This Week In Book – January 11, 2017

This Week In Books


“This Week In Books” is a weekly event, hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Foundthat lets readers share what they read, what they’re reading, and what they’re planning to read next. I thought it would be a nice way to recap my reading week and share a few thoughts on what I’ve been reading.

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What I Read:

Since this is the year I read ALL MY DAMN BOOKS I decided to do just that! Cat Got Your Diamonds is a cute cozy mystery, which I liked, but didn’t love (I honestly could not wrap my head around how the main character made a living doing what she does – especially since she didn’t seem to sell a lot), but I had to try it since Julie Chase is the pseudonym for Julie Anne Lindsey who writes the Geek Girl Mystery series, which is awesome. Then I dove into Doppler, which I read and finished in less than 12 hours. The last Erlend Loe I read was Naive. Super which is one of my favourite books. This one had the same humour I know and love by Loe and I think I loved about 95% of it and didn’t like the ending (I didn’t realize it was part of a series and kind of thought it would end differently. I should really never assume.). Next up was a book of poetry, Ravens, by Canadian musician Sarah Slean. I’ve loved Sarah ever since she toured with just a cassette tape of her first EP, so over the years I’ve bought a few things of hers, other than CDs. This was a great little book of poetry and while I don’t try to say I understand what she’s saying in some of these, I still loved it nonetheless. The artwork in it is amazing! And lastly this week, I read The Boundless, by another Canadian, Kenneth Oppel. I’ve only read one other series by Oppel and loved it and this one was good, but not my favourite. It had its exciting bits, but I found my attention wandering as I read it. It is an absolutely gorgeous book to look at though, AND it has a built in bookmark. Can all books have these please?

all-the-things-we-leave-behind maze-of-souls when-i-fall-in-love

What I’m Currently Reading:

More of my own damn books! Riel Nason is another Canadian and her book, All The Things We Leave Behind, is growing on me as I read it. I got it as a review book from Goose Lane and now I think I need to try her first book, The Town That Drowned. Maze of Souls is my current ebook, the 6th instalment in the Ellie Jordan: Ghost Trapper series. I like to read ebooks in bed and wasn’t sure what to start the other night, so naturally I started this one, a horror. I’m determined to catch up with this series and will have to buy the next one on my birthday since J. L. Bryan is awesome at horror. And lastly, I started When I Fall In Love by Miranda Dickinson on audiobook last night, which was super fortunate since my short drive home turned into a long drive home since I had to detour because of an accident. It’s like I just knew I should start an audiobook – definitely made my drive less tedious and it’s pretty good so far!

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What I Plan To Read Next: 

The first book I’ll probably finish, listed above, will be the paperback, so I’m going to start another physical book. Currently I have a ton of my owned but not read books on the table in my library and I know this one is on top. Hopefully I can start reading it, get into it and then read the next two, which I naturally bought while on a Kelley Armstrong kick. She’s one of my favourite Canadian authors and I want to catch up with all of her books this year! And because of my crappy book buying habits, I happen to own all of them!

Waiting On Wednesday


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming books whose releases are being eagerly awaited. Bloggers are encouraged to join in and post about the book they’re looking forward to reading.

the-river-at-nightA high stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, charting the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident, The River at Night is a nonstop and unforgettable thriller by a stunning new voice in fiction.

Winifred Allen needs a vacation.

Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a fifteen-year marriage, Wini is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends insist on a high-octane getaway for their annual girls’ trip, she signs on, despite her misgivings.

What starts out as an invigorating hiking and rafting excursion in the remote Allagash Wilderness soon becomes an all-too-real nightmare: A freak accident leaves the women stranded, separating them from their raft and everything they need to survive. When night descends, a fire on the mountainside lures them to a ramshackle camp that appears to be their lifeline. But as Wini and her friends grasp the true intent of their supposed saviors, long buried secrets emerge and lifelong allegiances are put to the test. To survive, Wini must reach beyond the world she knows to harness an inner strength she never knew she possessed.

With intimately observed characters, visceral prose, and pacing as ruthless as the river itself, The River at Night is a dark exploration of creatures—both friend and foe—that you won’t soon forget.

How cool does this book sound? I love a good mystery and suspense book and this one sounds fascinating.

What have you been reading lately? Any recommendations? What books are you waiting for to be published?

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