It’s not Monday. What am I reading?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Permalink

I do realise it’s Tuesday and I’ve missed the Monday link-up, but I’ve had a visitor, so am belatedly sharing what I’ve been reading and what I’m about to launch into!

In general

I’ve actually been sick since last Tuesday – typical that I should get a cold or flu just as Spring arrives here in Oz. But… it could be worse. I’m sleeping badly and feel crappy but am not really bed-ridden, so it hasn’t impacted on my reading TOO much. I’ve had the visitor as well – an old colleague I met in my diplomatic days when we were both posted to East Timor. Hosting someone while ill isn’t ideal, but it was only for a few days (and I warned him in advance!).

Last week’s reading

As planned last week I read: I’ll Be Watching You, but rather than get to the Nicci Gerrard novel I had some new arrivals I needed to read first.

You  by Caroline Kepnes via Emily Bestler / Atria books and Simon & Schuster Australia is the story of love. And obsession. It was described in the blurb as, “Gone Girl meets Fatal Attraction”… so you can see why I requested it!


I was also pleasantly surprised by the arrival of Lyrebird Hill  by Australian author Anna Romer. It wasn’t the sort of book I’d normally request but I’d heard such great things about it I really appreciated receiving a copy from Simon & Schuster Australia. And… it was fabulous. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to read it! It’s already available and my review will be published in coming days – so it’s definitely one for your To-Read list if you haven’t yet picked it up.


Reviews and posts

Although I gave the book 3 stars, I just added my review for I’ll Be Watching You to Goodreads so only shared the one book review on my blog for Harlan Coben’s Found  (which I loved!). However I also wrote about the fact that I am far from a foodie, talked about where I read and pondered on the blog vs website thing.

This week’s reading

I’m about to start Trust in Me  by Sophie McKenzie which I unexpectedly received last week (also from Simon & Schuster) and which sounds like another gripping mystery / thriller.


I would have started it but for the aforementioned illness, plus there’s the visitor thing and my pretending to be the hostess with the mostess.

Then I’m excited to be reading the latest Sandra Brown, Mean Streak,  as I’m a fan and generally think her novels reflect a good crime fiction (or thriller) vs romance balance.


It has already been released so is on this week’s agenda, along with another novel I received for review, The Taxidermist’s Daughter  via Hachette. I don’t know much about it so am hoping it appeals.


I’m also planning to read either Peter Carey’s Amnesia or Ian McEwan’s The Children Act.

I must admit, despite the Australian connection, I haven’t read a lot of Peter Carey’s work but Amnesia via Penguin Australia (received thanks to The Reading Room) about a ‘young Melbourne mum becoming America’s public enemy number one’, sounds quite interesting!

Linking up with Sheila from The Book Journey. #betterlatethannever

Do any of the books on my agenda interest you?

  • Pinky Poinker
    September 9, 2014

    You are taunting me! I have two weeks left of term filled with assessment/marking and Eisteddfods etc. so there will be little time for reading until the HOLIDAYS! When I will be dutifully following your advice and reporting back 🙂

    • Debbish
      September 10, 2014

      Ah yes, check out Goodreads if you’re interested. I’m reading a lot at the moment. Depends on your taste though – I’m a crime fiction / thriller / literature lover. Not into fantasy, romance, historical fiction etc. (And def not into non-fiction!)

  • shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    September 9, 2014

    I was so tempted to try and shoehorn You into my reading schedule but just couldn’t do it.

  • LadyInRead
    September 10, 2014

    Trust In Me’s cover looks great.. Looking forward to your review of the book

    • Debbish
      September 10, 2014

      I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Review coming this week sometimes!

  • Char
    September 10, 2014

    Wow you get through a lot of books! I thought I did really well getting through an entire one last week. It was about a vet and I’m pretty sure that a few dogs and cats were mentioned too. Have you read it?

    • Debbish
      September 10, 2014

      Ummm….. not that I can remember?! (Esp if it was non-fiction!)

  • Jess
    September 11, 2014

    So much reading! I am impressed! I need a reading holiday where all I do is read and maybe go to the beach, sometimes at the same time!

    • Debbish
      September 11, 2014

      With a new baby I’m not sure when you’ll get time!

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