Weekly Wrap-Up: 16 August 2019

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Happy Friday, everyone! This week has flown by and it has been a really good one for reading. This is mostly because Scottish Husband is currently away on a work trip and I’ve just been reading the days away. I’ve also been squishing the cats a lot — they’re not pleased.

 

Books I read

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

I read two books this week and they were both great! The Ten Thousand Doors of January is an upcoming release (out on 10 September!) and I suspect it is going to be on a lot of people’s Best Books of 2019 list — including my own! It’s a wonderful book and I can’t wait for you guys to get your hands on it!

I also read The House of Salt and Sorrows, and wat completely taken aback by how much I loved it! The characters and romance are a little forgettable, but it’s such a spooky and atmospheric book — it’s also a retelling of my favourite fairy tale, “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”. It wont be for everyone because of its dark content (lots of gore and death), but it’s a great fall/October read.

 

Books I am currently reading

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Blood of an Exile by Brian Naslun

I’m currently reading this recent fantasy release and I’m really enjoying it! I’m about a third of the way through and I’m really liking the characters and the world. I can’t wait to dig in more this weekend!

 

Books I bought

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The House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

Zodiac by Romina Russell

I was in London last weekend and hit up Foyles! Each of these are US editions that I can’t get in other UK bookstores. I’ve, of course, already read The House of Salt and Sorrows and can’t wait to read the other two!

 

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Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao

Hello, gorgeous! I absolutely loved Dao’s other books, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns andย  Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix, so I am naturally super excited for another book in this world! Song of the Crimson Flower comes out in November from Philomel Books.

 

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That’s it for this week! What did you get up to this week? Read anything good? Pick up any new books? Let me know!

7 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: 16 August 2019

    1. Yes!! Oh man, some of the spooky scenes were actually really scary. I was in the tub when the bit with the tub and the squid happened. Nope nope nope. Got out of the bath real quick ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฆ‘

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