: A Conspiracy of Silence by Anna Legat

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