IMWAYR is hosted by The Book Date.

The weather over the last week has been miserable, so wet, windy and gloomy. Roll on spring! It’s nice that there are signs of life emerging now, snowdrops, daffodils and crocus have been sighted and the trees have fresh buds. I’ll look forward to adding garden updates to these posts! We have a tiny garden but we do grow fruit and veg in it.

I got loads of book post last week, so stop by my instagram for a peek (on that subject I’d really love to get some more followers that aren’t intent on unfollowing me after a day). I got a second proof package for A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World, so keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway.

This Week I Finished:

The Wicked King by Holly Black ☆☆☆
I felt the same way I did about the first book, OK for the first two-thirds, and then bam, it gets interesting, then ends. So I imagine I’ll finish off the trilogy, but I hope the final book gets its pacing right.

POPSUGAR: 34. A book that includes a wedding

All the Lonely People by David Owen ☆☆☆☆
This is such a good book about loneliness, and more importantly, how young men can be vulnerable to indoctrination when they have nowhere else to turn. I’ve written my review already, so it will be on the blog this week.

ATY: 24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin ☆☆☆☆
Read my full review.

POPSUGAR: 25. A debut novel

ATY: 10/52
Goodreads: 19/100

This Week’s Reviews:

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus ☆☆☆☆

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin ☆☆☆☆


Reading: The Migration by Helen Marshall
Listening to: Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

On the Telly Box

I finally got round to watching Ready Player One which was much better than I was expecting, though typical Steven Spielberg. I loved all the references all over again, especially The Shining bit. I’d forgotten most of the plot as I read the book when it first came out.