This Week in Books

This Week in Books – 24-06-20

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

The last book I finished reading was The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

WHAT IF our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours until day becomes night and night becomes day?

What effect would this slowing have on the world? On the birds in the sky, the whales in the sea, the astronauts in space, and on an eleven-year-old girl, grappling with emotional changes in her own life…?

One morning, Julia and her parents wake up in their suburban home in California to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing. The enormity of this is almost beyond comprehension. And yet, even if the world is, in fact, coming to an end, as some assert, day-to-day life must go on. Julia, facing the loneliness and despair of an awkward adolescence, witnesses the impact of this phenomenon on the world, on the community, on her family and on herself.

“It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different – unimagined, unprepared for, unknown…”

I’m currently reading Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she’s actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix’s desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know – about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege.

So, last week I said that my next read might be The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman, and this week I am once again saying that my next read might be The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman. 😳

A covert mission.

A royal demand.

And a race against time.

In a 1920s-esque America, Prohibition is in force, fedoras, flapper dresses and tommy guns are in fashion, and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon vs dragon contest. It seems a young librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can’t extricate him there could be serious political repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.

Irene and Kai find themselves trapped in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They’ll face gangsters, blackmail and fiendish security systems. And if this doesn’t end well, it could have dire consequences for Irene’s job. And, incidentally, for her life…

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


  1. I finished reading Doug Johnstone’s The Big Chill, I’m reading Ruth Ware’s One By One, and what I might read next is anyone’s guess 😂

      1. Thanks Jo 😊 One By One was great but I have to admit I was a little disappointed because I was hoping for more of a Gothic feel, and there was none of that. Bit of a preview for you there 😂

      2. Oh dear – always a bit disappointing when a book doesn’t quite deliver what you want it to, no matter how good it was aside from that 🙂

  2. “So, last week I said that my next read might be The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman, and this week I am once again saying that my next read might be The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman.”


    I finished reading Whatever It Takes by Paul Cleave, currently reading A Dark Matter by Doug Johnstone, no clue what’s up next.

    1. Do you think I can make it three weeks in a row…? 😳

      Whatever it Takes sounds great – I’ll be looking it for your review! x

    1. 😀 I bought it earlier this year after reading The Dreamers by the same author. I liked The Age of Miracles, but I preferred The Dreamers x

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