This Week in Books

This Week in Books – 24-01-18

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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 Lullaby by Leila Slimani, and I will be posting my review soon.


When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties.

The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other. But as jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, Myriam and Paul’s idyllic tableau is shattered…

My current read is one that I’ve been wanting to read for a long time – The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis.

the wolf road

A debut literary thriller from an incredible new voice. What do you do when the man who gave you everything turns out to be a killer? Perfect for fans of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

Since the Damn Stupid turned the clock back on civilization by centuries, the world has been a harsher place. But Elka has learned everything she needs to survive from the man she calls Trapper, the solitary hunter who took her in when she was just seven years old.

So when Elka sees the Wanted poster in town, her simple existence is shattered. Her Trapper – Kreagar Hallet – is wanted for murder. Even worse, Magistrate Lyon is hot on his trail, and she wants to talk to Elka.

Elka flees into the vast wilderness, determined to find her true parents. But Lyon is never far behind – and she’s not the only one following Elka’s every move. There will be a reckoning, one that will push friendships to the limit and force Elka to confront the dark memories of her past.

My next read will probably be Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood.  Part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, this is a retelling of The Tempest.


Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other. It will boost his reputation. It will heal emotional wounds.

Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. Also brewing revenge.

After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It’s magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?

And that’s my week in books! What are you reading this week? 🙂


    1. Is it for the Criminally Good Bookclub? If so, she’ll probably shout at me for not waiting! 🙄

    1. Thanks, Hayley! Lullaby is good – my review should be up early next week! I’m not too familiar with The Tempest, but I’m looking forward to reading Hag-Seed.

  1. Ooooh good books Jo. I have Hag-Seed but haven’t got round to it yet and have been eyeing Lullaby for a while now. I’ve been tempted by Wolf Road too!! 😅

    1. I’m quite pleased with this week’s selection! I’ve been taking on fewer ARCs so that I can concentrate on my own books more, and I love the variety I get from having more choice!

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