The Mid-Year Freak Out Tag- 2018 Edition

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I did this tag last year (albeit a little late) and I enjoyed it, so I thought I’d bring it back. It’s been going around the blogosphere and BookTube a lot recently. Here are my answers with book images going  to Goodreads.

Best Book Read So Far in 2018

This one is so hard for me because I’ve read some crackers this year. However, it has to be A Thousand Perfect Notes.

A Thousand Perfect NotesBest Sequel

Leah On The Offbeat wasn’t so much a sequel as a companion, but I had to mention it.

Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)

New 2018 Release You Have Not Read Yet

There’s been so many. I really need to get on it…

Nice Try, Jane Sinner

Most Anticipated Read of 2018 That Hasn’t Come Out Yet

#Murdertrending

I’m intrigued by this one. It seems to be going down well!

Biggest Disappointment

My Husband’s Lies

I wasn’t a massive fan of this book. I think I expected it to be something it wasn’t. The writing was good, but the plot wasn’t for me.

Biggest Surprise

Turtles All the Way Down

I expected to hate this book, but I didn’t! I’m not the biggest fan of John Green, but the representation of anxiety impressed me.

Favourite New To Me Author

When Dimple Met Rishi

I really enjoyed Sandhya’s writing!

Newest Fictional Crush

I don’t have fictional crushes often. How sad!

Book That Made You Cry

They Both Die at the End

The tears! Aw, this book broke my heart.

Book That Made You Happy

Flying Tips for Flightless Birds

I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel! 🙂 It was so touching!

Most Beautiful Book You Bought

The Surface Breaks

This book looks even more beautiful in the flesh! 🙂

Books You Have to Read in the Rest of 2018

There are SO many. I’ll link my Summer TBR…

If you’ve posted a Mid Year Freak Out post, please leave me a link so I can see what your reading year has been like so far!

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This Week In Books #111

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Book images go to Goodreads!

The Wonder of Us My Husband’s Lies Whistle in the Dark

NOWThe Wonder Of UsKim Culbertson– I’m just about to start this book (hopefully tonight or tomorrow!) and I’m intrigued to see what I make of it. It looks like a decent YA contemporary.

THENMy Husband’s LiesCaroline England– I was a little bit let down by this book. It wasn’t what I had anticipated. My review is up here.

NEXT Whistle In the DarkEmma Healey– I was meant to read this book earlier in the month, but I didn’t get around to it. It’s definitely on my radar for this weekend! 🙂

What have you been reading this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by. Happy Reading!

My Husband’s Lies

My Husband’s Lies

How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Avon Books

Synopsis:

Do you really know your friends?

On the afternoon of Nick and Lisa’s wedding, their close friend is found poised on a hotel window ledge, ready to jump.

As the shock hits their friendship group, they soon realise that none of them are being as honest with themselves – or with each other – as they think.

And there are secrets lurking that could destroy everything.

Thoughts:

Hmm… this is going to be an interesting book to review, because I found myself struggling with it a little bit. I was immediately intrigued by the title, thinking it was going to be a gripping, twisting thriller. Unfortunately, that’s not what I got. I think I would have appreciated if this book had focused on one relationship. I think it would have been good to read about a wife with a husband that is hiding some pretty awful things. That was definitely what I thought I was going into. Let me explain more…

My Husband’s Lies is about a group of childhood friends and their relationships into adulthood. There were so many characters which was hard to keep track of, especially in the beginning. I feel like if there weren’t so many characters, I could have really enjoyed this book. However, I felt like it was too much, meaning that I didn’t feel their characters were as developed as they could have been. It did keep me reading though. I wouldn’t say that the writing itself was bad, I personally just think it suffered from too much going on.

The characters in this book weren’t immediately likeable. It don’t think it bodes well that I can’t recall many of the characters, a couple of days after finishing the book. I found the characters to be very shallow and out for themselves. They didn’t seem to care about their partners at all and that’s incredibly frustrating.

Would I recommend it?:
It’s not for me!- Unfortunately I didn’t get on with this book. I was expecting it to absolutely grip me, but it didn’t and I found myself getting frustrated by the characters.

You may enjoy this book, but it didn’t work for me!

This Week In Books #110

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Book images go to Goodreads!

The Wildflowers Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2) My Husband’s Lies

NOWThe WildflowersHarriet Evans– I’m almost finished this book which I’m reading for the Talking About feature that I do with my sister, Beth.

THEN Leah On The OffbeatBecky Albertalli– Loved this book! Not quite a 5 star read for me though. My review will follow in a week or so!

NEXTMy Husband’s LiesCaroline England– I am looking forward to this thriller.

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Stacking The Shelves #185

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

Book images go to Goodreads!

Bought:

Far from the Tree

I enjoy Robin Benway’s writing and I’ve heard good things about this book!

NetGalley:

Super excited about this book! It sounds fabulous.

I love a thriller… as you can see. I’m intrigued by this one. I requested it on its description of disturbing…what does that say about me?

What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post!