My Week in Books – 11th July 2021


On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Monday – I published my review of Business As Usual by Jane Oliver & Ann Stafford.

Tuesday This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was Reasons Why I Love Reading. I had no problem coming up with ideas for this one!

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 – Courtesy of September Books, I featured a (UK only) giveaway with a chance to win a paperback copy of The Museum Makers by Rachel Morris. Still time to enter…

Friday – I published my review of Those I Have Lost by Sharon Maas as part of the blog tour. 

Saturday – I shared my review of my latest audiobook listen, A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

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

New arrivals

The Reading ListThe Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams (eARC, courtesy of Harper Collins via NetGalley)

Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in the London Borough of Ealing after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries.

Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home.

When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again. 

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Planned posts

  • Blog Tour/Book Review: For Lord and Land (The Bernicia Chronicles #8) by Matthew Harffy
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • WWW Wednesday
  • Book Review: Songbirds by Christy Lefteri
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: Kyiv by Graham Hurley

4 thoughts on “My Week in Books – 11th July 2021

  1. I’m definitely in one of those doldrum stretch of the Summer when I lack the motivation to do anything, hence, the radio silence on my blog. Sigh.

    I hope you’ll have a great week!


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