This Week in Books #TWIB #CurrentlyReading


Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week. 

Happy Wednesday book-lovers! Here’s what I’ve been up to this week…



Now: Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet ~ H.P Wood

This has started off well. I’m very intrigued to see where it goes.

Then: The War Against the Assholes ~ Sam Munson

I had to DNF this which I hate doing, especially for ARCs but I just couldn’t get into it at all. I’ll do a little DNF review soon. 

Next: ??? 

Probably Glove of Satin, Glove of Bone by Rachel White which is my next ARC and then I’m going to concentrate on my TBR shelves.

New on the Shelves

Borrowed: I stole  borrowed the World Book Night edition of this book from work.

Reasons to Stay Alive ~ Matt Haig

reasonsI want life. I want to read it and write it and feel it and live it. I want, for as much of the time as possible in this blink-of-an-eye existence we have, to feel all that can be felt. I hate depression. I am scared of it. Terrified, in fact. But at the same time, it has made me who I am. And if – for me – it is the price of feeling life, it’s a price always worth paying.

Reasons to Stay Alive is about making the most of your time on earth. In the western world the suicide rate is highest amongst men under the age of 35. Matt Haig could have added to that statistic when, aged 24, he found himself staring at a cliff-edge about to jump off. This is the story of why he didn’t, how he recovered and learned to live with anxiety and depression. It’s also an upbeat, joyous and very funny exploration of how live better, love better, read better and feel more.


Waiting on Wednesday

(linking up with Breaking the Spine)

I can’t remember where I saw this, but it looks good!

cuttothebone Ruby is a vlogger, a rising star of YouTube and a heroine to millions of teenage girls. And she’s missing. She’s an adult – nothing to worry about, surely? Until the video’s uploaded. Ruby, in the dirt and pleading for her life.

Who better to head up the investigation than the Met’s rising star, Detective Inspector Kate Riley? She’s leading a shiny new team, high-powered, mostly female and with the best resources money can buy. It’s time for them to prove what they can do. Alongside her, Detective Superintendent Zain Harris – poster boy for multiracial policing and the team’s newest member – has his own unique contribution to make. But can Kate wholly trust him and when he’s around, can she trust herself?

Ruby’s millions of fans are hysterical about what may have happened to her. The press is having a field day and as the investigation hurtles out of control in the glare of publicity, it becomes clear that the world of YouTube vloggers and social media is much, much darker than anyone could have imagined in their worst nightmares.

And the videos keep coming . . .Expected publication: July 14th 2016 by Bonnier Zaffre


So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?

If you’re joining in leave the link to your answers in the comments so everyone can take a look 🙂

Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

8 thoughts on “This Week in Books #TWIB #CurrentlyReading”

  1. I am focusing on ARC for a couple of weeks and then I intend to finally tackle my TBR. It is getting harder to resist the urge to grab my copy of The Scorch Trials waiting on my desk.
    I like the blurb of Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet. Too bad you had to DNF The War Against The Assholes, I’m looking forward to your DNF review.
    Suffering from general anxiety disorder, I am both curious and leery of Reasons To Stay Alive. I heard great things about it but a part of me doesn’t want to tickle my emotions too much. I do my best to keep my issues and my reading separate. That’s the reason behind my “no sad books” rule 🙂
    Happy reading!

  2. Some great choices here! I’ve heard quite a bit about Glove of Satin… but didn’t think to request the ARC so will have to wait till I can get a copy! I really want to read Reasons to Stay Alive too, looks such an interesting read – again, another one I’ll need to try and battle other people for in the library – or just buy it of course! Great post and thanks for visiting mine! ( ) 🙂

  3. Sometimes DNFing is just the best option, especially with so many books out there… Although I don’t do it easily either. I hope you will enjoy your next reads better! 🙂

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