My Week in Books – 2nd October 2022

MyWeekinBooksOn What Cathy Read Next last week

Monday – I published my review of All the Broken Places by John Boyne

Tuesday – This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was Typographic Book Covers

Wednesday – WWW Wednesday is a weekly opportunity to share what I’ve just read, what I’m currently reading and what I plan to read next… and to take a peek at what others are reading. 

Thursday – I revisited my review of The Late Train to Gipsy Hill by Alan Johnson, one of the authors appearing at Henley Literary Festival which starts on 1st October 2022. 

Saturday – I took part in the #6Degrees of Separation meme forging a chain from Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller to The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

New arrivals

Act of OblivionAct of Oblivion by Robert Harris (Hutchinson Heinemann)

‘From what is it they flee?’
He took a while to reply. By the time he spoke the men had gone inside. He said quietly, ‘They killed the King.’

1660. Colonel Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, Colonel William Goffe, cross the Atlantic. They are on the run and wanted for the murder of Charles I. Under the provisions of the Act of Oblivion, they have been found guilty in absentia of high treason.

In London, Richard Nayler, secretary of the regicide committee of the Privy Council, is tasked with tracking down the fugitives. He’ll stop at nothing until the two men are brought to justice. A reward hangs over their heads – for their capture, dead or alive.

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Planned posts

  • My Five Favourite September Reads
  • Book Review: Under a Veiled Moon by Karen Odden
  • Book Review: Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie


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