This Week in Books – 29-03-17

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I’ve seen a few bloggers sharing what they are reading on a regular basis through various features such as Lipsy’s (@ Lipsyy Lost and Found), and I’ve decided that this is something I’d like to start doing.

I can’t promise that I’ll be able to to do it every week, but I’ll definitely trial it for a little while to see how it goes! 😊

This Week in Books allows bloggers to share:

  • What they’ve recently finished reading
  • What they are currently reading
  • What they’re planning to read next

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I’ve recently finished reading The Wanderers by Meg Howrey, a book that I absolutely adored!  My review will be up soon, but here’s the blurb:

The best of Helen Kane exists in space. If she doesn’t go back up, she’ll be consigned to a lesser version of herself on a planet that has also seen better days. Helen is an experienced astronaut with a NASA position and a struggling grown-up daughter who needs her but when, at fifty-three, she is offered a place on the training programme for the first mission to Mars, the most realistic simulation ever, she cannot refuse a last chance to walk among the stars.

Her fellow astronauts are Sergei, a gruff Russian whose teenage sons are less mysterious to him than they’d like to think; and Yoshi, who wants to prove himself worthy of the wife he has drifted apart from. The three will be enclosed for months in a tiny craft, while outside their loved ones negotiate everyday life on Earth. How far will the wanderers travel in the pursuit of endeavour, and what will it be like to come home? Station Eleven meets The Martian in this brilliantly inventive and sharply observed novel of ambition, endeavour and family.

I’m currently reading The House by Simon Lelic:

What if your perfect home turned out to be the scene of the perfect crime?

Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.

So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake.

Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door.

And now the police are watching them…

And my next planned read is Bright Shiny Thing by Barbara Nadel:

Out of the blue, private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold receives a visit from an old army mate. Abbas al’Barri worked as a translator with him during the Second Iraq War. Now living in Ilford with his family, Abbas is convinced that he’s had a message from his estranged son Fayyaad, who was radicalised and was last thought to be fighting for ISIL in Iraq. Does Fayyaad’s message indicate a change of heart? Abbas is desperate for Lee’s help in establishing some contact with him, a point with which Lee’s Muslim assistant Mumtaz might be able to help. From the bright lights of the Western world, to the murky online recruitment techniques of radical Islamism, Lee and Mumtaz have little to guide them in who to trust as they begin a journey into the belly of the beast.

And that’s my week in books!

What are you reading at the moment?  I’d love to hear from you!

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18 thoughts on “This Week in Books – 29-03-17

  1. I’ve got Bright Shiny Things to read so I’m looking forward to your thoughts on that one. I keep seeing The House, everytime I log into NG, and I’m so undecided on whether I want to read it or not 🙈. I’m currently reading Sweetpea by CJ Skuse and it’s so funny, dark humour at its finest!

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    1. Oh really!? Hmmm… I’ve checked the email from Netgalley, and it doesn’t say anything about waiting until nearer the publication date, as some of them do. Maybe I’ll post my review anyway… 😉

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