Welcome to This Week in Books, where we share what we’ve been up to in bookland this week
Happy Wednesday everyone ! I hope you’re all having a good week so far.
Here’s what I’ve been up to this week…
Now: Wintersong ~ S. Jae-Jones // The Time Machine ~ H.G Wells
I couldn’t resist starting Wintersong ahead of my next ARC and I’m totally hooked! I’m also still going on The Time Machine at lunch-times.
Then: The Chalk Pit ~ Elly Griffiths
Hmm I ended up being a bit disappointed by this. It started off well but the plot unfolded a little bit too slowly for me.
Definitely Mercy of the Tide by Keith Rosson.
New on the Shelves
The Invisible Hand is about a boy, Sam, who has just started life at a boarding school and finds himself able to travel back in time to medieval Scotland. There he meets a girl, Leana, who can travel to the future, and the two of them become wrapped up in events in /Macbeth/, the Shakespeare play, and in the daily life of the school. The book is the first part of a series called Shakespeares Moon. Each book is set in the same boarding school but focuses on a different Shakespeare play.
The Bodies in the Barrels Murders ~ Jeremy Pudney
When bodies were discovered hidden in barrels in 1999 in South Australia, Jeremy Pudney was one of the first journalists to cover the case that stunned the entire world.
In this authoritative and darkly compelling book he pieces together the complete story of the Snowtown murders.
A Head Full of Ghosts ~ Paul Tremblay
The lives of the Barretts, a suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents despair, the doctors are unable to halt Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls the terrifying events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories begin to surface and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed.
Brooklyn ~ Colm Tóibín
Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America — to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood “just like Ireland” — she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.
Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love with Tony, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.
I’m Waiting on…
Retribution Rails ~ Erin Bowman
I’m so happy that Bowman has written a companion novel to Vengeance Road – I loved it! It’s a long old wait til it comes out though!
REDEMPTION IS NEVER FREE
When Reece Murphy is forcibly dragged into the Rose Riders gang because of a mysterious gold coin in his possession, he vows to find the man who gave him the piece and turn him over to the gang in exchange for freedom. Never does he expect a lead to come from an aspiring female journalist. But when Reece’s path crosses with Charlotte Vaughn after a botched train robbery and she mentions a promising rumor about a gunslinger from Prescott, it becomes apparent that she will be his ticket to freedom—or a noose. As the two manipulate each other for their own ends, past secrets are unearthed, reviving a decade-old quest for revenge that may be impossible to settle. In this thrilling companion to Vengeance Road, dangerous alliances are formed, old friends meet new enemies, and the West is wilder than ever.
Expected Publication: November 7th 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers
So that’s my week in books, now why don’t you tell me about yours!?
Leave your answers or the link to your post in the comments and I’ll take a look 🙂