My Week in Books – 20th June 2021


On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Monday – I published my review of The Fort by Adrian Goldsworthy as part of the blog tour.

Tuesday This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was Books On My Summer 2021 TBR. I also joined in with two more blog tours with my review of Scandalous Alchemy by Katy Moran and an extract from Castle Shade by Laurie R. King.

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 to have a good nose around what others are reading. I also republished my review of The High-Rise Diver by Julia von Lucadou as part of the blog tour.

Thursday – I shared my publication day review of Love and Fury: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft by Samantha Silva.

Friday – I published my review of Everything Happens for a Reason by Katie Allen as part of the blog tour.

Saturday – I shared an update on my progress with the 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2021

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

New arrivals

The Hidden ChildThe Hidden Child by Louise Fein (limited edition proof, courtesy of Head of Zeus) 

London, 1929. Eleanor Hamilton is a dutiful mother, a caring sister and an adoring wife to a celebrated war hero. Her husband, Edward, is a pioneer in the Eugenics movement. The Hamiltons are on the social rise, and it looks as though their future is bright.

When Mabel, their young daughter, begins to develop debilitating seizures, they have to face the uncomfortable truth – Mabel has epilepsy: one of the ‘undesirable’ conditions that Edward campaigns against.

Forced to hide the truth so as not to jeopardise Edward’s life’s work, the couple must confront the truth of their past – and the secrets that have been buried.

Will Eleanor and Edward be able to fight for their family? Or will the truth destroy them?

SongbirdsSongbirds by Christy Lefteri (review copy courtesy of Zaffre and Readers First)

Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day she cares for Petra’s daughter; at night she mothers her own little girl by the light of a phone.

Nisha’s lover, Yiannis, is a poacher, hunting the tiny songbirds on their way to Africa each winter. His dreams of a new life, and of marrying Nisha, are shattered when she vanishes.

No one cares about the disappearance of a domestic worker, except Petra and Yiannis. As they set out to search for her, they realise how little they know about Nisha. What they uncover will change them all.

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Planned posts

  • Book Review: The Readers’ Room by Antoine Laurain
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • WWW Wednesday
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: One Last Time by Helga Flatland
  • Book Review: Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce 

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