This Week in Books

This Week in Books – 02-08-17

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This Week in Books is a feature hosted by Lipsy at Lipsyy Lost and Found that allows bloggers to share:

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

I recently finished reading My Mother’s Shadow by Nikola Scott, which I really enjoyed – my review will be up soon!

my mothers shadow

Hartland House has always been a faithful keeper of secrets…

1958. Sent to beautiful Hartland to be sheltered from her mother’s illness, Liz spends the summer with the wealthy Shaw family. They treat Liz as one of their own, but their influence could be dangerous…

Now. Addie believes she knows everything about her mother Elizabeth and their difficult relationship until her recent death. When a stranger appears claiming to be Addie’s sister, she is stunned. Is everything she’s been told about her early life a lie?

How can you find the truth about the past if the one person who could tell you is gone? Addie must go back to that golden summer her mother never spoke of…and the one night that changed a young girl’s life for ever.

My current read is Yesterday by Felicia Yap – I’ve only just started it, but I have high expectations for this!


There are two types of people in the world: those who can only remember yesterday, and those who can also recall the day before.

You have just one lifeline to the past: your diary. Each night, you write down the things that matter. Each morning, your diary tells you where you were, who you loved and what you did.

Today, the police are at your door. They say that the body of your husband’s mistress has been found in the River Cam. They think your husband killed her two days ago.

Can you trust the police?

Can you trust your husband?

Can you trust yourself?

My next read will probably by All the Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker.  I loved Whitaker’s debut, Tall Oaks, so I’m a little nervous about reading this, but I have seen positive reviews from Annie and Renee, so I’m a bit more relaxed about it now!

all the wicked girls

‘Raine sometimes complains that nothing exciting is ever gonna happen in Grace again. Daddy told her careful what you wish for.’

Everyone loves Summer Ryan. A model student and musical prodigy, she’s a ray of light in the struggling small town of Grace, Alabama – especially compared to her troubled sister, Raine. Then Summer goes missing.

Grace is already simmering, and with this new tragedy the police have their hands full keeping the peace. Only Raine throws herself into the search, supported by a most unlikely ally.

But perhaps there was always more to Summer than met the eye…

And that’s my week in books!  What are you reading this week?  Let me know in the comments!


  1. I enjoyed All the Wicked Girls as well. And I’m also looking forward to reading Yesterday!

    My post is coming up later. As per usual 😄

    1. I’m only a little way into Yesterday, but I do love it already! Glad you enjoyed All the Wicked Girls – I’ve seen a few positive reviews, so I’m really looking forward to it. Will check out your post! 😄

  2. Yesterday strongly reminds me of Before I go to sleep by S.J. Watson.. I hope this one’s not just the same. I look forward to hearing your thoughts because it sounds like one I’d otherwise love as well.

    1. I’ve not read Before I Go To Sleep, so it’ll be hard to comment on that aspect. I’ve seen good reviews for it so far, however, and I’ve really enjoyed the bit that I’ve read…

  3. I just picked up Yesterday at the library so I hope to start it next…looking forward to your review and chatting about it:) I also have high hopes for it. I really hope you enjoy All the Wicked Girls

    1. I’m not very far in, but it’s already one of those that I don’t want to put down. I really hated having to go to work today… 😂

  4. I saw Lonesome Reader, I think, talk about Yesterday and I am intrigued by the story. I would like to pick it up myself. I enjoy thrillers with an unreliable narrator.

    1. I’ve just finished it, and it’s amazing! My review will be up in a few days time, when I find the words to do it justice!

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