Posted in Weekly Posts

This Week in Books (November 23)

This Week In Books

Hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I am reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words

I am currently reading Mary-Jane Riley’s first book in the Alex Devlin series, The Bad Things which has been on my kindle for over a year, so long that the publication of the second book has already been and gone!

The Bad Things

You can read the synopsis and an extract in yesterday’s post

I have just finished They Did it With Love by Kate Morgenroth which shockingly was one of my 20 Books of Summer 2016 – I’ve promised myself I will finish the list before the end of the year! Only one to go!

They Did it with Love


Secrets lurk under the smooth surface of a wealthy Connecticut neighborhood, until a murder reveals all
Sofie and her husband have left Manhattan in search of a more tranquil life in the suburbs. But when a member of Sofie’s new neighborhood book club turns up dead, things get messy. She discovers that everybody has something to hide, including her own husband. Her neighbor Priscilla has been married to Gordon for fifteen years, but the love left their marriage a long time ago. Susan is Priscilla’s biggest supporter until she has to choose between loyalty to her friend and telling the truth. Ashley is eager to fit in, but her youth and status as a second wife keep her on the outside. She may know more than they think she does, though. Julia seems to have it all?the perfect house, job and husband. But her untimely death has people questioning how perfect her life really was. Through this swamp of suburban secrets, Sofie must wade to find the truth behind Julia’s murder and the state of her own marriage. “They Did It with Love” is a delightful, twisty, and twisted exploration of the things we?ll do for love. Amazon

Next up as part of my commitment to clearing up the NetGalley reads that are past their publication date I am going to be reading The House of Birds by Morgan McCarthy.



Oliver has spent years trying to convince himself that he’s suited to a life of money making in the city, and that he doesn’t miss a childhood spent in pursuit of mystery, when he cycled around the cobbled lanes of Oxford, exploring its most intriguing corners.
When his girlfriend Kate inherits a derelict house – and a fierce family feud – she’s determined to strip it, sell it and move on. For Oliver though, the house has an allure, and amongst the shelves of discarded, leather bound and gilded volumes, he discovers one that conceals a hidden diary from the 1920s.
So begins a quest: to discover the identity of the author, Sophia Louis. It is a portrait of war and marriage, isolation and longing and a story that will shape the future of the abandoned house – and of Oliver – forever. NetGalley

So that’s my week sorted – What are you reading this week? Do share your links and thoughts in the comments box below.


A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

27 thoughts on “This Week in Books (November 23)

  1. They all sounds slightly lighter and more domestic than your usual fare – no bad thing!
    I’ve been travelling again, had a very inspiring poetry workshop at the weekend, so I’ve been reading the poetry of Laura Kasischke ‘Space, In Chains’ and ‘The Infinitesimals’. I just finished ‘Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont’ by Elizabeth Taylor on the plane. And I’m not quite sure what to pick up next…


  2. You’ve got some good reads there, Cleo. The Morgenroth looks especially intriguing, with a very interesting premise. I’ll be really interested in what you think of that one.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I love Mary Jane Riley’s book;After She Fell. I didn’t know that there was another one before that. I will definitely check out out. Enjoy your books this week. Happy reading:-)


  4. They Did it with Love has a great Desperate Housewives vibe, I love neighborhood stories. Some much goes on behind closed doors and curtains! This week I’m getting out of my comfort zone again, this time with a romance story, Corrupt Me by my friend Jill Quinn, and with life getting in the way, I had to postpone reading In Her Wake! I hope to get to it this weekend. Happy reading Cleo!


Leave a Reply, I love hearing what you have to say

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.