This Week in Books

This Week in Books – 17-01-18

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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’ve recently finished reading Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb – the sequel to Deep Down Dead.  I’ll be sharing my review on Friday as part of the blog tour.

deep blue trouble

Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson’s got an ocean of trouble on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but her cancer is threatening a comeback, and Lori needs JT – Dakota’s daddy and the man who taught Lori everything – alive and kicking. Problem is, he’s behind bars, and heading for death row.

Desperate to save him, Lori does a deal, taking on off-the-books job from shady FBI agent Alex Monroe. Bring back on-the-run felon, Gibson ‘The Fish’ Fletcher, and JT walks free.

Following Fletcher from Florida to California, Lori teams up with local bounty hunter Dez McGregor and his team. But Dez works very differently to Lori, and the tension between them threatens to put the whole job in danger. With Monroe pressuring Lori for results, the clock ticking on JT’s life, and nothing about the Fletcher case adding up, Lori’s hitting walls at every turn. But this is one job she’s got to get right, or she’ll lose everything…

My current read is Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain, a novel that I bought back in 2016!  I have to admit that I struggled with it at first, but I’m enjoying it more now, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes.

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There exists in all of us a song waiting to be sung which is as heart-stopping and vertiginous as the peak of the cathedral. That is the meaning of this quiet city, where the spire soars into the blue, where rivers and stories weave into one another, where lives intertwine.

One quiet evening in Salisbury, the peace is shattered by a serious car crash. At that moment, five lives collide – a flower seller, a schoolboy, an army wife, a security guard, a widower – all facing their own personal disasters. As one of those lives hangs in the balance, the stories of all five unwind, drawn together by connection and coincidence into a web of love, grief, disenchantment and hope that perfectly represents the joys and tragedies of small town life.

My next read will be another of my backlist titles (I’m determined to at least make a good start on my Mount TBR Challenge!) – most likely What is Not Yours is Not Yours.

what is not yours is not yours

The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi’s ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another.

The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, of marshlands where the drowned dead live and a city where all the clocks have stopped; students hone their skills at puppet school, the Homely Wench Society commits a guerrilla book-swap, and lovers exchange books and roses on St Jordi’s Day.

It is a collection of towering imagination, marked by baroque beauty and a deep sensuousness.

And that’s my week in books!  What are you reading this week?  Do you like the sound of any of these titles?


    1. I know! So much temptation! I’ve also cut down on ARCs considerably this year, and so I’m hoping to be able to tackle more of my older books that way.
      Will check out your post shortly! 😊

  1. Hi Jo! Really hope you enjoy the Helen Oyeyemi, I read the first story recently for my short stories challenge (coming tomorrow) and would love to know your thoughts – I had quite mixed feelings. Gorgeous writing though!

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