My Week in Books – 27th June 2021


On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Monday – I published my review of The Readers’ Room by Antoine Laurain.

Tuesday This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was Bookish Wishes to celebrate the birthday of Top Ten Tuesday host, Jana.

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. 

Thursday – I shared my publication day review of Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce and my review of One Last Time by Helga Flatland as part of the blog tour.

Friday – I shared an update on my progress with the What’s In A Name? 2021 Reading Challenge.

Saturday – I published my review of The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.

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

New arrivals

Oh William!Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout (eARC, courtesy of Viking via NetGalley) 

Lucy Barton is a successful writer living in New York, navigating the second half of her life as a recent widow and parent to two adult daughters. A surprise encounter leads her to reconnect with William, her first husband – and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidante. Recalling their college years, the birth of their daughters, the painful dissolution of their marriage, and the lives they built with other people, Strout weaves a portrait, stunning in its subtlety, of a tender, complex, decades-long partnership.

Oh William! captures the joy and sorrow of watching children grow up and start families of their own; of discovering family secrets, late in life, that alter everything we think we know about those closest to us; and the way people live and love, against all odds. At the heart of this story is the unforgettable, indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who once again offers a profound, lasting reflection on the mystery of existence. ‘This is the way of life,’ Lucy says. ‘The many things we do not know until it is too late.’

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Planned posts

  • Book Review: The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories 
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • WWW Wednesday
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi
  • Blog Tour/Extract: The Lady in the Veil by Allie Cresswell
  • Blog Tour/ Book Review: This Shining Life by Harriet Kline
  • #6Degrees of Separation  

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