This Week in Books 16.12.15 #TWIB


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


I hope you guys are all having a good week and are feeling festive! I am 🙂

Here’s my week in books…


Now: The Magic of Christmas ~ Trisha Ashley

Started off pretty promising. Trisha’s books are always so comforting!

Then: Happily Ever After ~ Kiera Cass

I didn’t really need to buy this book. I’d already read 2/4 of the short stories in it, but it’s The Selection and I just couldn’t help myself. I was a bit disappointed in it though! Sigh.

Next: ???

I’m not sure this time. I have a few more festive treats to get through, including A Family Christmas by Katie Flynn, so maybe that!

New on the Shelves

(Linking up with Stacking the Shelves)

My copy of Red Queen arrived! I only had an eARC which quite franly is not good enough. It’s so pretty! Will deffo have to reread it before book 2 now.

I also added this from Netgalley. It’s not out until March

The Lamentations of Zeno



German glacier expert Zeno Hintermeier is taking his last voyage to the Antarctic as a lecturer on board an international cruise ship. He attends to the curiosity of a privileged few as they marvel at the least explored continent and pay witness to its rapid degradation. In his early sixties, Zeno mourns the loss of his beloved glaciers, the disintegration of his loveless marriage, and the crumbling of his increasingly irrelevant career.

Increasingly desperate he hatches a horrifying plan, and driven to the brink, he is convinced that his only option is to shake his fellow passengers out of their complacency and send a wake-up call to the world. With poignant, playful prose, The Lamentations of Zeno is a portrait of a man in extremis, a haunting tale that looks at the greatest challenge of our age from a uniquely human angle.

I’m Waiting On…

(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)

Bookishly Ever After ~ Isabel Bandeira

The cover sold me!


In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary. But when Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her, she turns to her favorite books for advice. Phoebe overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?

Expected Publication: January 12th 2016 by Spencer Hill Contemporary

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

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