WEEKLY WRAP-UP (18/5/’20) #WEEKINREADING #WeeklyWrapup #BooksTeacupnReviews
Hello readers! Last week has been good in reading but I wasn’t feeling best so I took a day or two break with blog in weekends. Here is what read last week and what I’m planning to read this week-
What I read Last week-
Shadowed By Despair (Laith #3) by Candace Robinson
This was great closer of trilogy. I would miss this characters. World and character development was best part and as usual Tavarra was my favorite character. This was easy 5 star read. My review will be up tomorrow.
All the Pretty Things by Emily Arsenault
I finished this in weekend. It was easy to guess who was lying or hiding things early and it was bit slow. It felt like was dragging a bit in middle but I liked overall theme and how character came to terms with truth. I’m not sure about rating yet.
Mightier Than the Sword (The Clifton Chronicles #5) by Jeffrey Archer
A bomb goes off, but how many passengers on the MV Buckingham have lost their lives? You will find out only if you read the opening chapter of Mightier than the Sword.
When Harry arrives in New York, his publisher Harold Guinzberg tells him he has been elected as the next president of English PEN, which will give him the opportunity to launch a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who is languishing in a Russian Gulag in Siberia. His crime, writing a book Uncle Joe, which gives an insight into what it was like to work for Josef Stalin. So determined is he to see Babakov released, Harry puts his own life in danger.
Emma Clifton, now Chairman of Barrington Shipping, is having to face the repercussions of the IRA bombing her ship. Some board members feel she should resign while others, including Sebastian Clifton, newly elected to the board, are determined to see she remains as Chairman.
Giles Barrington is now a Minister of the Crown, and looks set for high office, but a trip to East Germany does not end as a diplomatic success, and once again Giles’ political career is thrown off balance by none other than Major Alex Fisher. Fisher decides to stand against Giles at the forthcoming general election. But this time who wins?
Sebastian Clifton asks his girlfriend Samantha to marry him. She happily accepts, but then later changes her mind after she discovers what Seb has been up to behind her back.
The book ends with two court trials: one at the high court in London, a libel case pitting Emma Clifton against Lady Virginia Fenwick; while another, a show trial, takes place in Russia after Harry has been arrested as a spy. Thus continues book five of the Clifton Chronicles, Jeffrey Archer’s most accomplished work to date, with all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the most successful authors in the world.
I’m reading this simultaneously. Just few pages along with the book I will start later today.
What I will this week-
As Much As I Ever Could by Brandy Woods Snow
Seventeen-year-old CJ Ainsworth doesn’t drive—not because she can’t, but because she won’t.
She’s been living with the guilt of being the sole survivor of the head-on collision that claimed her mother’s and sister’s lives. It’s the reason she refuses to get behind the wheel. It’s the reason her father has nearly abandoned her. It’s the reason she’s sent to piddle the summer away at her estranged Memaw’s house in Edisto Beach.
All CJ wants to do is isolate herself and make it to the trial at summer’s end, where she’ll testify against the stranger who couldn’t keep his car in its own lane.
She doesn’t expect to fall for a boy, especially not Jett Ramsey, a hotshot racing champion destined for greatness on the NASCAR circuit.
CJ’s resolve crumbles when she loses a bet that puts her squarely in Jett’s
driver’s seat. While he patiently reintroduces her to driving, they confide in each other, and CJ learns she’s not the only one silently suffering through a loss.
As their connection deepens, Jett’s focus on the track is called into question. CJ can’t be the cause of another car crash, but her heart is broken either way. Can CJ learn to put her heart in drive? Or will she throw it in reverse?
How terrible! I bet I wouldn’t drive if I was in her place. I can’t wait to see how both characters are going to help each other.
What did you read last week? What are you planning to read this week? Have you read any of these books or going to add to TBR?
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Amber Elise @ Du Livre
I hate when mysteries are predictable!
Books Teacup and Reviews
I usually don’t mind it that much as there usually are red herring that makes me rethink but here it was pretty obviously.
None of the books that I have read.