Weekly Reading Update | Books and Baking

I always enjoy reading other bloggers’ weekly reading updates and I thought I’d post one of my own. This week has been very reading intensive for me as I’ve had some free time and a few ARCs and books to get through. I’ve enjoyed all of the books I’ve read, and I thought I’d do a mini review for the one’s I’ve finished!

I read all of these on my kindle, and I think I’ve got a newfound love for reading on my kindle. I definitely go through stages of either reading nonstop on my kindle, or not reading anything on my kindle at all! But let’s get into my Weekly Reading Update:

Home Truths by Tina Seskis

I picked up Home Truth’s on my kindle and wasn’t really sure what to expect from this. The blurb sounded really interesting, but I was quite wary of reading it because I’ve been taking a break from thrillers. I wouldn’t really say this was thrilling and it was definitely more character than plot driven which is why I think I didn’t enjoy it as much. But that being said, if you enjoy character driven books, you may enjoy this!

Rating – ★★★

The House on Beckett Lane by Emma Rogers

I’m taking part in the blog tour for the lovely Emma’s book The House on Beckett Lane. She kindly provided me with an E-ARC in exchange for my honest opinion on her book. This is a debut collection of short stories and it definitely covers a plethora of important topics and themes, a lot of which are usually brushed over or not spoken about a lot. I enjoyed the sheer variety of the characters within the stories and how they are all intrinsically linked to the house on Beckett Lane.

Rating – ★★★★

Deadly Sacrifice by Stella Oni

I read Deadly Sacrifice which is a crime mystery/thriller novel and really enjoyed it. This is one of Jacaranda’s Twentyin2020 books and I think that is was really interesting. It cleverly integrates ideas of religion and culture into a dark and at times gruesome read. I don’t like gruesome books but this was just about manageable! – TW: severed limbs. I learnt a lot about Nigerian culture and rituals and thought it was a very cleverly crafted mystery.

Rating – ★★★★

Fool’s Gold by Alan Barbara

This was an E-ARC that I kindly received from the author in exchange for an honest review. I really loved the fun, whimsical and eccentric nature of this story. Lottie and Cheddar George were great characters. The mystery was also cleverly crafted which made for an interesting read!

Rating – ★★★★

What’s Next?

I’m considering picking up a physical book next but I’m not sure which one to go for. I do need to read The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead for my university book club, but I’ve got enough time to read another one first! Let me know what you’re reading this weekend 😊

6 thoughts on “Weekly Reading Update | Books and Baking

  1. ooh “The House on Beckett Lane” has been on my TBR since forever, I’m glad you liked it- i’ve been reading so many mixed reviews of it 😭😭 also, you have such a cute blog, and it seems like you had a super nice reading week!! 😀

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    1. I’d highly recommend it, but it does cover some heavy themes so if you go into it, keep that in mind! Thank you so much 🙂 yes it was definitely an anomaly, I’m yet to finish a book this week now haha!

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