My Week in Books – 11th April 2021


On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Monday – I published my review of The Deception of Harriet Fleet by Helen Scarlett as part of the blog tour. 

Tuesday This week’s Top Ten Tuesday ‘official’ topic was Books I’d Happily Throw in the Ocean but as I prefer to spread book love rather than hate, I compiled a list of Books Set at Sea.

WednesdayWWW Wednesday is 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 books others have plucked from their shelves.  I also shared my publication day review of The Tuscan House by Angela Petch as part of the blog tour.

Thursday – I published my review of There’s No Story There by Inez Holden.  

Friday – I shared my Five Favourite March 2021 Reads and there were some cracking books amongst them.

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

New arrivals

This Other IslandThis Other Island by Steffanie Edward (eARC, courtesy of Bookouture via NetGalley)

When Yvette receives a call to say her estranged father Joe has been attacked in a seemingly random act of violence, she rushes to his side. But when she arrives, she finds a man different to the larger-than-life father of her memories. Joe is broken, too scared to describe his attacker to the police, and seemingly haunted by memories of his past – memories he’s fought to suppress.

About the boat journey that brought him and his wife Dolina to their new home in a hostile and unwelcoming Britain – as part of the Windrush Generation. About the secrets left behind in St Lucia… And about the darkest secret of all – the one that he has carried with him since stepping off the boat that cool, wet August day.

As he fights for his life, he begs Yvette to find out what really happened on the last day of that crossing. Because, for forty years, Joe has believed that he killed a man. A man who had loved Dolina too. And who might hold the key to Yvette’s own story…

A Hundred Million Years and A DayA Hundred Million Years and a Day by Jean-Baptiste Andrea, translated by Sam Taylor (review copy, courtesy of Gallic Books)

‘On the mountain, the only monsters are the ones you take with you.’

Summer 1954. Stan has been hunting for fossils since the age of six. Now, having made a career out of studying the remains of tiny lifeforms, he hears a story he cannot forget: the skeleton of a huge creature, a veritable dragon, lies deep in an Alpine glacier. And he is determined to find it.

Leaving his life in Paris behind, Stan sets out in pursuit of a legend. But he is no mountaineer, and to attempt his dangerous expedition he must call on loyal friend and colleague Umberto, who arrives with an eccentric young assistant, and expert guide Gio. Time is short: the four men must descend before the weather turns. Bonds are forged and tested as the hazardous quest for the earth’s lost creatures becomes a journey into Stan’s own past.

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Planned posts

  • Book Review: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: After The Storm by Isabella Muir
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Book Review: Don’t Turn Around by Jessica Barry

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