Monday, 23 May 2016

Bookmarked... #19

The return of the (mostly) weekly post letting you all know what I'm reading and have lined up for the week! It's my own version of Sheila at Book Journey's It's Monday What Are You Reading (now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date) and I have her permission to rename it for my own nefarious reasons...

I have lost track of what I've read or what I've stuck bookmarks in since my last Bookmarked... post so I'm just going to start afresh and let you know what I've read over the last week and what I may or may not start reading this week!

Click on the covers to check out the relevant Goodreads pages!


Those of you who follow me on Goodreads will know of my strong dislike of the Austen Project by The Borough Press. Having read and hated strongly disliked two of the previous three instalments I swore I wouldn't read any more but it's Curtis Sittenfeld, it's Pride & Prejudice and if you haven't read Prep, go do so now...

Finally read another fairy tale retelling that counts towards my fairy tale challenge (which I should probably give up on, I'm so far behind!) A Wild Swan and Other Tales by Michael Cunningham is a gem of a book, most definitely for adults - these retellings are not pretty - and beautifully written by Cunningham and beautifully illustrated by Yuko Shimizu.

I've read a couple of books by Sam Christer, enough to know that his books are my go-to for when I want something thriller-ish but easy to read. As soon as I saw he was delving into the world of Sherlock Holmes this was a must-read and I absolutely loved it! I'm honestly hoping this was the first in a series because that ending was so open!

Currently Reading

This is a re-read as I'm on the blog tour for the second book, Alfie Bloom and the Talisman Thief in June. If you like middle grade fiction this is definitely worth checking out, great writing and Alfie is a fantastic character!

A YA novel about fairies and a teenager developing strange magical powers, halfway through this and loving it!


  1. Like The Changeling! Though not much into fantasy, I love fairies, might pick this up! Happy Monday, new follower!

  2. The House of Smoke sounds like one I'd enjoy. I really like anything related to Sherlock Holmes. Here's my week. Happy reading!

  3. Oh Eligible was such a disappoint to me! I love Curtis Sittenfeld and I love P&P but it was too sarcastic for me.

    my review

  4. Eligible and A Wild Swan are both on my TBR list. Great picks this week. Enjoy!


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