It’s Monday – what are you reading?

Monday, August 18, 2014 Permalink

I’m only just starting to get serious about book blogging. I’ve always been serious about reading and fairly serious about blogging (as much as someone with a sarcastic self-deprecating bent can be!) but I’m increasingly combining the two.

2a1It means I’ve been looking for new book review / book blogging sites to follow. I already follow about 100 sites so am trying to cull rather than add more to my Feedly reader! (Suggestions welcome!)

I’ve noticed this fabulous ‘What I’m reading‘ link-up on Monday and decided I’d play along – so I can plan exactly what I’ll read this week.

However, when I went to add my link I discovered it was closed…

I’ve just had an entire week off reading as I struggled with a review for a book I found incredibly poignant. But now I’m back. Baby!

Firstly I’ve read but have a review being published this week about this fabulous Australian novel by Caroline Overington.


Because of my short hiatus and some last minute requests I have a few books I desperately need to finish and review, including this one from Aussie Jaye Ford. I read Jaye’s last book and am a recent fan.


And another I’ve only just requested and received, One Kick by Chelsea Cain.


And finally Tana French’s The Secret Place, which I actually received a while ago but was formatted so poorly I couldn’t read it. This ARC is far better.


I can usually get through 3-4 books a week but I’m only aiming for three this week as I have a birthday celebration, dinner and day surgery on my agenda.

They’re all due to be published on 1-2 September so I’m a little late to the party, but looking forward to it nonetheless.

All cover pics from NetGalley, where I’ve received ARCs compliments of the publishers.

  • Shellleyrae
    August 19, 2014

    This weeks pinky is still open Deb. Go to and at the bottom of the post is the link to the linky page where you can add your post details 🙂

    I have both Overington and Fords book on my reading list for next week. Enjoy!

  • Sheila (Book Journey)
    August 20, 2014

    Thanks Shelleyrae – I went back and checked it too… I thought maybe something was wrong but it is open 🙂 Thansk for linking up Debbie and welcome to the meme! Enjoy the books and LOVE the look of your site!

    • Debbish
      August 20, 2014

      Hi Sheila

      When I first tried it said the linkup was closed and I asked peeps on the Aussie book blogging FB page and fortunately they told me it wasn’t so I tried again and SUCCESS!

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