Posted in Weekly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up 12

Considering how quickly January disappeared, my wrap-up is surprisingly busier than I expected it to be.

I’d intended to take this month a little slower to avoid burning out, but I ended up bingeing Die Trying and Legendborn to get them finished in the same month that I started them in, so now I’m just embracing it and reading whenever I have the time.

I’ve made progress with both reading challenges I signed up for (When Are You Reading & Out Of Your Comfort Zone) and I’ve completed 3 categories in all, which I think is a good start.

Another bonus is that I loved all the books I read in January, and now I get to look forward to the sixth Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children novel and the sequel to Legendborn.

January Reads
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Windsor Knot
The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #5)
Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)
Legendborn (Legendborn, #1)

Currently Reading

I’ve finally finished Volume One of War and Peace, which I’m really pleased about. After I finish The Switch, I’m going to be starting Volume Two.

War and Peace
The Switch

Reading Challenges Update

When Are You Reading
  • 1800-1899 Complete

(1800-1899) The Adventure Of Sherlock Holmes:

  • The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
  • The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
  • The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
  • The Boscombe Valley Mystery
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band
  • The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
  • 1980-1999- Complete

(1998) Die Trying (Jack Reacher 2)

Out Of Your Comfort Zone Challenge

Fantasy- Complete

  • Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children: The Conference Of The Birds

Posted in WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday #14

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, and to take part, all you need to do is answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?

I’m this close to finishing Volume One of War and Peace, which is nice since it feels like it’s taken forever.

I also started Die Trying on Monday, the second Jack Reacher book, which will complete another prompt for the When Are You Reading Challenge.

Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)

What did you recently finish reading?

It’s taken me a year to get back to the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, but I’m so glad that I did because I loved The Conference Of The Birds.

The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #5)

What do you think you’ll read next?

My choices are The Switch, Two Can Keep A Secret, or The Less Dead, but this might change.

The Less Dead

Posted in When Are You Reading Challenge

2021 When Are You Reading Challenge- Sign Up Post

I’ve been blogging on and off for three or four years as of writing but somehow I missed the When Are You Reading Challenge that’s been running since 2014.

The idea behind it is to read twelve books from twelve time periods, and I had made up a reading list before realising that I’ve already signed up to one reading challenge already- but I really want to take part in both, so here we are.

The When Are You Reading Challenge was created and hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words.

My Reading List


The Odyssey or Macbeth

1300- 1499

Game Of Thrones


The Other Boleyn Girl


The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue or The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats and Piracy


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes or The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes


His Last Bow or Fall of Giants


The ABC Murders


Dear Mrs Bird


To Kill A Mockingbird


Die Trying

2000- Present

Beach Read or The Da Vinci Code


Divergent or The Hunger Games

Posted in Weekly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up 10

My reading slowed a little this month between The Testaments and A Dark So Deadly– which I loved and can’t recommend enough for fans of crime and mystery novels.

I’ve started thinking about my plans for 2021, and while I’m reluctant to make anything fixed, I’ve decided I’m going to try and finish any abandoned novels by Christmas so I can start the new year from scratch, and get started on all the amazing books I’ve bought and haven’t got round to yet.

Some of them I’ve included below. Let me know if you’re read them and what you thought.

November Reads
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
A Dark So Deadly
What I’m Currently Reading

I’m still working my way through War and Peace, a handful of chapters at a time. I’d really love to get it crossed off my tbr because it’s one of the classics I’ve wanted to read for a while and it’s sooo long finishing it would be an achievement in itself.

War and Peace

Book Mail

I’ve seen this book everywhere over the past few weeks and heard lots of positive things so naturally I had to see what all the fuss was about.

Firewatching (Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler #1)

I also treated myself to a copy of the second Jack Reacher book, using my birthday at the end of the month as an excuse- along with the first two Robert Langdon books, Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code.

Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)

What I’m Watching

After watching the available seven episodes of Take Two, I started the reboot of Magnum PI, which I found myself enjoying more than I expected to.

Maybe that it’s set in Hawaii had something to do with it, and the references to the Hawaii Five-O reboot, which I also loved.