Monday 25 January 2016

Sunday Post 24th January 2016

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer, it's a chance to post a recap on the past week, show the books we have received and share what we plan for the coming week. Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and the aim is to show our newest books and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops or downloaded on to their e-reader. As always you can click on any of the pictures to be taken to the Goodreads page for that book if you're interested in finding out more about it.

Books We Got This Week:
Crooked HeartCarolThe Art of Being Normal
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans: I hadn't heard of this one but the blurb sounds very interesting so I hope to get to it soon.
Carol by Patricia Highsmith: I tend to like reading the book before watching the film and so I picked this up.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: I actually already have a copy of this but it's tattered and enormous and very daunting whilst this is a reasonable size (with very thin pages and tiny writing) so maybe I will feel more confident about reading it!
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson: This is one I've been wanting to read since it first came out and I am very excited to read it.
The Angel TreeThe Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)
The Angel Tree by Lucinda Riley: I have the first book in this series but haven't read it yet, hopefully having the second one will get me to read it sooner.
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman: This is one of my most anticipated reads for 2016 and I am beyond excited to read it! Definitely going to be reading this very shortly.

Reading Update:
Ann: I haven't had time to read anything this week unfortunately.

The MartianThe City of the Lost (Casey Duncan #1)Carol
The Martian by Andy Weir: 4 stars, This was way funnier than it had any right to be. I didn't understand all the science parts but the book was still engaging and I read it in pretty much one sitting.
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong: 4 stars, I thought this started strong had a bit of a weak spot in the middle but ended on a high! I am hoping there will be sequels because I love the main characters!
Carol by Patricia Highsmith: 4 stars, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this but it was really, really good. I especially loved the atmosphere of the book, really made me feel like I was there.

Classics Update:
A Tale of Two CitiesThe Count of Monte Cristo
Ann: I haven't read any of this but hope to read more next week.
Clare: I am loving this but I definitely wont be finished before the end of the month!

Next Week on the Blog:
We are going to keep next week open. We've got so much going on at the moment so we'll try to post as much as we can but we don't feel like we can guarantee any posts.

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading


  1. I'm loving both books in the classic section. The Count of Monte Cristo has always been daunting; however, I hope to read it soon.

    1. It's huge but Alexandre Dumas' writing is not difficult to read at all so I am not really struggling with it. And the plot is definitely engaging. As for A Tale of Two Cities - it's probably my favourite classic of all time so I highly recommend it!

  2. City of the Lost caught my eye and I saw another pretty good review too, so I may need to get that one. Happy reading this week!

    1. I do really like her writing and I do recommend it. Hope you enjoy it if you get it!

  3. I forgot War and Peace was becoming a movie. I've never read that monster of a book, so I should probably watch the movie. I wonder how long it will be.

    1. It's a TV serial on BBC at the moment, each of the episodes are about an hour long but I don't know how many episodes there will be. I remember watching the old movie of it with Audrey Hepburn in a while back and really liking it so I hope I will like the book!