Another week’s flown by and I’m actually having a few days at my mother’s for a change of scenery. Well that on top of the fact school holidays have just started and my apartment complex and hometown get pretty busy at this time of year.
What I read
I started the week by finishing off Lynda La Plante’s Tennison and it’s undoubtedly my favourite book this month (so far!); and one of my 2015 favourites.
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg’s The Scam was next on my agenda. It’s an easy read but I paced myself and read it over a few nights. (And I needed to take time off reading to catch up on my reviewing!)
As planned I read MJ Arlidge’s fourth book in the DCI Helen Grace series, Liar Liar, and loved it.
Next came Sophie McKenzie’s Here We Lie.
And… although it wasn’t planned, a sleepless night last night meant I also read Jane Shemilt’s The Drowning Lesson.
What I wrote
I started the week with a fairly personal post about how I’d been feeling. In reality I know my life doesn’t suck but sometimes it feels like it and I tend to wallow. And eat. However I’m trying to change that so wrote about ‘sitting’ with my feelings.
Then it was back to the less navel-gazing stuff, with my review of Tennison by Lynda LaPlante—a book I loved.
I also enjoyed The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. In comments on the post I mentioned that the books are pretty formulaic but they’re comfort (cozy?) reads for me, so enjoyable as long as I suspend my disbelief at some of characters’ antics.
MJ Arlidge’s books are always pretty dark and gritty and his latest, Liar Liar is no different. It’s confronting and a whodunnit I didn’t actually solve.
And finally I reviewed The Good Neighbour by AJ Banner in Goodreads. I was a bit slack getting to that review but… better late than never; and it was a solid 3 star (good) read.
What I plan to read
Elizabeth George’s A Banquet of Consequences is first on my list for the coming week and I’m hoping there’ll be a return to the Inspector Lynley and Barbara Havers we know and love.
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (better known as The Bloggess) is due to be published on 1 October so it may be next on the list, along with Cathy Kelly’s latest Between Sisters, which I’ve now deferred for a few weeks.
And that’s the extent of my planning for this week. I’ve been doing a lot of binge-reading (ie. reading an entire book in a night) over the past few weeks and would like to get out of the habit so might try to find a new TV series to obsess about. I think season one of Wayward Pines is out on DVD here and am thinking of borrowing that but not entirely sure.
What’s on your agenda for the week?
Any TV shows (old or new-ish) you can recommend I binge-watch?