This Week In Books – 29 June 2016

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This meme was set up by Lipsyy Lost and Found.

Here is what I am reading now, then and next!


downloadI am an impressive five whole pages into What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor, which I have wanted to read for absolutely ages! I do tend to like a child narrator so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy this one. Here’s the synopsis…

Nine-year-old Milo Moon has retinitis pigmentosa: his eyes are slowly failing and he will eventually go blind. But for now he sees the world through a pin hole and notices things other people don’t. When Milo’s beloved gran succumbs to dementia and moves into a nursing home, Milo soon realises there’s something wrong at the home. So with just Tripi, the nursing home’s cook, and Hamlet, his pet pig, to help, Milo sets out on a mission to expose the nursing home and the sinister Nurse Thornhill.


51ctjRmDqcL._AC_US160_Yesterday I finished The Book of Lost and Found by Lucy Foley, which I absolutely adored. I bought the book 100% based on the front cover, and I’m glad it paid off! 

I also recently finished the ridiculously long-titled If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel. I have mixed feelings on this one as I loved it to begin with …. but then realised that nothing was actually happening. 

Reviews of both books to come! 


I’ve bought a load of books recently so have tons to get through – which isn’t unusual, admittedly. One of these, Headlong by Michael Frayn, was chosen by my book club and sounds really dull so I’m not looking forward to it at all – but am going to force myself to read it! 

Here’s the blurb:

A tale of historical investigation and comic invention. Invited to assess some old paintings, an easily-distracted philosopher is convinced that one of them is a lost work by Breughel. He risks everything he has in the effort to establish its provenance and trick it from its owner’s possession.


Have you ever forced yourself to read a book you thought you’d hate, but been pleasantly surprised?

What are you reading now, then and next?



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